When it comes to decorating your home, furniture is often one of the most costly items. Even if you shop at budget-friendly stores like IKEA, the cost to furnish a living room alone can easily be upwards of $3000. That’s why many people are opting to repurpose old pieces or make their own furniture items themselves. That’s what these talented amateur designers did.

Their DIY projects provide some great home furnishing ideas that you can complete to help save money while still keeping your home looking great. The best part is that you can customize every piece of furniture exactly to your liking. Just learn as you go. Use these 50 images for inspiration, and then experiment on your own to see what you can come up with.