DIY decor is kind of the m.o. for our apartment this year. Since we're only here for a year and we won't be able to take a lot back to the USA, it doesn't make sense to spend a lot of money and buy a lot of stuff to decorate our apartment. But we still want it to feel like home and look like a place we want to be! This end table idea started when Josh looked out our window and saw a bunch of possibly useful stuff sitting next to the dumpster. He went down for a rescue mission and came back up with this old chair frame with no seat. As we were trying to figure out how to use the chair, we remembered we had an piece of wood (also collected from a trash pile) lying around. After cleaning them off, I set to work on painting the wood.
It only took about an hour to make and I really think it adds a lot to our little living room.