7 DIY Projects for Renters

| August 29, 2013 | 4 Comments

Hello! I’m Kelly from Here Comes the Sun and we’ve come to the last post in the Rent Pretty Series. When you live in a rental, you face many challenges from storage to decorating to dealing with tiny spaces. Here are 7 DIY Projects that provide solutions for renters.

This coffee table made from a reclaimed window provides beautiful storage.
Make a coffee table from an old window
Laundry piling up? This laundry basket dresser controls the clothes clutter in a stylish way.
laundry basket dresser
Need an easy window seat? Turn a shelf sideways and add a pillow on top.
Make a window seat from a shelf

Do you like the look of custom built-ins in a mudroom? Here is a simple 

entryway organization piece made from a bookcase. All of the organization and none of the construction!

DIY Entryway Organization
If you have limited space in your laundry room, try this DIY laundry room drying rack.
diy laundry room drying rack

Apartments usually come with very small balconies and not a lot of privacy.  This privacy screen is easy to build and can attach and detach easily.

diy balcony privacy screen

The lack of outdoor space in apartments can make gardening tough. Here is a unique vertical hanging herb garden that is made out of a shoe organizer.

hanging herb garden
I’ve enjoyed sharing this series with you. Thanks so much for reading and I hope that you’ve picked up a few ideas on how to turn your rental into a home.


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Hello! I’m Kelly, creator of the blog Here Comes the Sun. My husband and I owned a home for seven years. Two and a half years ago, a job transfer took us out of state and now we rent. I’m currently in the process of making over our rental one temporary solution at a time. DIY is my passion and I love to share the projects that I do and the tips that I find.  

Category: Apartment Life

About Jason Potts: Hi! I'm Jason, and I'm the Social Media Coordinator for ForRent.com. I am a part of an awesome social media team that keeps this blog running in addition to the other social media outlets for ForRent.com! When I'm not posting for ForRent.com, I like to play music with friends, cook, and travel as much as possible.

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  1. Leah says:

    These are some great projects, thanks for sharing! Particularly love the patio screen and the mudroom décor!

  2. Monica Lightfoot says:

    I love the ideas! Tried to subscribe to your news feed but it wouldnt come up:(

  3. taylor says:

    This is a great round up! Thanks so much!

  4. Great use of the things and awesome usage of the place.

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