Best DIY Side Tables



The side table is often a piece of furniture that is shunned or forgotten when it comes time to revamp our home. It is true that its importance is less important than that of the couch for example, but if you use a little imagination, this little piece of furniture can really make the difference!

Here are 10 ways to have fun with the side tables at a low price!

1. Logs

Logs of wood

The ideal DIY if you want to add a rustic and industrial touch to your decor! Remove the bark from some logs and paint their sides with the color of your choice. The effect is even more interesting when you take several and play with heights and sizes!

2. Stack of books

Female bedroom

Your library is packed and you do not know where to put your books? Stack a few to create your own personalized bedside table. You can even add a base and a flat surface to preserve your books. One thing is certain: no one will have the same as you!

3. Suitcases


Your decor looks vintage and you like to collect old objects? Unearth some antique suitcases and stack them, taking care to have the largest at the base and the smaller ones at the top. You can even push the look further by tying them together with a leather belt. A perfect DIY to give a little experience and personality to your room!

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4. Boxes of apples

pallet wood headboard

The crates of apples are more and more used in DIY and it is not surprising since they can metamorphose into almost anything! Here, we group two and we paint them in the color of our choice (you can also leave them natural). I personally made this DIY and I use it to store my shoes in my entry. A deco element are so versatile!

5. Milk Can Side Table


And yes, the cans of milk can have another use than that of a vase with flowers! Give some love to the surface and attach a circular wooden tray. You now have a nice rustic side table!

6. Pimped stool

White bedside table

Do you recognize the famous BEKVÄM wooden stool from IKEA? Here, we personalize it a bit by giving it a layer of paint and by depositing our reviews of the moment and our favorite decorative objects. Here is a simple DIY, quick to make and very inexpensive!

7. Cinderblocks


I have always had a soft spot for furniture that is made from raw building materials. Here, we use the famous cinderblocks to build our own side table. The perfect DIY if you want to add an industrial touch to your room.

8. Suspended


Who said that a side table had to have four legs? Reconnect with your child’s heart and treat yourself to a swing inside! Use a nice big rope and a wooden board with an aged look and you will get a side table that will not go unnoticed!

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9. Integrated

Wooden side table

Do you miss a little space in your living room? The “couch sleeve” will become your best friend! Forget the $ 250 versions on the web and make it yourself. All you need is a board of wood, glue, stain and a little polish, and then you’re done! In addition, by creating it yourself, you can ensure that the measurements will be perfectly adapted to the arm of your couch.

10. Old chair

Blue chair

Do you have an old wooden chair that belonged to your grandmother and still sleeps in the basement? Dust it a little, repaint it in vibrant color and place it near your bed. Old furniture, new function. Easy as pie!



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