Looking to add a little luxurious leather to your home decor, but don't want to spend a fortune? These DIY leather project ideas are just what you need!
Leather makes any home look high end, but leather furniture costs a fortune! Unless you make it yourself, of course. I've created small DIY leather projects, like this arrow wall decor, as well as larger furniture pieces like our leather upholstered headboard, for a fraction of the price at the store. Both of these projects came from the same hide, making it even more cost effective!
I've searched all over the internet for the best leather projects, from simple ottomans and cushions to more complex chairs and even a couch! You're sure to be inspired by something in this list.
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Where to Buy Leather and Faux Leather
Leather and faux leather comes in hundreds of colors and textures. You can go for the natural look or go wild with metallics and bright colors!
My go-to spot for real leather hides is Leather Hide Store, because I'm super picky about getting exactly the color and size I want. They'll send samples of any color you're interested in, so you can find the perfect match. They also photograph each hide individually, so you can pick the right size and shape for your project.
Now that you know where to find it, let's make something with it!
20 DIY Leather Furniture Projects
DIY Leather Ottomans
Ottomans are versatile furniture pieces that are so much fun to make over! They can switch from footstools to coffee tables to end tables easily, and leather is durable enough to take plenty of abuse. Here are a few of my favorite DIY leather ottoman projects, including one of my own!
DIY Leather Footstool
I just love the modern look of this leather foot stool and it's so easy to make!
If your ottoman has seen better days, then you need this tutorial! I'll show you how to reupholster an ottoman for a whole new look. I've also included woodworking plans for a DIY ottoman so you can build one of your own!
Leather Cube Ottoman
Add a little glam to your space with this faux leather ottoman cube.
Leather Storage Ottoman
This ottoman started out as a storage cube that had seen better days. It looks great now!
Tufted Storage Ottoman
Diamond tufting takes this storage ottoman to whole new level!
DIY Leather Chairs
What could be more luxurious than reclining in a leather chair? These DIY leather chair ideas will give you the fancy furniture you want without the budget breaking price tag!
Farmhouse Stool Makeover
Makeover an old stool with leather. This is a great beginner upholstery project.
Woven Leather Stool
Can we just talk about how cute this woven leather stool is?
DIY Leather Acapulco Chair
You can make this Target hack for a fraction of the price!
Leather Chair Cover
Learn how to make your very own leather chair covers.
Leather Chair Cushion
Add a little modern style to a plain chair with this leather cushion
Leather Sling-Back Chair
Sling-back chairs aren't just for the beach, save big when you DIY this chair!
Leather Sling Couch
Repurposed leather from an old couch makes this sling couch a statement piece.
DIY Leather Benches
Put your furniture to work with one of these DIY leather benches. They're so handy next to the front door or in a mudroom, and easy to clean too. I plan to make one for our house soon!
Woven Leather Bench
Weaving leather is a great way to add style to a bench.
Leather Belt Bench
Wait! Don't throw away those old belts! Repurpose them into a one of a kind bench.
Tufted Leather Bench
Tufting and hairpin legs? Be still my heart!
Other Leather Project Ideas
Add a touch of leather with drawer pulls, or a whole lot with an upholstered headboard! I know I'll be scouring the thrift shops for old suitcase racks after seeing a few of these projects.
Create your own luxurious DIY upholstered headboard with a wood frame! This easy tutorial will show you how to make it yourself with standard lumber. Get the free woodworking plans and start building!
How to Make DIY Leather Drawer Pulls
Add a unique touch to a dresser with leather drawer pulls.
Leather Sided End Tables
Don't pass by those tables you see in the thrift store, you could make them over with leather.
Leather Luggage Rack
Guests will appreciate a luggage rack like this one when they come to visit.
Add a little bling among those rectangles and squares in your gallery wall! This easy DIY leather arrow wall decor is the perfect graphic statement.
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Wednesday 21st of March 2018
So many great ideas! I love the leather drawer pulls. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Monday 26th of February 2018
Such a great round-up! Thanks again for including my cushion.