DIY Furniture Hacks

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

DIY Furniture Hacks

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!

Dresser Drawer to Storage Box from Two It Yourself

2. Raskog Cart Makeover

DIY Furniture Hacks

Fancy a new bookshelf, stylish bar cart or simple storage shelf? IKEA’s Raskog Cart makes DIY furniture simple with versatility and style.

3 Ways to Use Your IKEA Raskog Cart from The Spruce

3. DIY Inspiration Board

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

Fun Take on an Inspiration Board from Golden Sycamore

4. Industrial Table

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

DIY Crate & Pipe Industrial Table from BrePurposed

5. Modern Metal Bench

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

Gold Upholstered Bench Tutorial from Dwellings by Devore

6. Pallet Sofa Bed

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

DIY Pallet Sofa/Bunk Bed from ScrapHacker

7. Faux Marble Room Decor

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

DIY Marble Room Decor from Gpfarmasi

8. Painted Dresser

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

Boho Style Green and Copper Feathered Dresser from Art is Beauty

9. Mirrored Closet Doors

DIY Furniture Hacks

Drab mirrored closet doors can make a room look dated. Spruce things up by adding overlay details to add flair.

Mirrored Closet Door Makeover from The Honeycomb Home

10. DIY Cork Board

DIY Furniture Hacks

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?

IKEA Hack: Fabric Covered Cork Board Tutorial from Sew Much Sunshine

11. Steampunk Dresser

DIY Furniture Hacks

Flex your woodworking muscles and transform a simple unfinished dresser into this industrial-chic navy blue statement piece.

Steampunk Dresser IKEA Hack from Mr. Kate

12. Stock Tank Pool

DIY Furniture Hacks

Who doesn’t dream of an outdoor pool? This tutorial makes that dream a reality by putting a stock tank to good use.

DIY Stock Tank Pool from Hey Wanderer

13. Ombré Dresser

DIY Furniture Hacks

Old dressers can be made new again with a few coats of paint. Use a stylish ombré effect to update your entire bedroom.

How to Paint an Ombré Dresser from I Heart Naptime

14. DIY Pallet Swing Bed

DIY Furniture Hacks

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.

DIY Pallet Swing Bed from The Merrythought


15. Re-Upholstered Wing Back Chair

DIY Furniture Hacks

Find an outdated chair and give it a modern makeover with this detailed tutorial. No upholstery experience necessary.

DIY Upholstered Wingback Chair from Lovely Little Life