Your bedroom is your safe zone; the one place where you’re truly comfortable. Regardless of whether you have a large bedroom or a small and cozy one, your bedroom should contain the essentials, such as a nice bed, a bedside table, a storage unit, and a mirror.
The rest is up to you. You can spruce up your bedroom to suit your personality so it’s the perfect spot to relax in at the end of the day. However, if you’re looking to revamp the look of your bedroom, buying new bedroom furniture can be pricey. As a result, many people turn to DIY projects.
If you’re into handiwork and would like to make your own bedroom furniture, we have some pretty cool DIY ideas so you can give your room a vintage look!
#1. A Headboard for Your Bed
If you’ve got a bed without a headboard, why not make one yourself? Start by picking the right fabric. Try to match the color or pattern with the decor of your room, such as your wallpaper or the color of the walls.
To make a vintage headboard, you’ll need plywood, an inch-thick piece of foam and your chosen fabric. You’ll also need nails and hammers to fix the headstand to your bed.
Make sure you take the measurements correctly before you buy the necessary materials.
#2. A Bed With a Storage Unit
In order to make your room look bigger and better, you should get rid of any clutter.
The perfect way to do this is by combining your storage unit with your bed, leaving more room for you to move around. Besides, it increases the functionality of your bed too!
You can make both single storage or twin storage beds. You’ll need ample plywood of different sizes and a few essential woodworking shop tools to pull off this project. It might be a tad difficult for beginners, but a satisfying project nonetheless.
#3. A Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs
Furniture with hairpin legs are vintage. They were really popular in the mid-century and are making a comeback.
Turn a rustic piece of wood into a coffee table and you’ll instantly give your room a vintage look and feel.
#4. A Small Bookshelf
If you’re a bookworm, you probably have a bedside table cluttered with books. Sometimes you might even have to put your books away, but you have no proper place to store them.
This is the perfect opportunity to build a small bookshelf so that you can display your book collection.
It’s pretty easy to make! All you need are some sheets of plywood and molding. Check out some of these DIY bookshelf designs, or come up with your own.
Try to keep it simple and paint it with a color that complements your room’s existing decor.
#5. A Door Frame Floor-Length Mirror
Mirrors are not just a vanity item, they also make your room appear larger. Floor-length mirrors have become the norm as they allow you to see your entire outfit. But for these types of mirrors, the framing is important.
A great DIY project is to use an old door frame as the frame of the mirror itself. You can find the necessary items from any lumberyard. Make sure that you’re keeping it symmetrical.
Pro Tip: Attach the full-length mirror to the wall to increase floor space, as well as to make it look like a real door.
#6. A Vanity Mirror on a Door
If you’re not a fan of full-length mirrors, we have a solution for that too. Why not build yourself a vanity mirror while still keeping the idea of a rustic door in mind?
This time, instead of a frame, get yourself a door. They are available pretty much anywhere and old, used ones are fairly inexpensive.
Paint it over, if necessary. Attach a mirror of your liking to the door and attach a wooden shelf to hold your makeup and other items. Make sure the color of the wood matches the color of the door.
#7. A Storage Trunk
Instead of using the plastic baskets that are readily available in your local store, you might want to class up the look of your home with an elegant storage trunk made of wood. It’s the perfect way to get rid of clutter!
You can use this trunk to store your winter clothes or extra blankets. And when it’s not being used, the trunk can be turned into a make-shift seat. Just put a cushion on it and you’re all set!
#8. A Nightstand Made With Salvaged Wood
Make your own bedside table or nightstand with salvaged wood. Try to get thinner sheets of wood instead of a thick block. If that’s not possible, you can cut the wood to match your needs.
Look for wood with a rustic, vintage texture. You can create a nightstand with multiple drawers, or just keep it simple with a top and four legs.
You can jazz up the look by adding decorative furniture molding strips on the front and sides, or to the edges of the night table.
With these nifty DIY ideas, you can transform your bedroom into a vintage wonderland.
While these DIY projects are affordable ways to give your room a makeover, it’s also an enjoyable hobby – and you can be sure they’ll be one-of-a-kind!
So, get started by gathering the materials and the tools you need to build yourself a masterpiece of old-school bedroom furniture.