It’s not a secret that I love a good furniture project. From painting furniture to give it a more custom look to straight up building pieces that are perfect fits for our home, there’s nothing like putting your personal touch on a piece of furniture for your home. Today, I want to share seven of my favorite DIY furniture projects in hopes to inspire you to tackle one of your own!
This wood and pipe entryway stand was inspired when I participated in a fun West Elm knock off challenge. I fell in love with a similar piece sold at West Elm for $500. It was way out of my budget so I decided to build a version of my own. It is one of my favorite pieces to date. It’s the perfect drop zone for our family. We use the hooks to hold bags and backpacks, coats and keys. The baskets hold the girls’ shoes. See the tutorial here.
Oh I love this nightstand. When I was searching for the perfect nightstands I had a difficult time finding anything in my price range. I found the perfect-if-it-weren’t-for-the-price nightstands at Pottery Barn and decided that building my own version would be a better option.
One of the first projects we did when we moved into our house was build this window seat with storage. I wanted to get appliances and large items off of the countertops while still being within reach. This storage seat was the perfect solution. We stuff it with pillows and our girls think it’s one of the coziest spots in the house.
I have always had a thing for painted furniture. It’s just so pretty! The dresser was a fun furniture project with the mix of gray and white. You have to see the before.
When you can make furniture for just a few dollars, I consider that a win. I bought a wire laundry basket on clearance and turned it into a side table. It was easier than you think, and I bet you could find a basket to make this your next DIY furniture project! Here’s the tutorial.
IKEA hacks are another inexpensive and fun way to customize your furniture. We purchased this IKEA kitchen cart years ago. When I got sick of the unfinished wood, I painted the base of it blue, stained the butcher block top, and added a monogram stencil.
This minty beauty was beat up when we found it for only $25 on Craigslist. It had all the original hardware but the wood couldn’t be salvaged. We painted this gorgeous shade of mint green and used is as a colorful nightstand for a few years. Such a whimsical piece.
What has been your favorite DIY furniture project?
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