Contributor, Jackie Hernandez from Teal and Lime is back with another awesome project.
Sometimes we see really cool but slightly over-the-top diy projects in blogville that seem so complicated that we think “nah.”
This is one of those that is way cool and also totally doable.
Take it away Jackie…
You are going to start to think I am a cheap-skate. The truth is, I love nice things. But, all the little things add up fast. Over on my blog this month, I am focused on Interior Styling tips, which means lots of fun accessorizing. But, in our basement I was missing a table to accessorize. So, I made my own. I love finding ways to get a great look for a fraction of the price.
All those cute accent tables are relatively pricey. Even at the discount stores they start at $70 and up. This DIY version took less than 45 minutes and just over $45. It was so easy, my 6-year old son helped me with it. This is the perfect beginner furniture building project.
- Tabletop (I found a pre-finished one at the Room & Board Outlet, but you can buy unfinished wood round table tops at most Home Improvement stores)
- 3 Table Legs – 27.5″ Round Taper Leg
- 3 Hardware Plates – 3″ Table Angle Top Plate
- Rustoleum Protective Enamel
Step by Step:
5. Determine finished height of table. I ended up shortening mine about 6″ to work better next to our yellow armchairs. I unscrewed the legs and used my miter saw to cut down the legs. I sanded the bottom of each leg smooth.
6. Paint the table. I used Rustoleum Protective Enamel in Gloss Smoke Gray for a nice glossy finish. With this paint it is important to use a high-quality paint brush for a smooth finish. Note: This is an oil-based paint, so make sure you have appropriate clean up supplies.
This inexpensive little accent table is a perfect fit in our basement family room between our retro-style armchairs.
No accent table would be complete with out cute styling. I topped my table with a round mirrored tray. The tray holds my vinyl decorated mini globe, an ampersand, and a squat square vase.
I hope this project inspires you to try a simple furniture build and not settle for retail prices!
To see more of Jackie’s projects visit her blog at Teal and Lime.