Our Most Popular Furniture Hack DIYs

Do you remember our Project Restyle series from back in the day?

We gave home decor items a fresh makeover (like this old chandelier and set of bedside lamps), and we even restyled clothing and accessories.

We’ve done a lot of furniture hacks over the years, so today we’re sharing our most popular ones!

Can you believe this used to be a rectangle-shaped table? Most tulip tables are either smaller than the one above (or too expensive), so Laura made her own dining room table using this IKEA DOCKSTA table hack.

There was definitely nothing wrong with this wooden bench, but it looks so much better with woven leather on the top—and it’s more comfy to sit on. Here’s how to make your own woven leather bench.

If you have a piece of thrifted furniture that needs a fresh coat of paint, but you still want it to have a distressed look, Mandi’s cabinet painting tutorial is the best of the best!

Reupholstering your bed frame is easier than you think, and it’s a big money saver. We included a no-sew option in the post, too!

We love the look of cane webbing, especially on this IKEA IVAR cabinet door. If you’re into this look as much as we are, check out our caned webbing candle holder DIY, too!

Do closet doors count as furniture? We had to include this one because it’s so good. Here’s how Elsie modernized her bifold closet doors.

Having trouble finding a TV console to fit the vibe of your living room? You can easily restyle the IKEA BESTA console into something more midcentury like Laura did above.

You can also turn an IKEA BESTA into an expensive looking, fluted sideboard. Ahhh-mazing.

Several of you told us that you wanted your kitchen to look JUST like bohemian play kitchen, and we completely get why! Elsie used this IKEA play kitchen hack and customized it in the best way.

Speaking of play kitchens, you can also restyle the IKEA DUKTIG kitchen into a cute pumpkin stand.

This entryway table started with a glass top, but we love the marbled look even more. This table hack is so simple and only requires marbled contact paper.

Mandi needed a solution for toy storage and other things in her living room, so she made this amazing credenza together using the wall cabinets from IKEA!

Laura made an adorable wooden star learning tower for her daughter to use in the kitchen, and it all started with an IKEA BEKVAM step stool.

Mandi’s built-in bookshelves are the most epic hack on our list. She used IKEA BILLY bookcases to make them, and they turned out incredible.

Add some extra greenery to your space with a faux living coffee table. Can you guess where this table came from? Also, here are some of our favorite fake plants (that look like the real thing) if you’re curious.

Adding campaign hardware to a dresser is the easiest way to give it a fresh makeover. Here’s another dresser option that only requires a few steps, and it’s midcentury inspired.

This toddler bed frame went from cool (but plain) to a Palm Springs-inspired dream bed. Isn’t it amazing? There’s even a hidden storage area under those felt plants.

Instead of using a bar cart, you could restyle an IKEA cabinet into a bar cabinet. We’re pretty sure you won’t find anything like this anywhere else!

Looking for more ideas? Try our affordable wallpaper hack. xo, The ABM Team.

  • Love these! I am tempted at trying the Billy bookcase DIY, but also a bit scared it might be too much for someone who does not have a lot of…. eh… carpentry experience?

  • I LOVE this! My favorites: The fabric on the inside side of dresser drawers, and the faux plant table. Keep up the great work!

  • Honestly, my favorite part of this is that you took things that were old and made them new. Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, and restyle! That’s one of my favorite things about home decor and natural living. You are all so talented, to be sure 🙂

    ~ Laurali Star

  • You guys always know exactly how to change something dull into something great! I love the DIYs and hacks! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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