Livingroom End Tables

6 Materials
$91
2 Days
Easy

I had an idea that I wanted to stem off of in order to make end tables for my Livingroom. My project ended just as I had envisioned it and it's gorgeous! Total time frame for this took up 21 hours so I was able to start on a Friday night and had them in my Livingroom by Sunday afternoon but keep in mind that 3/4 of these hours were drying time. This is my first time posting so I apologize if I didn't take more pictures along the way. I hope this will encourage others to show us your masterpieces!

I ended up finding some metal laundry baskets from my local dollar general (the last 4!). I did end up having to spray paint 2 of them matte black.

After spray painting these, I didn't have to worry about the bottom section because I planned on turning these upside down to achieve my vision. However because these are see through, painting did take some time so I could make sure to get every angle. Painting took about 5 hours in between all the coats I had to achieve and waiting in between.

My husband hobbies in audio so I stole some scrap pieces of wood he cut out (can you believe we was going to trash these beauties?!). The style of wood he uses is 1" Birchwood so I couldn't live with myself to let these go to waste but these cutouts is what gave the idea in the first place and I built the project from that.

I've got a deep love for "farmhouse" style décor so I chose a "silvered gray" wood stain for my table top because I wanted a uplifting vibe. I purchased my wood stain from Lowe's along with fast drying polyurethane. I sanded my wood and its edges and I did 2 thin coats of the stain, 1 coat of polyurethane, waited 3 hours and did some light sanding and then did 1 more coat of polyurethane. At this point my timeframe on sanding/staining took 4 hours but by the time I put on the 2nd coat of polyurethane I went to bed and gave it a total of 12 hours before I handled them.

I turned by baskets upside down and used E5000 glue to attach the wood top to the bottom of the basket and allowed it to set for about 2 hours before I handled the whole thing and brought them inside.

The product is exactly how I envisioned it and I couldn't be anymore pleased with it OR myself. FYI, if you are curious as to why there is a VERY distressed 1/2 piece of ladder in this picture, I found it and it wasn't sturdy for someone to actually stand on so I decided to make it into a blanket holder for my Livingroom. icon

BEFORE (moved in 6 months ago and never been satisfied with my Livingroom layout in order to put up pictures on the wall....but now that's about to change!)

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

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  • Cindy Madeline Bates Cindy Madeline Bates on Jun 22, 2022

    Very cute!! But metal? From Dollar General? I wish ours had those! I’ll start looking!

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