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:
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.
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.) You could buy one here.
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.
Lately I have been loving the matte brass and wood look in furniture. The above version is one of my favorites.
A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!
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!
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
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
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.
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