Spring into 4 simple DIY home decorating trends

Whether you are personalizing a new home or revitalizing an old room, the start of spring is when newly imagined spaces become do-it-yourself realities.

Here are four easy and affordable DIY tips to bring 2014’s trends into your home.

Don’t just spring clean...spring create

Spring cleaning does not have to mean getting rid of everything in the garage. Familiar pieces showcased in a special way can be a conversation starter. Love cycling, but have an old bicycle that you don’t ride anymore? Consider using its components to construct a unique piece of furniture to showcase your passion for the sport.

Peter Debelak, co-owner of Soulcraft Woodshop and Gallery, a membership-based community woodworking workshop in Cleveland, Ohio, did just that. He used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, a construction adhesive designed specifi-cally for bonding porous to non-porous mixed materials, such as metal to wood or ceramic to drywall, to create a rotating wine rack made out of a bicycle wheel, as well as a shelf and coat rack constructed from a repurposed bicycle crank-set and handlebars. “More and more we’re seeing people personalize their home decor by transforming fascinating objects they love into home accessories and furnishings,” Debelak said.

Go ahead, mix materials

Vintage and contemporary design elements come together to create rustic