6 DIY Furniture Projects

I will talk about DIY furniture projects in a moment, but why don’t we first talk about patting yourself on the back.

Do you ever struggle between really wanting to take on a new project and trying to pace yourself? I do.

Is your head ever so full of ideas but you are just struggling with the time to get to everything? I do.

Is your mind completely blank but you want to make some more changes? Mine is.

Well, I think we all need to just take a breath.

We need to appreciate and pat ourselves on the back for what we HAVE finished.

Even if the only thing we have finished is dinner.

Even if it was take out.

But, I know if you really look back – you have accomplished a lot. In your home, with your family, your faith and all the areas that important to you. So take a moment now and pat yourself on the back.

Getting our desks finished this week was kind of a pat on the back for me. It was such a sense of accomplishment that took a ridiculous amount of time to complete. Let’s just say when we cut the doors down to size to use, there was snow on the ground.

And now, I am fully aware of the two looming large projects we have yet to complete in the office. So instead of stressing about what isn’t done, I thought I would reflect back on the furniture projects we have completed.

Like our first DIY project – our daughter’s daybed that we “Frankensteined” together from many parts.

DIY Daybed Tutorial

And in her room we also decoupaged an IKEA desk to make it perfectly suit her room.

And our Sharpie art coffee table that is in our office.

6 DIY Furniture Projects

And speaking of our office, here is our nail head trim upholstered table. By the way, last night I left a cold water cup on it and all the condensation wiped right off. You gotta love that marine quality vinyl.

6 DIY Furniture Projects

And our towel rack built from a footboard. This was another one that took forever to complete!


And I really can’t make a list like this and not include our new desks made from doors!


At some point, we will add to the list “customized craft cabinet” and “built in desk for two”. But in the meantime, I am just going to appreciate what is already done and I hope that you do the same!

Wishing you a beautiful day and thanks for reading!


July 31, 2013 — Laura Putnam