A Gorgeous Walnut Tree Stump Side Table – The Easy Way

Walnut Stump Side Table DIY
In partnership with The Home Depot

See that round thing staring at you? That's the amputated heart of an old walnut tree that was in my backyard. It makes me sad to think about it, but two summers ago, we had to have this beauty cut down, even though it was healthy, because it was hanging dangerously over a neighbor's garage. Here's what it looks like when you chop up a perfectly good walnut tree: 


Look at the heartwood on this thing! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Marble Side Table

Make It: DIY Marble Slab Side Table

Marble is classic, timeless and seems to be everywhere in the interior design world. It is also expensive. Here is a super simple tutorial to get a little marble into your decor by making a marble topped side table out of a marble cutting board and luggage rack.      


Make It: DIY Marble Slab Side Table

This project will only take you about 30 minutes it is easy, and yes… the marble is real. Here is what you need…


  • Marble Cutting Board (I found mine at an estate sale for $5.)
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Make It: DIY Updated Thrift Store Side Table

DIY Updated Thrift Store Side Table


A common find in my local thrift store are glass and brass side tables, coffee tables and console tables. Here is how even a beginner DIYer can make these 1980’s cast offs something special in their home.   


Source: Target via Pinterest

Lately I have been loving the matte brass and wood look in furniture. The above version is one of my favorites.


DIY Updated Thrift Store Side Table



DIY Updated Thrift Store Side Table


I found a pair of these side tables at a thrift store for $7. Continue Reading

Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     

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Whether you opt for some geometric, neon-y goodness or keep things au naturel is up to you — those copper legs will look marvelous either way! Check out the tutorial (by the fabulous The House that Lars Built gang) over on Design Sponge!

Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs — oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     


1. DIY Wood Pencil Holder

2. DIY Painted Driftwood Coat Rack

3. DIY Typographic Tree Limb Coasters

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4. DIY Log Centerpiece Votive Holder

5. DIY Tree Stump Side Table

6. DIY Tree Branch Napkin Rings

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7. DIY Tree Stump Table Lamp

8. DIY Tree Stump Coffee Table

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

created at: 09/25/2012

Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you’ll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    

Oh, and start looking for some good logs, because no doubt you’ll want to make more* than one of these babies. Once you’ve got your hands on the perfect log, check out Seakettle for the full how-to!

*I’d be half-tempted to make an entire log slice table forest!

[via Apartment Therapy]


How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!    

Popsicle sticks, some MDF, and your trusty glue gun will see you through the majority of this clever DIY project from Tamara Maynes of Home Life. The black and white motif is bold and graphic, but this idea could be just as high-impact with anything from a monochromatic look to an ombré effect! Continue Reading

Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

created at: 06/25/2012

We’ve got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!    

1. IKEA Felt Stool Cushion Makeover

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2. Paint-Dipped Side Table Makeover

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3. Mid-Century Office Chair Makeover

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4. PVC Pipe Dresser Makeover

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5. Wood-embellished Herringbone Dresser Makeover

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6. Mod Ottoman Makeover

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7. Circular Link-embellished Dresser Makeover

Have you spotted any other modern furniture makeovers recently? Share your faves in the comments!

Make It: A Colorful DIY Painted Glass Table

created at: 05/28/2012

This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it’s super affordable. Oh, and completely customizable!   

Kara Paslay, a blogger and awesomesauce designer, created this custom DIY tabletop using paint she already had and some plexiglass from the hardware store. The best part is that her technique will work for glass or plexi, so if you have an old glasstop side table in need of some updating, this project is for you! Continue Reading

Make It: A Rustic Log Slice Side Table

created at: 10/06/2011

Every time I see someone trimming a tree or cutting one down all I see are slices of possibility. Stools, wall plaques, coasters, so many options! Well, here’s another one to add to the list.  

created at: 10/06/2011

I love this rustic log slice side table that’s a hack on an IKEA stool! Genius and so easy. Each one is guaranteed to be unique and bring a little bit of the outdoors in, and the most difficult part will be finding that perfect slice of wood. Continue Reading