21 posts tagged furniture
As a someone on a budget, I can’t really justify buying brand new furniture when what I already have is fine (if not really my style) so makeovers are the easiest way to create something ‘new’ with not a lot of cash. This dresser is an amazing piece that I can’t get enough of - the combo of gold and white is right up my alley, but you could really go with any colour combo - clashing, tonal, etc.
This is a truly amazing couch! Though I don’t love the colour, I could imagine it in a pastel with vintage buttons… so cool. Maybe it’s not super practical… though you could make the back rest a little smaller if you wanted to.
I have always wanted a sofa like this. Unfortunately the choices for sofas in Adelaide aren’t huge and couches like this don’t seem to be very popular (or they’re made from leather and $3000. No and no) While I don’t pretend to know anything about building a sofa, I’m pretty sure with the combined powers of me and my dad (OK, mainly dad) I could create this. And yes, those gorgeous buttons in the back will feature on mine!
This piece might not to be everyone’s taste, but I absolutely adore it! What an amazing way to bring fun and colour to a room - and yet with the way it’s been styled, it doesn’t feel too over the top! Plus I love that silver skull!
RAST Hacks | Little Green Notebook
IKEA is the crafters dream - so many pieces are so easy to make your own with a bit of paint, hardware and inspiration! I have to say, the linen upholstered piece is gorgeous and I would love to have it in my house. Of course, if you don’t want to buy IKEA or can’t, then this kind of makeover could be done on any plain dresser too, but it’s height makes it great as a bedside table too.
Here’s an amazing before & after from Design*Sponge featuring one of my favourite patterns - ikat! It’s so pretty and colourful!
I’ve been looking for new bedside tables for a while and though I fell in love with the Isala side tables from IKEA I can’t really justify spending $500 on them! But these tables are still amazing and much cheaper too! All you need is a Lack side table, some wood filler and some corbels (you can find these in your hardware store - and you can usually get them in a few different designs), wait for it to dry and spray paint it in your desired colour.
Console Table Bookshelf | Teal & Lime
Though I love my house, space is at a premium, and I find that I need to keep furniture to a minimum or it starts to feel messy and overstuffed. At the moment I have a large cube next to one of my sofas, but it is too big and sticks out like a sore thumb. There’s no room either side of the sofa for the thinnest table, so this bookshelf/table is perfect. Plus, as someone who failed Tech Studies (oh how I wished I had paid attention instead of writing poems and talking) the easiness of this project makes me confident that I could make this on my own!
Succulent Pallet Table | Far Out Flora
It’s been… oh, say a couple of weeks since I posted a pallet DIY so I’m here to change that! The closer Summer gets the more I realise that I still haven’t organised an outdoor seating area for eating delicious BBQs at. I don’t think I can really afford a brand new set but I think I could build this. I don’t know if I would put succulents in the middle, but how awesome would it be to chuck ice in there to put your salads and drinks in there to keep cool? Right, I’ve convinced myself to make this.
Bench Makeover | Today’s Nest
I’ve always wanted to try roping my own chair but I worry that the first person to sit on it would fall right through. And that person would probably be me. But looking at this amazing make over I’m thinking I might give it a go because I love the look of that bright orange roped bench! Perfect for outside.
Building A Screen Rack | Kootut Murut
At the moment I’m helping out my cousin Jess with how to set out her furniture in her loft space. The problem with lofts is that when you first start out you’re like - all this space! So much space! And then you realise that your bed is next to your kitchen sink and behind your tv and sofa. Yikes. What you need is ways to seperate your massive space into different areas without buying expensive new furniture or blocking valuable light. This is a perfect, movable screen that you can customise to your current furniture. And if you can’t be bothered building one, you could just buy a moving rack from a cheapo store. Easy!
Mid Century Bench | Salvage Love
I’ve been talking to my Mum about what I want for Christmas. Yeah, I know, it’s only August! Well that’s what I was saying in June and here we are, so I’m planning ahead! I really want a new coffee table but there’s nothing out there that really interests me. This is exactly what I want! Maybe my dad can make it for me as my Christmas present this year. The only part that I think would be the hardest is making the binding. If you’re not particularly fussed about that kind of thing, I think you could make this quite easily!
How To Build A Pallet Day Bed | Prudent Baby
I swear I don’t have a pallet obsession. Though if you looked back on my blog you may come to that conclusion. Don’t look back on my blog! Haha! I reckon I could get enough pallet DIYs that you could build all the furniture in your house with them. This piece is a double duty piece - a comfy bed for chillaxing on while you read a book or lay out in the warm air or a chair for many while you entertain. Plus it’s easy to do if you have the right tools! Get to starting on your pallet house yo!
5 Second Makeover | The Art Of Doing Stuff
That’s right, 5 seconds! This is the easiest DIY I’ve ever posted. Take the flokati rug and chuck it over the chair, tuck it in and that’s it! Flokati is one of my favourite things but as rugs you have to look after them like a pet - brush them, vacuum them, keep them clean!
Furniture Revamp | Live & Enliven
This is a super cool revamp, like something you would see in a retro furniture store with a insane price tag attached! This pattern would look amazing on a lot of stuff actually - I’m thinking of inside my cupboard doors?