7 DIY Projects for Renters

| August 29, 2013 | 6 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:

Hey, everybody! My name's 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 all the other social media outlets! 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.

  5. Lindy says:

    Useless post. I attempted to get the instructions for the hanging herb garden and the links didn’t work. Also noticed the privacy deck was from Engineer My Space which I subscribe to for great ideas with instructions. The “window seat” looked like an Ikea hack. If you are not going to post quality, original content why bother? If you are going to share the idea’s of another blogger great but give them the attribute and link back to their post.

    • Maria Salova Maria Salova says:

      So sorry to hear you did not find this blog post useful and that the link’s hosting site decided to remove the original post about the hanging herb gardens. We try our best to link back to the original poster’s content and unfortunately over time some links end up not working properly, this is an older blog post. Sometimes we have “round up posts” provided by bloggers that have a round up of clever and possibly useful ideas for renters that are popular at the time. We welcome any feedback you may have regarding posts that you would find to be more useful. Thank you!

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