Finding the perfect piece of furniture to accent your home can be nearly impossible, especially on a budget. Used or plain furniture can be revamped using paint, extra woodworking, new hardware, sewing and more to create new and beautiful custom pieces that fit your decor seamlessly. Channel your DIY spirit and dive into these budget-friendly DIY furniture hacks.
1. Storage Box
An old dresser can be converted into a storage box perfect for keeping your room tidy with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Storage ideas include toys, extra bedding, books, and more!
2. Raskog Cart Makeover
Fancy a new bookshelf, stylish bar cart or simple storage shelf? IKEA’s Raskog Cart makes DIY furniture simple with versatility and style.
3. DIY Inspiration Board
Give an old crib spring new life by transforming it into a DIY vision board or creative photo holder for your living room or office. These versatile pieces can often be found at thrift stores and yard sales with low price tags.
4. Industrial Table
Interesting end tables can pull a whole room together and give it a refined feel. Your space–and wallet–will love these affordable DIY tables. Add your own decor to display on the inside and you’ve got an impressive new piece.
5. Modern Metal Bench
Customize an IKEA bench to add functionality and a pop of color to your bedroom, living space or entryway. IKEA furniture is typically simple and easy to makeover, making great canvases for snazzy DIY furniture hacks.
6. Pallet Sofa Bed
This is the perfect stylish addition to any guest room–it sleeps two while looking sleek and simple. Your slumber party guests will definitely be impressed with your creativity and furniture hacking skills.
7. Faux Marble Room Decor
Contact paper is an affordable and stylish way to upgrade furniture. In this tutorial, marble contact paper is used on furniture and accessories to create a seamless, modern look.
8. Painted Dresser
If you love detailed painting, this project is for you. Give an old piece of furniture an extravagant makeover by adding original or stenciled artwork.
9. Mirrored Closet Doors
Drab mirrored closet doors can make a room look dated. Spruce things up by adding overlay details to add flair.
10. DIY Cork Board
Before adding plain cork boards to your home office, kick them up a notch by covering them with patterned fabrics. Just head to the craft store and choose your favorites. Who knew such a simple, no-sew DIY could add so much personality to your home?
11. Steampunk Dresser
Flex your woodworking muscles and transform a simple unfinished dresser into this industrial-chic navy blue statement piece.
12. Stock Tank Pool
Who doesn’t dream of an outdoor pool? This tutorial makes that dream a reality by putting a stock tank to good use.
13. Ombré Dresser
Old dressers can be made new again with a few coats of paint. Use a stylish ombré effect to update your entire bedroom.
14. DIY Pallet Swing Bed
Up your outdoor lounging game with a comfy swing bed. This DIY version only requires a few easy-to-find supplies and a little elbow grease.
15. Re-Upholstered Wing Back Chair
Find an outdated chair and give it a modern makeover with this detailed tutorial. No upholstery experience necessary.
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