DIY Retro Coffee Table

retro coffee table

Ever since moving into our apartment, I’m obsessed with creating custom furniture for our small space. As of recently, I’ve been craving a retro coffee table… and now my prayers have been answered. I partnered with my friends at HANDy Paint Products to create a one-of-a-kind retro table for our minimalistic space. Want to learn how to make your own? Well, it’s your lucky day! I have the free plans and template for this project right here in this post!

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DIY Industrial Shoe Rack

rustic shoe storage

My other half and I have been living in our 325 square foot apartment for a year and a half… but we just now realized that we don’t have any storage for our every day sneakers! So, when my friends at Kreg asked me to partner on a project for Build Something’s website, I jumped at the opportunity to make us a West Elm inspired rustic-industrial style shoe rack for our apartment. This project cost me around $30 in material, and took one day to make! Not too bad for a functional piece of furniture! 

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DIY Wooden Dresser (Ikea Hack)

ikea dresser

Since moving into my studio apartment, I have been looking for the perfect dresser/entertainment center combination that has existed in my head. Needless to say… I couldn’t find what I was looking for anywhere. So, I built one! I had a tight budget and timeline for this project, so I decided to take two pre-cut Ikea dressers and hack them into one epic media center. Even the paint job was a quickie! Thanks to my friends at Wagner, I was able to finish this dresser in two days! Ready to see how easy it is to customize a dresser? Let’s do this.

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DIY Wooden Storage Cabinet

One of the largest problems I seem to run into is figuring out where to put everything! No matter how big your pantry is, it’s still not big enough (know what I mean)? So, to help ease the pain of storing life’s necessities in bins (or, let’s be real, in corners of the house), I decided to build a storage cabinet! Luckily, my friends at Purdy Paint Tools were on board as well and helped make this dream become a reality! Best part? I’m offering these plans for free!

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