Making DIY Tables can take some work but the finished product is so rewarding!
How to Make DIY Tables
I can think of a couple of ways to make DIY tables that can fit any decor.
- You can buy an existing table and paint or stain it to match your style.
- You can buy a kit and put the table together with simple instructions then paint or stain it.
- You can build your from raw materials. Building a custom table to fit your space is the perfect way to put your stamp on your home decor.
Any of these options are great if you have the right tools and great tutorials to guide you.
Early on, I made one DIY table. It was a specific design to hold extra leaves for our dining room Custom Built Table. It was very basic hence it works for me in our home.
I have other projects to finish so I put the idea of building a custom DIY table on the back burner. I thought I might need to cross out a few more lines on my long rehab checklist.
When Making DIY tables doesn’t happen. What can you do?
When you don’t have the tools, time, or tutorial, then a great option to having DIY tables is finding an existing piece. With “good bones”, paint or hardware, your tables can be a knockout item in your room.
I’ve had a blast doing this to several pieces around my house. Left brain thought I was nuts the first time I told him what I intended to do with my Goodwill find.
Seriously, he was extremely difficult to convince so I get it when people say there is no way that can be salvaged.
I’ve been experimenting with paint brands, types of paint, and stencils. I’ve been asked what is best and I like to pass on to you what is possible in your home for DIY Projects.
Comparing Different Paints for DIY Tables
I did a comparison on different chalk paints when I did a tutorial about Distressing Furniture. Reviving tables that look like they had seen their last day is awesome. I love making lost causes like this dining room hutch become the centerpiece of a room. This excites me and I love seeing my readers projects too.
Two featured bloggers this week were inspiring for the effort that they put into building custom DIY tables. I’m working on DIY tables to sell at market consequently this was the boost I need to get them done.
Navy Wife Peters at the USS Crafty transformed a hutch with bright vibrant colors.
Anika at Little Free Monkeys built a X Base night stand. The tutorial is very detailed if you feel like tackling this project.
Handan at The Navage Patch yet again provides a great DIY herb box that is complete with an amazing painted design.
My good buddy Rachel at Architect of a Mom knocked it out of the park with her Antiqued Mirror Monogram Wreath. I loved the project and the creative way to design a wreath.
And lastly, Chelsey at Budget Girl did a great makeover of a dresser. However, I especially liked this project because she used paint and stain.
As usual, we love to hear from you and see what DIY projects you are working on. Comment below or send us a picture so that we can add it to our Pinterest Page.
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