This fun yet affordable collection of DIY furniture ideas from around the web will inspire you regardless of your DIY skill level. These ideas range from building your own furniture to giving what you’ve got a cool new makeover, and all of these ideas are super affordable. Click on the links to see tutorials and to find out more information.
Two old but sturdy chairs are fastened together with wood to craft a beautiful bench. Plywood covered in foam and wrapped in a frugal fabric will complete the look, or use the wood slats to hold a planter and place into your backyard garden.
Better Homes and Gardens rescued an old armoire and transformed it into a beautiful serving station. The project looks complicated but it's not. Simply remove select doors and shelves (consider the structure of the piece before you do so), sand and paint. A piece of furniture this size would also make a great bar or backpack drop zone.
A dad built this for his daughter for about $200 (that's one cool dad!), and he shares complete instructions at his website. (Dad has also posted instructions for a matching bench.) This table would look great in a dining room, or make it smaller and use it for a desk. Or build it for a picnic table and invite your dad over for a cookout! For more easy DIY table ideas, see our article.
Graywashing is a great way to turn ugly furniture into something special. Pantone hosts this great tutorial by Kristen Davis, a decorative painter, that shows you how to get the perfect graywash on your furnishings à-la-Restoration-Hardware style. For more fun and creative furniture painting ideas, see our article.
I couldn't find the original post for this bench made from an old tailgate, but I wish I could give credit to whomever came up with this funky junky idea because I love it. Talk about using what you've got! This bench is proof that old items plus a few screws plus ingenuity equals DIY genius.
How simple is this table is via Whole Lotta Lovely? Crates are cheap, if not free. (If you can't find one curbside, Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby sell them for just a few bucks.) Add a bit of decoupage and casters to gain yourself one lovely little table. If you just can't bring yourself to DIY, end tables are easy to buy, even on a tight budget. See our favorites here.
What a great way to dress up a plain upholstered chair - just attach a quick and easy nailhead monogram. Check your local hardware or scrapbooking store for brads, nailheads or eyelets and attach according to directions. If you like a little bling, rhinestones or jewels could also be used.
I've had an IKEA Expedit shelf for years and it has held up like an iron horse, so I loved it when I stumbled across this post on another way to use one of these wonderful bookshelves. Iron and Twine posted this IKEA hack idea and they tell how they DIYed it on their website.
More DIY IdeasBesides the numerous links above where you can discover more do-it-yourself ideas, you can also find 10 more fun DIY projects here:
- DIY Headboard Ideas
- DIY Art Ideas
- DIY Plate Wall Arrangements
- DIY Painted Dinnerware
- DIY Kitchen Islands
- DIY Decorated Lamp Shades
- DIY No-Sew Table Runner
- DIY Bathroom Storage
- DIY Designs on Walls & Ceilings
- DIY Countertop Ideas