So I have been taking some time lately to work on some creative projects for the house, this is one that I did a couple of weeks ago.
I saw this after a friend repinned an image that I could not track back to the original pinner 🙁 , but it was so cute and my style I had to re- create it!
So for the coffee table I started with 4 of these crates that can be found at a craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I actually found mine at Wal-Mart for $9.97 each! I painted them with a satin country white, I did just one coat and did not worry about them being perfect because I wanted a rustic look. If you have more browns in your house you could stain them too. (Pardon my drop cloth there, I use an old sheet and have done many projects…)
So once they were dry and all sides were painted I sealed the paint to make it easy to wipe clean, This can be found most places that you buy spray paint, I picked mine up at my local ACE last year, (they have a generic that is much cheaper!)
Once all of the crates were dry I attached them using inch long wood nails. As you can see from the picture to the right I have the cates on their sides one long side sitting square with a shorter side. Below you can see 2 of the black nails above the basket. I used 5 nails every other board forming a 5 like you would see on a set of dice. they go into the end of the adjoining crate.
I affixed a piece of plywood to the bottom of the table because eventually I want to put a bunch of wine corks under and around the vase in the center. So here is the finished table!
The next day I got to looking at our end table and well I got back to work! I just had to have a matched set, and I had all the materials other than the crates!
I used brad nails in a staple gun to attach the thin sides to one another as my nails were too long. I laid mine out in this manner because of the space I had to work with. Didn’t want the pictures uncentered from the couch again 😉
Another idea is this!
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