Forty Cheap DIY Furniture Ideas

This publish shares low cost DIY furnishings ideas, particularly forty initiatives which may just cost much less to build your self as a substitute of buy. There’s something for each room in the house.

Hey all, at present I’m sharing a giant ol’ roundup of 40 projects that price less to build yourself as a substitute of buy. I love DIYing for this very reason—that and the fact that you might make one thing that’s precisely what you need in your house. So let’s bounce right in.

forty DIY furnishings ideas that might just price less to build!
1. West Elm Knockoff Bookshelf by Two Feet First
No roundup of low-cost DIY furnishings ideas could be complete and not using a West Elm knockoff, so let’s kick this off with one. This superior bookshelf value only a fraction of what the inspiration from West Elm value. If you’re like me and wish to window shop at West Elm while you depart your credit card at residence, this project is for you.

2. Boxy trendy shelving by Rain on a Tin Roof
Another nice shelving concept that cost considerably (I mean SIGNIFICANTLY) less to build quite than purchase. Jenna did a fab job on these shelves. I suppose I’d most likely do them with a light stain on the unfinished wood areas and black painted squares.

I also think my cats would really get pleasure from hopping around these shelves and slinking through the little squares, so it might probably be more of a cat tree for me.

three. DIY Photo Ledge Shelves by me
These DIY picture ledges are in our basement. They were impressed by Ikea’s mosslanda line of photo ledge shelving, which we have in Ramona’s nursery. I modeled mine after their cabinets using just some pieces of wooden from Home Depot.

They aren’t actually that less expensive than those at Ikea, however for me they have been a better use of my resources. I hate paying Ikea’s shipping costs, and it will take me a quantity of hours to get to, shop at, and return residence from our closest Ikea. Plus, when you DIY, you also can make them any size you please!

four. Simple wooden dice coat rack by Lemon Thistle
Is it me, or are these painted the exact same colour as the accent squares within the modern open shelving a quantity of tasks up?! They’d look good in a room together. This dice coat rack is a cute method to maximize cupboard space in a small entryway. I love the peek at that wallpaper, too!

5. How to Build a Shoe Cubby by me
This is one other DIY of mine modeled after the Ikea cubby and shoe storage solutions. I designed this specifically for the wall in our small entryway.

6. Junk drawer organizer by me
Did this project take more time than buying an affordable drawer organizer at a store? Yes. But not that much more time. And the materials had been low cost low cost low cost. Just a couple of skinny pastime boards from Home Depot and some wood glue I already had.

In fact, I liked this so much that I have variations of it in two drawers: this drawer and our spice drawer.

7. Storage Basket Side Table by House by the Bay Design
What’s not to love a couple of cute facet table that also has storage? Casey liked this style of table and determined to make her personal when she saw the basket on the market with out the top.

eight. Large Modern Coffee Table by House on Longwood Lane
I love the type of this espresso table! similar to the one we’ve on our downstairs patio. It gives you lots of surface area for not that much in materials, either. And easy to customize based on your space.

9. Space-Saving Sofa End Table by me
I have been eyeing tables like this eternally. I lastly decided to make one myself using items of scrap wooden we already had within the garage (from our murphy bed DIY a few extra down the list).

This was a extremely simple build that we now have used each single day since I finished it up. It’s nice for small areas however would make a great addition to any area if you’d like a convenient place to place a drink, distant, or computer.

eleven. Live edge desk with steel base by Lemon Thistle
There is not any method that Colleen and her household would have been able to purchase a table this beautiful for anywhere near what they paid to make it! Wood slabs could be costly, however if you can spruce them up and finish them yourself—and discover applicable legs—it is so much cheaper than the markup you pay when you purchase a finished product!

I would love a desk like this in my home. We have a stay edge wood slab, nevertheless it isn’t fairly large enough for a eating desk. We’re still making an attempt to figure out what to do with it.

12. Simple Nightstand for Under $40 by DIY Dreamer
This simple nightstand is lovable and simple to build. It would make an awesome newbie woodworking project, and given its measurement, you may be capable of swing it as a scrap wood project. Especially if it’s a nightstand for a kid.

13. Murphy Bed and Shelving by me
One of my favourite money-saving huge DIYs in our house. Our murphy bed with built-in shelving. The bed we modeled this after was virtually $2,000 when we built ours. It’s now on Overstock for over $1,seven hundred. We spent someplace between $600 and $800 to make ours, AND it’s manufactured from all real wood.

I’m really happy with this project and suppose it just goes to level out how much you’ll be able to accomplish whenever you see one thing you want and resolve, “hey, I can do that.”

14. Open Storage Sink Vanity by H20 Bungalow
This open storage sink self-importance could possibly be tailored to suit so many various areas and kinds primarily based on altering up its measurement and finish.

15. Built-in Bed With Drawers by Simplicity in the South
Those drawers are old cabinets! I love how this setup could assist maximize space in a small children room, a visitor area, or a trip house.

sixteen. Geometric Barn Door by House on Longwood Lane
Kourtni actually nailed this DIY. Not solely would you pay extra to purchase this, you’d probably not even be in a position to discover one thing exactly like this. She did base the concept off of something she saw in a restaurant in California.

17. Chic Round Stool by Just Measuring Up
This stool was inspired by an identical one as West Elm, and it was made utilizing only $15 in materials! Honestly though…is there anything at West Elm that costs that little? Maybe like one serviette ring?

18. Wooden Bench With a Woven Fabric Seat by Toolbox Divas
Love love love this project! She saw it for $800 in a magazine and decided, “hey, I’ve by no means accomplished anything like weaving material, however I guess I can learn how to.” Her finished product looks so polished and professional! I additionally love the boxy look of the legs. $800 to DIYed? That’s just like the queen of cheap DIY furnishings ideas.

19. Small picket bench by Sawdust Sisters
Another fun little boxy picket bench without the woven material seat. This one could be a project to sort out if you aren’t up for fabric weaving.

Plants and Gardening
20. Modern Planter With Hairpin Legs by me
Large planters can be EXPENSIVE. Would you consider I made this out of a few half sheet of plywood, a bucket, and some hairpin legs I got off of Amazon?

(Yes. I mentioned a bucket.) Definitely verify this project out if you’re out there for a large, chic-looking planter that won’t break the bank and requires solely primary woodworking expertise.

21. Simple redwood plant stand by Sawdust Sisters
Another nice plant stand that’s most likely even simpler to build. You could use this indoors as well or with a variety of totally different pot sorts and sizes. A cute little plant stand like this has been on my project list for some time. I guess I may make it with 2×2 scraps from varied projects, too.

22. Chippendale desk by Rain on a Tin Roof
This Chippendale desk is completely beautiful. You’d pay a fortune for one thing this lovely in a retailer for certain. This would also be a neat idea to do for the again of a desk if the back of the desk faces out into the room.

23. Easy monitor stand by me
I made this quick and simple monitor stand years in the past and nonetheless use it every single day. I used a chunk of wood left over from another project and glued on a couple of Ikea peg legs.

24. Plywood double desk by Lemon Thistle
This is adorable, and I love the mixture of the light wooden and black on the cupboard. (Btw, I really have those cupboards in my workspace to store craft provides. They are from Ikea and are amazing!)

Ikea involves the rescue in plenty of low cost DIY furnishings ideas like this one. I did this enjoyable little Ikea hack years ago. Cat timber could be really expensive, so I made one using two low-cost Ikea Lack tables. The little one is simply glued on top of the bigger one. I added elaborations like scratchers, sisal rope, faux fur cloth, and a dangling toy. Our cats spent many, many hours on this piece until they received a significant upgrade to…

…this cat tree made out of real branches! We made this completely from scratch, actually from branches we pulled out of the woods. I modeled it after an identical cat tree that price well over $1,000. My grand complete to make this was about $75. And a lot of time. 🙂

Adam has a ton of fab building projects you are capable of do, and this one is one of my favorites. It’s all the time good to see people who love their kitties this much 🙂 He’s sharing the full build plans over on his page.

28. Modern Raised Dog Feeder by me
Modeled after a similar feeder on Etsy that was listed for over $75, this modern raised canine feeder hits all of the marks: practical, pretty, and cheap. I don’t have a canine, so I ran a giveaway for this one, and it’s now being loved by a pup in Idaho.

Another kitty build, as a outcome of I simply can’t stop myself. I constructed this piece for the basement by the murphy bed. It usually features as a plant stand, but it could be a pleasant end desk or nightstand when we have guests over using the murphy mattress.

Oh, and the opening is the right dimension in order that even chubby bunny Blanche can squeeze through and feel invincible in her cat cave.

30. Kids Play Kitchen by Abbotts at Home
This significantly seems retailer bought. Like, it’s even better than the Melissa and Doug wood play kitchen. It’s so, so good. If Ramona didn’t already have a play kitchen, I would positively be adding this one to the project list. I love the entire little particulars, too. Awesome work.

31. Modern Dollhouse Bookcase by me
I modeled this after the small Ikea dollhouse bookshelf and the large Pottery Barn dollhouse bookshelf. I made mine someplace in between those two—a bit longer and leaner. This means, it could sit in front of a window and never block too much, however it could still retailer a lot of toys and goodies.

This project lives over at grammy’s house now, and it’s the perfect match for the corner of Ramona’s “room” over there. I really wish we had room for it here, as a result of I really love the way it turned out!

32. Water Play Table for Toddlers by me
Another project I made for my daughter—this water play desk. It didn’t price a whole lot and is a lot easier to wash than the plastic ones. I just take the 2 tubs out to scrub them.

The precise play desk is made of pine and is completed with an opaque gray stain meant for outside use. So, as a bonus, it looks great sitting on our balcony too!

33. Modern outdoor children table and chairs by me
I made this contemporary outdoor table and chairs set for my daughter after I made the water desk. I felt like being a bit further and stained them in the identical outside grey stain to match—plus a white dipped impact on the legs!

I’d say this was about on par with buying any old outdoor kids set at a retailer, however I modeled this set after the Land of Nod children line, which is SUPER expensive. I honestly suppose I nailed it. I love this set.

34. Outdoor Coffee Table With Concrete Top by me
Outdoor furniture generally could be pretty expensive, especially if you’d like something that isn’t plastic. So outside furnishings can be great low cost DIY furnishings initiatives. I determined to make an outdoor espresso desk for our small deck utilizing a few items of 2×2 pine and a few cheap concrete pavers.

We’re on our second summer time with it, and it’s holding up great. I loved it a lot that I made an identical side desk, which you’ll see on this pic too.

35. Chunky Modern Outdoor Dining Table by me
The bigger the piece of furnishings, the more expensive. So if outdoor espresso tables are expensive, outdoor dining tables are even more expensive. I made this chunky out of doors eating desk using pine.

36. Outdoor Wood Chairs by DIY Danielle
My friend Danielle made these simple stained chaired for her porch, they usually look comfy! Her biggest expense for these wasn’t really the chair however the cushions.

37. AC unit display by me
Want to hide an eyesore? Building a display is a superb resolution because you can make the measurements fit your space completely. We did that for our HVAC unit and utilities area in our tiny yard.

38. Midcentury fashionable trellis panel by PMQ for Two
If I have ever had coronary heart eyes for something, IT’S THIS. I absolutely love this trellis by my good friend Ariel! Its massive and bold and exquisite, which is unquestionably Ariel’s fashion. I love how much privacy this would provide with some lovely vining plants.

39. Modern Trellis for Vines by me
Speaking of DIY trellises, I wished to make a modern-looking trellis for our again fence. I made it out of a few pieces of 1×2 and thinner trim pieces. I completed this with the same can of opaque outside grey stain I used on a couple of projects I talked about in this roundup. That stuff is great—a little goes such a good distance.

I positively wouldn’t have been able to buy one thing like this for $20, which is what I spent on provides. And the best part is that I only used a hammer and nails to construct this, not a nail gun. So if big tools intimidate you otherwise you don’t have them, you can nonetheless make this!

40. DIY potting bench by PMQ for Two
And for the ultimate project, one other beautiful daring one from my pal Ariel (the same one that did the giant trellis above). I love this potting bench so a lot.

41. DIY nightstand for small areas by Amber Oliver
I love this DIY nightstand for small areas as a end result of I really feel her ache residing in a small space! It’s a pleasant answer in case you have an awkwardly small area by your mattress but you proceed to need some kind of useful storage.

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