Sarah of East Plum has found embroidery hoops very useful in sprucing up her home and used some to create decorative wooden spheres. She says, “These are quick, easy, and cost effective to make coming in under $10.” I like how Sarah added tacks for an industrial wood and metal look. That little detail really adds to the look and makes for a very convincing knock-off!
Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture has challenged herself to work with materials other than wood and paint and recently added welding to her DIY resume. With this newly acquired skill, Elisha had visions of creating a an x-base coffee table with metal top. Elisha rummaged around in her stash and found all the materials to build this sturdy, weathered beauty just like she’d imagined!
Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture was recently inspired to build this industrial steel-frame coffee table using her newly-learned welding skills. Through DIY Elisha was able to save money and make some of her own changes, like using oversized casters, choosing a deeper shade of wood stain, and adding carriage bolts to the tabletop for interest. Elisha says this is her favorite furniture build to date, and I can most definitely see why!
Aly from Entirely Eventful Day wanted a beautiful weathered wood étagère from Restoration Hardware for her master bathroom. The problem? She didn’t have $700 to purchase it. What Aly did have was an old, metal, over-the-toilet shelving system. Aly refabbed the shelf with a fresh coat of glossy white paint and some wood to give it a more substantial and expensive look like her inspiration.
If you aren’t quite ready to delve into a build-from-scratch furniture project, reworking a piece to fit your vision might be a great option. Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah found a bargain wood and metal table from TJ Maxx that wobbled and had a thin, warped tabletop but held promise to be a real beauty with a little love. Sarah worked her magic and now has a new table she loves!
Catherine from Stone and Rose loved Restoration Hardware’s schematic drawing of metal coat hooks and old wood but actually needed something to hang coats on! Using leftover barn wood from her floor and coat hooks from Ikea, Catherine created her own coat rack that didn’t cost a bundle! I love the combination of the industrial-looking [...Read More]