I said "BUILD a table."
As in ... I. BUILT. A. TABLE.
I am SO excited about this, you have no idea.
I am on a mission to turn my office (which was virtually unused due to the disorganization, hodgepodge mix of styles, etc.) into a "Mom Cave."
(My husband has a space we call the "Man Cave" out in the loft of our barn ... complete with a bar, pool and shuffleboard tables, and dart board --
so I decided Man Cave for him .... Mom Cave for me! Only seems fair, right!? :)~
The first step in my quest for a Mom Cave was to find a nice, big work table for all of my crafting ventures.
..... was NOT cutting it. And the other option is the dining room table, which, I've been told is intended to be used for - well, uh ...... dining.
So I decided to try building my own table!
And now, before I show you my amazing table creation ... I must give credit where credit is due! There is a blog called Stylizimo that I LOVE. I found THIS table tutorial there, and it looked so easy, I decided I could do that, too!
Here's what we did...
four 1"x8" cedar boards, cut to six feet long (less than $10)
three 2"x4" boards cut slightly less than the width of your table (we cut ours at a 45 degree angle at the ends)
driftwood stain & brush (less than $10)
two table legs from Ikea ($10 each)
THAT'S IT! Can you believe that!?
We started by lining up the boards (upside down - with the top-side down) and screwing the 2x4s to the underside...
(I stood on the 2x4s while Scott manned the drill. Yep, we have matching romeos ... aw, how cute ... I know:-)
This is what it looked like after that step ...
Next, I sanded every nook and cranny with husband's high performance orbital sander (the kind that hooks up to an air compressor -- it's pretty awesome, I'm not gonna lie...)
(I was pretty proud of my corners!)
The next step was staining with driftwood stain ...... as usual, I was going for that aged, worn-out look!
(I sanded the thick spots and edges one more time, for good measure.)
Next, it was time to build my Ikea Lerberg trustle table legs.
I managed to get them put together all by myself (another proud moment).
I have a new crafting table!!!
Cue music: I'm so excited ..........and I just can't hide it!
(Are you singing along with me yet?)
This is just the first step in my Mom Cave makeover ..... there is a LOT left to come! (I'm going to be a busy gal over the next couple of weeks!)
I hope you'll keep following along to see the end result with me!
The next item up on the docket is that ugly, old, light gray filing cabinet in the corner. What will that look like when I'm done with it? (I'll show you on Thursday!)