Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is back to show how to make a simple metal base for a table – using aluminum strips and rivets. This would be perfect to make a trunk or chest a little higher or if you have a top and need a simple base. For the past month or so I’ve been using my campaign chest as an end table in my living room. I loved the idea of it as a nightstand, but I prefer my nightstand about level with the mattress. Inspired by Pottery Barn’s Ludlow Trunk, adding a simple metal base, made it the perfect nightstand height!
Yesterday I showed you how to make some Pottery Barn Kids inspired oversized vintage flaschard art for our playroom. Below that was a bench I made from The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White. I saw the Farmhouse Bench on page 76 and knew it would be perfect to use as seating for our kitchen table and provide extra storage with the bottom shelf that would blend in seamlessly in our playroom.
I have been putting a little TLC into sprucing up my kid’s playroom. You know…so it is is more than just a room that threw up Legos and Barbies. My sister-in-law actually wanted me to make her the oversized Pottery Barn Kids vintage flashcards for her playroom. I did that this summer and had to make them for our playroom as well. I love the clean look and how large they are – which covers a lot of wall on the cheap.
I gave you a peek at this Pottery Barn Kids Stanton Collection knock-off last week when I revealed Isaac’s Black and Green Industrial bedroom makeover. It is the perfect place to keep track of the school calendar, awards and coupons won from school, some basic school supplies, birthday invites, etc. We are really trying hard to continue to give Isaac more responsibility when it comes to his knowing his schedule so this seemed like a good step in that direction.
I am absolutely thrilled with how my DIY stained wood shim mirror turned out. I know there are a zillion tutorials out there for making mirrors like this. However, I think I am the only crazy one that sanded and stained 315 wood shims. That part was not for the weak of heart. Me-oh-my! But I love it, I love it, I love it and don’t regret the decision for one minute!
As I was perusing through the Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came upon a photo with this flower trough centerpiece with beautiful hydrangeas sitting on it. It immediately made me think of the old pile of fence slats that I trash-picked inherited from my neighbor. I knew it would be simple and free to recreate.
I showed you Isaac’s new Lego Table I made from a 1980s parquet table this week. He adores it and has spent every waking moment up there since he received a bunch of new Lego sets for his birthday last week. Did you notice those adorable little Lego head bins? Nope I didn’t buy those.