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6 AMAZING PIECES OF FURNITURE YOU CAN DIY EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERT | architectural digest

Kiel, Germany-based content designer Lena Werner, better known as AllThePeachesPleaseis known for the quirky DIY gadgets that fill her apartment — from trendy Chess tiles tables to me Fabric front panels. One of her most impressive projects is this curvy plexiglass side table. It looks complicated, but it only takes a couple of materials and some patience. Taking your time with these plexiglass projects, Werner says: Heating the sheets slowly and letting everything cool more slowly is what keeps the furniture looking professional.

  • 8 mm reticular (cut to about 11″ wide x 47″ wide x 67″ long)
  • heat gun
  • measuring tape
  • clamps (optional)
  • Things you can bend the plexiglass around, such as wooden blocks to hold the plexiglass between them, and cardboard tubes to wrap around it (“There’s no glass or metal,” says Werner.)

Step 1

Remove all plastic coverings from the plexiglass. Determine the desired height of your table on both ends.

Step 2

Start heating the strip-like section where you want the leg to bend with the heat gun, heat it from both sides and slowly bend until the angle of the leg/table top is reached. “Leave about four inches of space between the nozzle and the plexiglass, using a slow, steady up-and-down motion without holding the nozzle anywhere for too long,” says Werner.

Step 3

Work your way through the length of the paper, heating the strip-like portions and always try to heat the width in sections to maintain the desired shape of the table. Thinking of it is like “folding a piece of paper and trying to keep the folds consistent throughout the show,” Werner says. She also recommends using clamps to hold the table pieces down while shaping the table top.

Step 4

Hold it in place or lean it against something to let it cool. “Don’t blow cold air or water on it to speed up the process because it will become milky or create cracks in the surface,” Werner says.

Create a custom headboard

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Dalia Make it yourself Daliaa content creator based in Canada, designed this The headboard is large in size to resemble a custom-made piece in her spacious bedroom. “I wanted to give the luxury villa a dreamy atmosphere bedroom spaceshe says. The two-piece design was so big that Dahlia decided to split it in the middle. She molded the edges with a slight bow for a “subtly soothing effect.”

To make your own fabric headboard, you will need:

Step 1

Draw a rough outline of what you want, with full measurements of everything. “I took my list to Home Depot and chopped everything up there,” explains Dahlia, which helped her avoid squandering power tools and making a mess of her apartment.

Step 2

Spread out the pieces of wood to make each side of the headboard. Make holes for the pocket and attach the pieces in places.

Step 3

Attach the MDF board to each frame with wood glue. Leave it to dry before starting the next step.

Step 4

Cut the top of the foam mattress pad slightly larger than the frame. Wrap the sponge around the back and hold it in place. Make sure there are no air pockets. “This is how I achieved the slightly curved edges,” says Dalia.

Fifth step

Use batting on the top of the mattress pad to create a soft look. Dahlia made two layers. Pin each layer in place. Since batting is prone to tearing, be gentle as you wrap it tightly around the headboard pieces.

Step 6

Wrap the fabric around the headboard. Dahlia notes that it’s always important to keep the fabric very taut when stapling to avoid any bunching or slack on the sides. Although your bed frame may vary in size and configuration, the sides of her headboard will fit snugly against her bed frame. She didn’t have to do anything to hold the two sides of the headboard together.

Transform your IKEA wardrobe

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