You will be surprised at the level of creativity you can achieve by thinking slightly out-of-the box. These ideas are to help you create nifty storage options and furniture pieces that not only accentuate the aesthetic appeal of your home, but also fill unused spaces and ensure your surroundings are free from clutter. Thus your home is always neat and organized, which makes you feel good, while creating favorable impression on guests.
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1. PART 1
1. DIY Project: Copper Tubing Side Table.
The copper tubing should be cut down to 4 legs, but make sure you spray your MDF with white first. Use masking tape for the side you don’t wish to paint. Spray a shade of your choice on the other and let it dry. Afterwards mask this side and spray the opposite side before repeating on the other side of the board. Clamp the board down to the table and fix the tubing with epoxy glue.
2. Convert the IKEA FROSTA Into the Perfect Laptop Desk.
Position bottom 3 legs, but ensure the long end is touching the floor for better stability. Drill two holes in the sides of the bottom three legs and fasten screws in holes. Now you have a couple of bits, as well as the top and legs. Position top bit on top of legs at desired height, drill holes at the side of the legs into the middle stem fixed to the table top, and finally fasten screws in the holes.
3. Log Slice Table.
Get a sturdy piece of log to cut a 5-inch slice for the table top by using a chain saw. Use a belt sander to level out the surface and smoothen the roughness. You will also need an orbital sander beginning with 80 grit, because the belt sander leaves blemishes. Ending with 200 is adequate for a good polish. Use 3 coats of polyacrylic to the top for protection from nicks and liquids and clear lacquer spray on sides. Attach logs to the legs of an IKEA Marius stool and you are done!
4. Upcycled Old Door: Now It’s a Side Table.
The center panel of a leftover door comes in handy to fashion a side table. Strip off the paint, cut a rout piece from another section to fill in the side of the table top, and glue it into place. Create the sides and back of the box by piecing together pieces from the sides of the door. One solid piece serving as the bottom.
Use a spare two-by-four cut down to match the thickness of the door to make the legs. Apply clear varnish on the box and 4 coats of eco-friendly yellow paint on the legs.
5. DIY Project: IKEA Bedside Chair.
The chair doubles as a handy storage option as well. Take the seat off the chair, attach two piece of the drawer slides to the left and right, and make them flush with the top edge of the sides. Screw the front of the drawer slides into the chair legs with one screw on each side and use screws in the back too. Slide the drawers into the space. Re-attach the seat once you are done. Follow instructions for attaching the sconce and light bulb. More about 28 IKEA Chair makeovers.
6. Side Table Hack by Matsutakeblog.
You will require a cardboard building tube, two wood circles, and strips of shiny vinyl. Cut a 27-inch piece of the tube and use a 24-inch wide wood piece for the table top. After attaching the top and bottom, use paint and polyurathene on the surface. Once the paint dries, cut strips of vinyl, space them an inch apart, and tack them on. Pull them under the table, get the spacing right, and staple them. More about IKEA Table makeovers
7. Beautiful DIY Record Side Table.
Wipe the record dry before before attaching to table – no dust or dirt should be trapped between grooves. Apply a line of hot glue the entire top edge of the planter – it needs to be even. Place the record on top immediately and position it in center. Let the glue cool and harden.
8. Pure + Simple Side Table by Kate Pruitt.
The frame needs 1” x 2” x 11” corner supports, 1” x 6” x 18” top and bottom panel, and 1” x 6″ x 20” side panel. For side panels, use minimum of four nails per 1 x 2 support, as they will provide stability to the frame. For the rest you require 1” x 6“ x 15” front and back planks, 1” x 4” x 9.5” side planks (one on each side), 1” x 3” x 11” outermost side planks, 1” x 4” x 15” bottom end planks, 1” x 3” x 15” bottom middle planks. Once the construction is done, just slide the drawer into the frame.
9. Micke Office Drawers to Living Room End Table.
Remove front portion of drawers, and wrap fabric around them – bring edges together at sides so there is less overlap. Decoupage can stick everything down, but you could apply 2 more coats for better finishing. Using a small nail, poke out the holes in the drawer fronts and tighten them back in place.
10. Tarva Nightstand IKEA Hack by Danielle.
Use a paper towel to stain the top – the coat should be thin and even. Apply 3 coats of of polyurethane to help protect the table top. Paint the legs and base with chalk paint and let them dry.
Rub wax into the wood to wipe off the excess, after which you let it dry overnight and buff them for shine. Add a frame to the front to give the piece more character and depth. Paint and wax the front to match the base, before adding knobs.