2014 Year in Review: Make it Modern

Whether you consider yourself a novice or a professional, DIY is where it’s at. We explored several projects this year that just about anyone with a few simple tools and a few hours can make without breaking the bank. Take a look back at all things DIY in our Make it Modern column.

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2014 Year in Review: Make it Modern

DIY Stacked Dowel Shelving
Looking for a storage solution to house your shoes, keys, and accessories when you come in the door? Try your hand at making these DIY stacked dowel shelves.

DIY Modernized Milk Glass

DIY: How To Give Milk Glass Vases A Modern Update
An eBay collection inspired us to update milk glass vases using rope, dye, and wire.

DIY Modern Vintage Furniture Makeover

DIY Modern Vintage Furniture Makeover
We spotted a fantastic kitchen table and chairs set on eBay’s local furniture search and gave it a colorful facelift.

DIY Portable Hanging Wall Pocket

DIY Portable Hanging Wall Pocket
This portable, no-sew, canvas wall pocket is a quick, simple, and stylish fix for your desktop clutter. Perfect storage for your mail or papers.


DIY Minimal Woven Headboard
With just a few super-basic steps, some rope, and some fabric strips, you can revamp your bed with this woven headboard for a fresh and minimalist look.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.