Architectural designers Amanda and Brandon are masters at DIY. When they can't find something they need at a retail store, they just... make it. Right out of thin air. Their designs are actually as simple as they are beautiful, and definitely something you can try out for yourself.
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Brandon & Amanda's Handmade Home
Concrete Bar Cart, above
One slab of concrete, four hairpin legs and one wine rack equals a cool, industrial bar table. Add a sheet of glass on top to finish it off and protect against spills and stains.
For a happy medium between bookshelves and built-ins, steal this idea that the couple put to use as an entryway console: The unit is actually six bookcases and a shoe storage unit fastened together and fitted with an affordable cork countertop.
Floating Nightstand Shelves
The couple made these shelf-slash-sconces to hang above their freestanding nightstands, but I think they'd look great as a total alternative to a bedside table in a small space. The design is simple, with two pieces of wood mounted in an L shape before being fastened to the wall, but the best feature is the cutout that allows the couple's corded lights and Hue lightbulbs to hang down in the perfect spot.