16 Affordable DIY Mid-Century Furniture Ideas That Will Inspire You

These DIY Mid-Century furniture ideas are a great way to add style to your home without breaking the bank! And yes, before you ask, Mid-century furniture is still a big deal! Didn’t you know?
Affordable diy mid century furniture ideas for your home / grillo designs

I don’t know why, but I have been on a huge Mid-Century furniture kick lately (did you catch my latest mid-century furniture update?)



I love the vintage look that Mid-Century furniture pieces can bring to a home. And I love that most of them tend to be minimalistic and sleek, which works well for smaller homes (like mine)

However, most of the Mid-Century furniture I see in magazines or online shops, whether they are antique originals or brand-new reproductions, are way out of my price range (I’m looking at you eBay – those sellers prices just keep on rising ..and rising!)

So I guess it makes sense that I’ve been scouring the internet for DIY Mid-Century furniture projects that look like the real thing at a fraction of the cost.

I am so excited to share some of these amazing projects with you today, and I hope they will inspire you to make something for your home that you love!

 

HERE ARE 16 DIY MID-CENTURY FURNITURE IDEAS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU:

1. This affordable DIY Mid-Century side table with built-in storage. Just wait until you see what they used to create the body of the table, because it’s genius!

See tutorial here: 

DIY Mid-Century Side Table via SUgar and cloth

VIA SUGAR & CLOTH

 

2. A simple cabinet turned into a DIY Mid-Century sideboard. I love what they used to make those hexagon-shaped handles!

See tutorial here. 

DIY mid-century furniture Retro Sideboard

VIA SUGAR & CLOTH

 

3. A two-tier DIY Mid-Century plant stand. This minimalistic piece would look great next to a window, or in the corner of a room!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century Inspired Plant Stand

VIA A BEAUTIFUL MESS

 

4. This DIY Mid-Century bookcase IKEA hack. What a great way to get a custom bookcase for your room on a budget!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Bookcase IKEA Hack

VIA THOUSWELL

 

5. This IKEA Kalax turned into a DIY Mid-Century shelving unit. In case you are on the lookout for a smaller custom bookshelf for your home, this one is perfect!

See tutorial here. 

IKEA KALAX Hack diy mid-century furniture

VIA HAWTHORNE AND MAIN

 

6. These DIY Mid-Century Modern honeycomb shelves. Don’t worry, they seem so much easier to put together than you would expect!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Honeycomb Shelves

VIA BURKATRON

 

7. This gorgeous DIY Mid-Century dresser. I can so imagine this piece sitting in an upscale boutique, and I can’t believe that it’s an IKEA hack! Amazing.

See tutorial here. 

Mid-Century Modern Dresser DIY

VIA A VINTAGE SPLENDOR

 

8. A CB2 inspired Mid-Century DIY bed frame. I can’t believe how great this knockoff looks, and that it came out to less than one-third of the original price!

See tutorial here. 

CB2 Inspired DIY Mid-Century Modern Bed Tutorial

VIA BIGGER THAN THE THREE OF US

 

9. This built-from-scratch DIY Mid-Century console table. I absolutely love how it turned out, and think it would look great in any entryway!

See tutorial here. 

how tp Build a diy Mid-Century furniture Modern Console Table

VIA JANERY / PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA METZLER

 

10. A beautiful DIY Mid-Century starburst clock. This would be a great way to use up any scraps of wood you may have lying around!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Clock Tutorial

VIA REALITY DAYDREAM

 

11. This  DIY Mid-Century cabinet IKEA hack. Isn’t this one gorgeous? As far as DIY Mid-Century furniture projects go, this has to be one of my favourites!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Style Cabinet IKEA Hack

VIA FIRST SENSE INTERIORS

 

12. This Mid-Century Modern DIY nightstand. Sometimes simple is the best way to go in an overcrowded bedroom, and this nightstand won’t disappoint!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Nightstand

VIA BURKATRON

 

13. A Mid-Century Modern DIY bench. This project is a great way to add function and style to your entryway or living room, without taking up a lot of space.

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Bench

VIA HAWTHORNE AND MAIN

 

14. This DIY Mid-Century one-drawer nightstand. Complete plans have been provided in the link below, and can you believe it costs less than $50 to make?!

See tutorial here. 

How to Build a DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Nightstand

VIA BUILD-BASIC

 

15. A buffet transformed into this fabulous Mid-Century buffet table. I think makeover tutorials such as this one are so inspiring, because they help me see potential in so many second hand/charity store pieces!

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Buffet Makeover

VIA BREPURPOSED

 

16. This DIY Mid-Century modern coffee table. I can’t believe how easy this one is to make! Isn’t it stunning?

See tutorial here. 

DIY Mid-Century furniture Modern Coffee Table

VIA THE WONDER FOREST

 

 

These DIY Mid-Century furniture ideas are a great way to add style to your home without breaking the bank!

 

 

MID-CENTURY DRESSER UPDATE

 

HOW TO PAINT IKEA FURNITURE 

KEA furniture can be tricky to paint at times, but if done the right way, can make such a huge difference! Here are my steps on how to paint IKEA furniture.

 

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Comments

  1. I love these DIY projects, Medina! Especially Meera’s IKEA hack and your nightstand!

  2. I love mid-century modern inspired furniture. The wall clock and the buffet sideboard with the hairpin legs are fabulous. Great collection!

  3. Love all these ideas and chuffed to see my cabinet featured here! Thank you very much! Please would you change the link and credit to say First Sense Interiors instead of Arty Home Studio (which was my old brand)? Ta muchly 🙂

    1. Thank you Meera, thats been changed! Sorry about that!