We spotted an industrial metal and wood side table at our local Starbucks that we thought we could DIY. After we found the perfect table at a thrift store, we used a faux rusty/crusty technique to transform it. We loosely followed a tutorial from Rogue Engineer. (See our full blog post for a link to the tutorial for more information.)
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I’ve been searching for a storage solution for our entryway. It had to be shallow enough that it wouldn’t be obtrusive and block the stairs or make the space feel even more cramped than it already was. I found this cute little antique maple secretaries desk at “Lisa’s Upscale Garage Sale” for $65 and it was pretty close to being the perfect size! But it has some issues and was not very attractive! So this is how I transformed it into a cute little storage cabinet just in time for the scarves & mittens & hats (Oh my) season!
TV trays are fun and inexpensive makeover projects!
I wanted a portable DIY Lego table for my newly updated living room and I wanted it to match. I went through my garage and found an old wooden TV tray. It was perfect! I painted it to match my living room and even added some gold stickers and leg tips. It's chic and fun! (More photos and details on the site link at the bottom.)
When I originally bought this end table it came with a beautiful hutch and I used it to display candles and other decorative items. Well, that ended quickly when my daughter took the table to use for her beauty products. Along the way, she moved out and left it behind, so I decided to turn it into a plant stand. I didn't want to re-stain it because I wanted to add some color to that space. Check out what I decided to do- I think it looks fab!It’s all solid wood and is a sturdy piece for sure. I wanted something with some pizzazz to brighten the space especially because it will be a home to some plants.
Estate sales are a great way to find matched sets. Twin end tables are rare and are highly sought after in the furniture rehab world. We found Cora & Nora, along with their matching coffee table, last summer at an estate sale in Stevens Point. The finish was "OK" but I like my furniture to be more than "OK". "OK" is good enough for boring people. True that? So how do we "un-boring" it?
Making a side table without power tools sounds kinda crazy, right? This project takes zero power tools, less than 30 minutes of hands on work and is super simple. And bonus – it’s a piece that we still use every single day. Want to make your own side table? It only take a few supplies (and I bet you already have some of them on hand!)
My furniture flips keep on coming. I have flipped & sold a coffee table, 2 sets of end tables within the past few weeks. Now I am working on a set of nesting tables. I also have a kitchen table makeover in the works as we speak.But First, Let’s Get To This Fun Nesting Table Makeover. Here Are The Before Photos Of This Piece.
I found this lovely end table online that needed some TLC as it was stripped and bare of much character. I knew that it had potential and it was in good shape, so I was very excited about hubby and I picking it up, even though it was -40 (C or F!) with the windchill that day! I know ... we're crazy!Have a look at how I transformed this into a charming table that will make someone very happy, I'm sure.
One afternoon, hubby and I went for a drive and stopped at one of those kind of scarey road side "sale" buildings. You know the kind of place, dark, smelly, and a tad like something out of a horror flick. Anyway, we stumbled across this set of end tables. They had seen better days, but we quickly saw the potential! So, after a bit of haggling, a run to the atm to get cash, we purchased them for $12. Loaded them into the truck and brought them home...then the fun began!