Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Side Tables

Today I wanted to share a simple and quick idea for a side table. First off, I am a huge fan of small, low tables in almost every room of the house. They make great plant stands, night stands, drink tables for the end of the couch, or even compact tables for play in a child's room....

I recently purchased these super cute powder-coated steel toy bins from Target. After living with them for a while, I realized that when flipped over they make great, sturdy bases for a small table top. To make the top, I purchased two wooden rounds that were sanded and ready to stain from Home Depot (similar to these). I stained the table tops with a stain + sealer in one made by Cabot. I chose the dark "midnight" color, but they had many other options. Two coats in one afternoon and they were ready to go!

Since we will be using these tables in our bedroom, and I wanted to retain the option of using the bins as actual bins later, I opted to not officially attach the tabletops to the bases. The tops are quite heavy and don't shift around a lot. If you plan on using these tables in a high traffic area though, I suggest attaching them from underneath with hardware.

Crossing my fingers I will officially have a home to put these in soon!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea for a side table. I love using random objects as a base for tables. Do you have any other craft ideas like this that I could try out?