I thought: I need a smallish table in the living room. And I don't want to spend a lot of money. And I could do that, with a little technical assistance.
So here was my shopping list:
6 crates @ $12.99: $77.94
7 legs @ $5.98: $41.65
Paintbrush: $2.96TOTAL: $160.28
(Don'y worry, like any other project I made about 37534857 trips to Lowes, Home Depot and Micahels.)
|Testing it out in the store.|
|Table legs, sold individually at Lowes/Home Depot|
|After the stain|
|My assistance, helping piece it together.|
We put the crates together and then took exact measurements. We went to Home Depot to get an exact piece of plywood to use as a base. We stained it as well, since you can see it through the slates in the crates. So Chris screwed in the base plywood, then we added the legs. We put 3 down each side and one in the center for support.
I am still deciding what to put in the middle. My lovely helper is going to help be build the center up to be a little more shallow and then I can put something in there. A vase? An arrangement? Candles? Time will tell!
The project really was pretty simple. As long as your can semi- work with tools and have some help putting it together, you'll have a new table in no time!