DIY Furniture Projects


When I first started blogging, my plan was to share about decorating ideas.  As time went on, I found myself inspired more and more by other bloggers who were doing DIY projects.  My perspective changed and I began looking at things in a whole new light.  I realized I didn’t have to overpay for furniture that didn’t fully suit my needs.  Instead, I could build my own or adjust something existing to work for me.

Now that the weather is slowly starting to warm up, I am getting itchy to get back out to our workshop and work on some new projects.  In the meantime, I thought I might share with you a bunch of DIY furniture projects to maybe inspire you to get started on something too.  Anyone can do DIY projects, it just takes a desire and a little bit of courage.  Oh, and being okay with things not always coming out perfect at first!

Our first true DIY was this daybed for our daughter’s room.  This was one that we really figured as we went along and in the end we loved it so much.  She has since switched to a larger bed, but the cushioned headboard and shelf now sit above her desk and works as a pin board.



One of my all time favorites is our easy built-in desk for our home office.  There was a lot of planning in this one and it came out nearly exactly as we planned it.  Woo hoo!  It is still used regularly and it gives a once unused space purpose.




If you want a simpler build, you could create this DIY console table that was pretty quick to put together.




Of course, it doesn’t have to be a big project, it could be as simple as painting a ticking stripe table.




Or creating an outdoor coffee table out of a chicken coop.




Or updating your dining chairs by upholstering with oilcloth.




And if you want to do some more upholstering why not mix it up and create a nailhead trim upholstered table?




Or even just take an old and tired piece of furniture and update it like this spray painted furniture project.




You can personalize a piece of furniture like this Sharpie Art Coffee Table.




Or you could take a piece of storage furniture that was ugly and wasn’t serving a purpose into turn it into a craft room storage cabinet.



And while we are on the topic of repurposing, I love the idea of purposing anything vintage.  One of my favorite projects is our upcycled vintage door beverage bar.




You can also use doors to make desks.




And repurposing can be simple as well like this repurposed galvanized side table.  Simple put an existing table top on a vintage barrel.




And a bonus project! Our most recent project is a vintage door turned into a vanity desk for our teen daughter.


So there you have it.  I am looking forward to figuring out what we area going to work on next!

Thanks so much for reading!



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12 thoughts on “DIY Furniture Projects”


  1. A month or so ago I realized that I had NEVER bought a new end table for my living room or den. NEVER! One came from an antique mall – nothing special, but I liked it!; one came with the HOUSE – marble top and all!: One came from the in-laws – it’s from the 70’s and will be the first one to go, I’m afraid; and one came from Hobby Lobby, was $10, and it’s RED!

    That’s my thing – making do is MUCH more fun than buying all new!

    Great projects, and great inspiration!

  2. Love your blog! Can you give some idea of what a girls tool box should contain. I have the usual hammers, screwdrivers etc. but I can’t saw a straight piece of wood to save my life! Thinking about jigsaw, drop saw or anything else you think I would need. Thanks so much.

  3. Oh my. I just discovered you and I am so hooked! Your style is lovely and really speaks to me. So cottage fresh! I can’t wait to get your updates in my email!

  4. I love all your DIY projects. Several of them would be comfortable in my home. Thank you for reminding me of some great ideas.

  5. Enjoy your blog very much. I think I found you through KariAnne’s blog. Your projects are amazing and I love your style. My husband makes maple syrup with his students! How was your year? The warm weather lowered his production.

  6. I love all these pieces but the chicken coop table is my favorite. We are headed to the Brimfield Antique Show in a couple of weeks and now I know what I will be looking for 🙂