With these DIY furniture ideas, you’ll be able to breathe new life into your home, and perhaps even have some fun in the process. DIY procedures allow you to create original pieces and to exhibit some authentic creativity. So, without further ado, here’s what you can do.
Convert an Old Door
For starters, if, for whatever reason, you have an old door lying around, you will be able to reuse it in a variety of different ways (and if you don’t, be on the lookout; you might find one at a garage sale or a flea market, for instance).
An old door can be converted to become your new stylish desk, a fashionable coffee table, or even a headboard that you’ll place behind the bed. It will most likely require a fresh coat of paint and some remodeling, but this is a cost-effective way to produce a new piece of furniture out of the one you no longer need.
An Easy to Make Upcycled Table
Next on our list of creative DIY furniture ideas, we have an upcycled table that’s easy to make and it will hardly cost you any money. If you are looking to come up with new furniture because you are moving to a new home, you’ll certainly be able to afford high-quality movers, and easily still be left with enough money for this kind of table.
In order to build it, you will need two things – a wooden log and some chair legs, preferably made out of metal. Look for metal chair legs in flea markets and salvage yards, and for a wooden log, millwork or a lumber yard is the place to visit. Just try to find wood that is kiln-dried, so that it is sturdy enough for our little table. With a wooden log and some previously used chair legs, you’ll be able to make a robust, casual table whereon you can lay your feet and, thanks to the metal, not worry about whether the table will break down.
Transform a Vase Into a Lamp & Find a New Purpose for an Old Ladder
Then, you can also improve your home decor by converting an old vase into a lamp. The vase should be big enough to support additional features that will transform it into a lamp, and also stable enough so that it doesn’t collapse under the weight.
And while we’re talking about slightly avantgarde DIY furniture ideas, we also have to mention one that’s very easy to pull-off. Namely, all you need is an old ladder. This may sound strange, but if you place this ladder in the bathroom, you can use it as a towel rack! This will add a touch of rustic charm to your home. You can decorate your new towel rack by placing a plant or two at the bottom, further increasing the rustic appeal.
Easily Build a Stool
Apart from the small table we’ve already talked about, here’s another DIY furniture idea involving a piece of furniture on which you can lay your feet on. Namely, with just a little bit of effort, you can end up with a charming little stool or an ottoman.
To begin with, you’ll need a robust, single drawer (you can look, for example, in a thrift store). Use wood glue to attach your future stool’s legs (in this case, you can’t go wrong with 4X4s). Wait for the glue to dry, and then finish the attaching process by screwing the legs onto the drawer (you can use three screws for one leg). Et voila, you now have a perfectly functional ottoman! Your feet will thank you later.
Modify Your Outdated Home Entertainment Center
With the advances in technology, entertainment centers have changed. Screens are becoming thinner, so there’s no longer a need for a large entertainment center. Unfortunately, many people are stuck with such pieces of furniture. If you are one of them, don’t worry – among our DIY furniture ideas, there’s also a way to utilize such, now old-fashioned entertainment centers.
Namely, as we said, the screens are becoming increasingly thinner, so you can easily attach yours to the wall, where it can provide a great balance between a practical and more stylized design. This will leave you with an entire unused part of your home entertainment center where the screen was once placed, which you can then convert into a table that will be placed beneath the TV. This is a great solution if you own any video-game consoles, as they will be a very practical and natural fit when placed beneath your television screen.
Convert a Bi Fold Closet Door Into a Bookshelf
Finally, if you have a bi-fold closet door, you can turn it into a bookshelf (and even if you don’t, acquiring such a door and converting it into a bookshelf by yourself could prove to be more affordable than buying a brand new bookshelf).
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You’ll first need to take off the hinges, and then you’ll need to place some 1X4s both at the bottom and at the top of the bookshelf. Add shelves (you can make them by using plywood, for example), and use clamps to hold them in place. Decorate your new bookshelf as you see fit.
Final Thoughts on DIY Furniture Ideas
Hopefully, at least one of our DIY furniture ideas has caught your attention. Even if you don’t have all the right materials at first, you should know that all of these ideas are very viable on a tight budget, so trying a few could be a fun and creative way to spend your time.
Home remodeling doesn’t have to be boring, and DIY furniture conversion provides a lot of room for being original. While experimenting, you may even come up with a brand new idea that no one’s thought of. Have fun and enjoy your new furniture!
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