We spent a lot of years in college housing with cinder block walls and no furniture. At that time, our couch was a hand-me-down sofa from my husband’s grandparents, and our kitchen table had rolling chairs from the 60s. During those days, our coffee table would’ve been plywood on top of cinderblocks, or a five-gallon bucket with a text book on top.
DIY coffee tables have come a long way since then, and now some of the most beautiful tables are nothing more than a weekend project and a trip to the hardware store!
Ok to be honest, I did not believe this was a homemade table when I first looked at it. But alas, Shanty 2 Chic pulls out one of the most beautiful DIY coffee tables I’ve seen anywhere, absolute perfection.
Can you believe this was a table from Ikea? All she did was add the wood boards on top for a farmhouse look, how simple!
I love this industrial coffee table. It’s a simple design, but the pipes add a little something different. Perfect for a small space.
Ana White is one of the most popular websites for DIY plans. This table is so versatile, you could customize it anyway you’d like. Personally, I think I’d do an antique white on the bottom and a walnut stain on top, what do you think?
Oh how we love pallets. This pallet coffee table is a great idea. You get double the surface space in one table!
I love a piece of furniture that pulls double duty. This crate table is exactly that. The crates pull out for additional storage, and that smooth stained table top is absolutely beautiful.
Got scrap wood? What a stunning herringbone display made into a coffee table top. It’s modern, artsy, and farmhouse-esque all in one. Beautiful work!
How about a shadow box table? I love this idea because you can display things “on” your table without your kids toppling it over or putting it on the floor.Guide Patterns
Ok, wipe the drool off your keyboard and check out those pedestal coffee table from the Rugged Rooster. It is absolutely stunning, and completely doable.
The Rugged Rooster
I love the white wash finish of this table by Simplicity in the South. It’s taller than most coffee tables, but I like that it has enough space to store large baskets underneath.Hometalk
The last of our DIY coffee tables is my personal favorite. The design of this table is classic farmhouse. The paint on the bottom is a nice dark greige and that stain on top Is absolutely beautiful!