Take your living room to the next level by making furniture yourself from easily accessible materials. Ranging from rustic to industrial to Mid-Century modern, this collection of beginner-friendly, do-it-yourself projects will have you reaching for the nearest wood clamp.
1. Planter Side Table
You want a new side table, but you also want a new planter. Instead of purchasing or building both, create this double-duty planter side table made from a round tabletop and classically chic hairpin legs. Cut a hole in the center to fit your favorite plant pot.
This durable DIY planter comes with its own table space.
2. Mid-Century Inspired Plant Stand
Real Mid-Century plant stands may be a bit hard to come by or a little harsh on the wallet. Make your own Mid-Century inspired plant stand from just a few pieces of wood and a minimalistic plant pot.
3. Storage Bench Coffee Table
Add a double-sided topper to upgrade a basic storage trunk from drab to delightful. One side of the topper serves as a cushion, providing extra seating when needed. Flip the cushion over to reveal a hard wood surface, turning the trunk into a game table or coffee table with tons of hidden storage space.
4. Upcycled Door Entry Table
Upcycle an old, unwanted door into a beautiful entry table with only minor modifications. Sand away some of the paint for a distressed look, then add on your favorite style of table legs. Salvage the legs from an old table, or purchase them new — the choice is up to you.
5. Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs
What’s not to love about retro and Mid-Century inspired style? Craft this low-cost coffee table with high-end looks using materials found at your local home improvement store. Several pieces of wood, hairpin legs and wood stain team up to create this nouveau-retro classic.
6. Compact Side Table & Magazine Rack
A compact side table and magazine rack offers enough space to hold your favorite beverage, a bowl of snacks and the remote. Keep clutter to a minimum with built-in magazine storage tucked neatly under the table top, yet within easy reach of your favorite chair.[/fusion_text]