Often, the hardest part of creating and designing DIY projects is sourcing the right materials. Finding something strong yet workable, with just the right amount of visual character can actually be harder than you think. So, what I love about this rustic storage project is its embracing of its worn materials - the weathered look of the wood and leather belts are part of the design, and the measuring and angles are more suggestions and ideas than hard rules for success. Plus, it only uses a handful of used (read: inexpensive) materials and a hammer and nail, so it's achievable by nearly anyone.
DIY Project: Recycled Leather & Wood Shelf [DesignSponge.com]