Hey everyone, it’s Corey again from Sawdust2Stitches. If someone would have asked me a year ago, what I envisioned when I heard “PVC project”, I would have described a white structure, with pink or black words, and it was probably used as some form of garage organization.
I am here to tell you, it’s simply not the case anymore! Take a gander at these projects and see if you aren’t convinced otherwise too.
10 Classy PVC Projects
Industrial Style Shelving
The possibilities are truly limitless with this basic idea. Do you have a odd size space that you are stumped on ? Give this industrial shelving a try, it is easily customizable and so much less expensive than using metal pipes! You can see the full tutorial here by Sawdust 2 Stitches on Remodelaholic.
Over at Everyday Organizing she uses PVC pipe to create an adorable ladder to access a nook in her children’s bedroom. Not only is it functional and cheap, it adds tons of character to the space!
PVC Curtain Rod
At Our Vintage Home they cleverly use pvc as a curtain rod on their patio. Add a little bit of copper spray paint and you have the appearance of high end designer rods.
Ceiling Mount Bed Canopy
This is one of my very first PVC projects. Would you ever guess that this beautiful bed canopy was made for as little as $20.00 ? ! You can read more about how to make your own PVC bed canopy over on Sawdust 2 Stitches (or see more DIY bed canopies here).
Stairway Light Fixture
Once I got on my PVC kick it was kind of hard to stop! I wanted a unique fixture in my stair well, and PVC was just the ticket! You can see more images on Sawdust 2 Stitches.
Faux Capiz Shell Ceiling Light
A Happy Place Called Home had the same brilliant idea (featured here on Remodelaholic), and used PVC in her light fixture. It looks like it should be displayed at West Elm with a jaw dropping price tag attached. Would you have ever guessed that it was a DIY ?!
I just love this! Instead of disguising the PVC with spray paint, this project covers the entire PVC structure! To see more images of this space you can head on over to the Ginger Bread House .
Another great feature of PVC is it weathers well! No need to worry about it deteriorating or breaking down due to weather. Look at this luxurious outdoor sanctuary over at Sunset.
Baby Gate from PVC
What about this ? ! Would you ever guess it is PVC ? If you have young children this is a must see/read! You can read more about how they made this children’s gate over at Snugasabugbaby.
Have I changed how you see PVC yet ? There are are literally hundreds of free PVC plans available online! Imagine what you can do with a can of spray paint and a new out look on PVC.
Take this tutorial for example: Instructables Don’t you love the lines of this table ?!
PVC Dining Table
While this table looks awesome with the exposed PVC, there are many homes that would benefit from being able to change the colors to match their home. I can just see this with Oil Rub Bronzed legs, and a plank top. The possibilities are limitless!
How about this one !? Can’t you just see it ? …. Are you starting to look at PVC a little differently ?
(Sorry, I can’t track down the original source for this one. If you know it, please let me know!)
If I can impart any words of wisdom from this post it would be this: PVC doesn’t need to look like PVC. It is CHEAP, it’s strong, durable, and easily customizable! So next time you are stumped. Consider PVC, it will blow your mind!
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Corey is the voice and grunt labor behind Sawdust 2 Stitches, she freely professes, that she has a problem... She CANNOT leave well enough alone.
She can typically be found hunched over a sewing machine and/or covered in sawdust. All in the effort to create a perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality in her home.