9 Chic DIY Side Tables
The term “do it yourself” may call to mind some messy art project that looks more childlike than chic, but there are easy and stylish ways to improve your home with your own elbow grease. We’ve scoured the Internet for the best DIY tutorials to craft the perfect accent table for your décor. Read on to see the inspiring end results and click through for step-by-step instructions on each of these chic pieces.
This chic, midcentury table will add a hint of glamour to your design.
Materials: Any painted table with legs, gold paint, small paint brush, painter’s tape
The Tricky Part: Preventing the gold paint from bleeding and ruining a straight line
Full Tutorial: Chasing Shiny Objects
Get the illusion of classic marble—for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
Materials: Ikea PS 2012 table, copper leaf, paint brush, adhesive sizing, glue brush, marble contact paper, scissors, acrylic sealant
The Tricky Part: Applying the marble contact paper and matching up the pattern
Full Tutorial: Style Me Pretty
Add a unique element to a bedroom or sunroom with this suspended wood slab table.
Materials: Cross section of wood, sander, saw, spray polyurethane, drill, felt, hot glue gun, rope, toggle lock and screw, “S” hook
The Tricky Part: Attaching the toggle lock and “S” hook into the ceiling and hanging the table level
Full Tutorial: The Merry Thought
By carefully attaching rope in your choice of thickness to a center tube, you’ll easily craft a chic, nautical-inspired accent item.
Materials: Concrete form tube, strong glue, utility knife, rope, foam board, scissors
The Tricky Part: Attaching the rope to the tube
Full Tutorial: Meet Me in Philadelphia
This ingenious table is far from your standard DIY and looks wholly expensive. Beware: We saved the most complicated project for last, but don’t fret, the payoff will be well worth it.
Materials: Copper tubing, nylon zip ties, ruler, scissors, piece of glass, pipe cutter
The Tricky Part: Cutting the tubing to the specified lengths
Full Tutorial: Paul Loebach
So tell us, are you going to tackle any of these projects? Let us know which one you’re leaning toward in the comments!