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10 Easy and Budget-Friendly DIY Side Table Ideas to Try Out

DIY projects can become an obsession of sorts once you get a hang of them. When it comes to DIY décor, the benefits are several fold. For starters, you can craft a furniture piece that can exactly fit into the style and theme of your home. Then there is the added advantage of saving some cash (at times, a fortune), that you might otherwise splurge on a furniture piece. It also means you can redecorate with ease and without too much of guilt! How many times have you flipped through those catalogs from West Elm or CB2 and fallen in love with a stunning side table that you simply cannot afford? Well, it is time to make something similar on your own!

Metallic DIY side table inspired by popular West Elm original!

As always, we are here to help with your DIY side table project. The 10 easy and awesome ideas on display today will not take too much of your time and do not demand a high DIY skill level either. Sure, some might be harder than others, but each side table offers something unique and brings a different style element to the living space or even the bedroom. From mid-century delights to rustic masterpieces, this is a DIY ride you would not want to miss –

Unleash Metallic Magic!

We start our DIY side table craze with a homemade replica of a stunning and popular side table from West Elm – the glittering Martini Side Table in gold! Now, this ultra-stylish and elegant DIY side table comes pretty close to the aesthetics of the original and does so at a fraction of the cost. All you need here is a planter, bowl that is proportional to the planter, gold spray paint super glue and a wood disc. We are sure you will love this golden delight!

DIY creation inspired by Martini Side Table from West Elm

Copper pipe that is used to craft a Himmeli base is increasingly becoming a popular option for striking DIY side tables and Home Depot Blog tells you how to get it done in style! It is the base that steals the show here and you can choose a top that is wood, marble or even glass – depending on the style of the room that the side table is made for. We are sure this gorgeous creation is going to turn heads instantly…

Gorgeous DIY side table with copper base

The copper pipe and marble side table that you see below is simple, elegant and understated. It moves away from the more ornate design above and can also be used as a cool stand for the small indoor plant. Whether it is the modern entryway or the classic living room, this sleek creation blends in ever so eloquently. If you like something even more understated, then try out the cool side table idea from Twin Dragonfly Designs.

Copper pipe and marble DIY side table
DIY accent table with wiry metallic base

Midcentury Modern DIY Side Tables

There are plenty of midcentury modern side tables out there and they have been topping the trends chart for a while now. Recreating a similar design at home is actually much easier than you think and with sleek hairpin legs and a rustic, wooden top, most of these side tables seem simply stunning. If you love taper wooden legs, instead pf those petite metallic ones, then it would take you a touch longer to craft that graceful, midcentury modern side table. But it is well worth the extra time and effort. A box-style top also lets you use the side table as a practical and beautiful nightstand as well.

DIY hairpin leg side table with tree trunk top
Exquisite mid-century side table and nightstand
Chic DIY side table with removable wooden top

DIY Side Table for Different Styles

The materials you choose for your homemade side table project largely define its style and how well it blends in with the rest of the room. A side table with perforated metal base like the one below from Refurbished Ideas is great for Mediterranean living rooms and Moroccan style interiors. It has an irresistible allure that sets it apart from the rest and accentuates the style of any space it adorns.

DIY Metallic side table with Mediterranean flair

Turning a terracotta pot into a gorgeous side table could sound a touch unbelievable, but it is easier than your think. This is a project where your kids can get involved as well and is super-easy to execute. A terracotta pot, jute, hot glue and paint is pretty much everything you need here and this ultra-chic side table is great for the poolside deck or patio as well. Simply relaxing!

DIY terracotta pot accent table idea

The DIY terrarium side table is admittedly not a crafting project for everyone. Working with glass can be tricky and of all the idea featured today; this one would require some serious skills. But, the idea is so amazing that we simply could not feature it! It brings freshness to your living room and offers an innovative display space that can change as seasons pass by. A Beautiful Mess gives the step-by-step guide for those interested in giving this green masterpiece a shot… Good Luck!

DIY terrarium side table

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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