The Sochi Winter Olympics have been a huge hit so far. From slope-style skiing to group figure skating, there’s something for every kind of sport-lover. If you’re the type of person who believes that the Olympics should come more than every two years, we have a pretty cool solution for you. We’re telling you how to bring the Olympics into your home full-time with these sporty style choices.
Do you have a pair of old skis? Maybe you’ve retired from winter sports or maybe you just bought a nicer pair and have a spare and nothing to do with them. We’ve got a neat idea, either way. Celebrate your old skis by turning them into shelves with this easy DIY, no furniture disassembly required.
Simply mount some wall brackets where you want your new shelves to help stabilize your skis, and place them on your wall. Then, the fun begins! Decorate your new, cool shelves with some of your sports memorabilia, or let them stand alone.
Maybe winter sports aren’t your thing, and you wouldn’t know the first thing about skiing or snowboarding. That’s okay! We’ve got cool ideas for summer sport lovers too. If you have an old surfboard in your home, there are plenty of ways to bring it back to life.
Some designers have recently featured surfboards as major design features in living rooms, simply by hanging them on the wall. If you’d rather transform your surfboard, consider turning it into a cool coffee table or end table by drilling metal legs into the board.
Old Trophy Renewal
Do you have some old trophies from childhood just lying around? Bring them back to life with some spray paint and display them.
First, decide on your paint color. If you want to bring Olympic glory into your home, consider a shiny gold spray paint. If you’re going for a more modern statement, consider a neon pink or green spray paint.
After you paint your trophy, display it where everyone can see on a shelf or as a bookend. If you want to get really fancy, drill a hole in the top of the trophy and feed lamp wires through the hole to create a unique lamp base.
Frame Your Jersey
No matter what sport you grew up playing, you can bring Olympic-style glory into your home by displaying your favorite framed jersey in a large matte black or white frame. This idea is especially interesting if your jersey has your last name on the back. Consider autographing the jersey for added interest.
This idea makes for a one-of-a-kind art display and a cool conversation piece for your home.
You don’t have to invest in NYC furniture repair to transform your home into a sporty oasis. All you need to create gold metal style in your home are a few cans of spray paint and your favorite old sports gear. Bring Olympic glory into your home with these cool ideas.