5 DIY Designer Knock Off Side Tables & Stools

Have you ever seen a piece of furniture in a catalog that you love, but it just seems way overpriced?  The participants of the At Home DIY June Challenge understand.  So, we created furniture pieces that were inspired by popular retailers for a fraction of the price!  Today I’m going to feature five DIY side tables and stools designed by the talented bloggers of the June At Home DIY Challenge.

First up is this chic and modern stool created by Eileen and Ash from Just Measuring Up.  It’s inspired by a $250 stool from West Elm.  They built this for only $15!  I like it even better than the original.

How to Make a Simple Round Stool – Just Measuring Up

Toni from Girl, Just DIY! made this stylish end table that was inspired by a $330 table by Crate and Barrel.  This looks so high end, but it only cost her less than $30 to make!

DIY Modern End Table – Girl, Just DIY!

Anam from Delicious and DIY made this colorful succulent side table from a Pier One tray, craft store faux succulents, paint and wooden stakes from the hardware store.  It’s such a unique project and really makes a bold design statement!

Pier One Imports Tray Transformed into a Succulent Garden Side Table – Delicious and DIY

I made a plant stand / stool from a discarded industrial spool used to hold rope in a discount marine warehouse.  I was inspired by a rope spool side table that I saw in the Ballard Designs catalog, which retails for $250.  I made mine with rope, paint, and a stencil that I already had on hand.

Upcycled Rope Spool Plant Stand – Zucchini Sisters

Casey from House by the Bay Designs made this fabulous side table out of a metal basket that she found at a home store.  This style of table is very popular and provides the added bonus of storage.  It looks so stylish in her home office!

DIY Storage Basket Side Table – House by the Bay Design

I hope these projects provided you with some inspiration.  With a little work and creativity, you can get the look of an expensive piece of furniture for a lot less.  Plus, it’s fun to make something yourself and to bask in the compliments from your friends and family 😉

Be sure to stop back on July 15th for our next challenge.   We’ll be doing home decor projects that take two hours or less to complete.  This is going to be a great challenge!

Until next time!





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