4 DIY furniture projects you can start and finish today

DIY doesn’t have to be synonymous with ‘Dad’. We are all perfectly capable of rolling up our sleeves and giving our homes a spring refresh. 

These simple projects can all be achieved in a day, so why not make that day today? You won’t regret it.

1. Dip dye those legs

Now you can match your chair with your hair! This is a super simple project; choose two shades of semi-gloss paint, grab some painter’s tape to separate the two when applying, and you’re done!

Ladder DIY fairylight project

Image Credit: Instagram @thestylistandthewardrobe

2. Limitless ladders

An old wooden ladder can have so many uses. Prop it up against a plain wall and wrap fairy lights around it for a pretty corner feature. Attach it horizontally to your wall and turn it into a quirky photo frame. Cut it to size and stick it in your bathroom for functional shelves. I could go on…

DIY door upcycling project

Image Credit: Instagram @keltus

3. Decorate a door

Salvage an old door from a second hand shop or junk yard, give it a lick of paint and place it over your existing drab coffee table. For a lower risk of spilt tea, place a piece of glass on top.

Upcycled bin project with plant

Image Credit: Pinterest Stephanie Garewal

4. Turn that bin upside down

Get your hands on a metal waste-paper bin, reach for the spray paint in your desired colour, turn it upside-down and voila, you’ve made yourself a utilitarian-chic side table.