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The reason I started this project was mainly that I could not find what I liked out there in the right size, color, or price. I was browsing Craigslist for a sofa table to place in my back corner and people were pretty high and mighty with their pricing. So I said "forget that" and started looking for plans to build my own table.I saw a few plans online that seemed pretty easy to follow, but the plan I followed more closely was the DIY Outdoor Table from Cherished Bliss. Her table was an actual dining table while my table is much smaller and I did not build the legs, so there were some tweaks I made along the way.
Do you ever walk around your house and decide that you need to change things up? Make things like more grown up? Well about two months ago, that was me. I decided that I wanted to make my house look nicer and not as "cutesy". So one particular day I had had enough with some of my decor so I took out a hammer and started taking things down. And I am happy to say that I love the area so much more than I did before!
I found this side table at the Goodwill for 20 bucks. It had great small little details in the front, great condition, dovetailed and has a stone of some top. When I saw this one I new exactly what I wanted to do with it. The color was from Valspar in the shade Woodlawn Valley Haze in satin finish. Wow....This color is such an amazing blue shade. I'd love to paint everything in this color. LOL. It was an easy project too, because the wood was in such great shape I simply sanded it down a bit, Primed it, and put one coat of the Woodlawn Valley Haze on because it covered so well and I was going to shabby chic it anyway. I then sealed it with paint sealant, bought cute little white knobs and it was finished. I'm so happy with the results. It reminds me of something you'd find at a lovely little beach cottage. I'm pretty sure I was there, on the sand, with my cute little white knitted sweater reading the latest romance novel as I painted this (in my head of course.) : ) You can find the process and more photos at my blog... http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/beach-cottage-inspired-side-table.html
I moved my furniture around in my family room and placed my sofa so it’s back was facing our kitchen. I needed a table to put behind the sofa and was inspired by a table I saw on Wayfair. I wanted an industrial look but I wanted to make it out of wood and just add metal accents. I also found a table on Shanty to Chic so I combined those two tables to make exactly what I was looking for.
I'll tell you what, I'm officially a sucker for leather and amazing table legs. Put those two together and you have a match made in heaven.
The project was so simple. It helped transform a plain, unused corner in to something fun and inviting.
WD-40 removes, protects, & loosens so many things. It contains silicone which is one of the things that makes this so special. My dad owns a body shop and he was the first person who introduced it to me. I thought I would share a few ways I use it with you... You can see more of my crazy creations here
My 9 year old really wanted a loft bed in his bedroom, and I decided to try my hand at building a suspended loft bed. It turned out to be exactly what he wanted, and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be- although I can't emphasize enough that if you attempt this build, you must take extreme care. Use high quality materials and build into the wall studs.This is an in-depth process-for full details, be sure to check out the blog post! I should start off by saying, it would have been a lot easier to build the frame first, then attach it to the wall. But I was building this by myself and wouldn't be able to lift the frame myself, so I had to build the frame to the wall.
I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.
First impression is everything to me and after almost 2 years of relocating from New York and moving into our first home in the state of Florida, looking at my garden mess day in and day out...it was time to change everyone’s first impression (about my front yard) for good!!