8 DIY Mid-Century pieces you will absolutely love

8 DIY Mid-Century pieces you will absolutely love

passionshake mid-century inspired furnitureThe title of this post isn’t a pure marketing thing. All of you – design lovers, makers and mid-century furniture enthusiasts – you are going to love this!

Some would say, why bother DIY-ing if you can just go to the store and buy furniture? Well, there are always pros and cons. Surely an iconic design piece is irreplaceable but what I like and appreciate about making furniture, is the customization options and the price. So, I have rounded up 8 furniture projects to show you the alternative ways of getting modern mid-century look at home. Excited? I am!

1. Functional and incredibly pretty side table by Sugar and Cloth

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2. The Flip desk from Home Made Modern (The desk top can be painted in any color you wish)

passionshake mid-century diy furniture43.Mid century desk wall unit by Old Brand New (love it in wood but white would look also good)

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4. Wood wool bench from Home Made Modern (great budget friendly alternative to design pieces)

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5. Painted drawer from Vintage revivals

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6. Mid-century modern side table by Beautiful Mess

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7. Modern mid century night stand by Visual Heart (love it but I would change the handle for some something more fun)

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8. Mid century planters by Sugar and Cloth

passionshake mid-century diy furniture1So I would love to know which one is your favorite? Are you going to make some of these pices?

I would make them all, maybe different colors or handles but I really love all of these ideas. Last year I made a concrete stool and it’s STILL in the basement waiting to be painted. Hopefully one day I will finish it and show you 🙂

Have a great day!




Nie potrafiłabym wybrać faworyta, choć zdecydowanie brakuje u mnie stolika okrągłego;) Pozdrawiam cieplutko…już wiosna przecież! 🙂


    Moim faworytem chyba właśnie jest stolik 🙂 U nas wiosna już na całego! Buziaki


Aguś mnie nóżki w tych meblach przypominają czasy dzieciństwa :)))))))))tylko wtedy na wysoki połysk było :)))
chyba najbardziej podoba mi się pierwszy stolik i donice …..
ja już rustykalna jestem ,ale dla młodych fajnych ludzi innych mebli sobie nie wyobrażam ….buźka !!!


    haha a mi właśnie ostatnio się bardzo te nóżki podobają 😉 Dokładnie, czasy dzieciństwa… ja co prawda nie pamiętam ale żałuję, że meble nie zachowały się gdzieś w piwnicy. Pod jabłonkę, tylko styl rystkalny, pasuje jak ulał Aguś! 🙂

Amy - Bead Bash

I absolutely love the bench above. I wanted a mid-century sideboard but couldn’t find anything second hand near where I live so I got an Ikea Besta unit and added some legs from pretty pegs. I’m so pleased with it as it’s modern but still has a nod to the 50s and 60s which is when our house was built.


    The bench is great 🙂 I would love to see your project Amy, it sounds very interesting!


I like the wall shelf unit as it reminds me of my parents home growing up and I like the functionality with the warm wood look. I also love the little plant stools! I’m always looking for fun new places for my plants.


Mid century furniture is just about the only thing you could buy which can be called old and new at the same time. It has a timeless coolness, because it was the first modern. I also bought some vintage furniture for my office. Though it was costly but it is very elegant.

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