Karianne is back sharing a budget friendly way to create a cool side table. This is such an easy project but makes a huge statement in the room. And you can change the color if you want to with a can of spray paint. Brilliance, I tell you. But do we expect any less from Karianne?
Hi Infarrantly Creative readers! I’m Karianne from Thistlewood Farms
and I’m so happy to be here today with a fun way to create a unique DIY side table on a budget!
I’m talking…..a real budget.
Pennies, nickels and dimes.
Like a $12.88 kind of budget.
Can you even believe it?
This table started out life as a picture frame and a Wal-Mart table
And ended with “happily ever after.”
Here’s how I made it:
$12.88 side table from Wal-Mart (you can find it in the furniture section)
2 square picture frames
small length of chain
2 x 2 board
black spray paint
Step 1: Cut 2 x 2′s to fit
Measure distance between bottom of the two table legs.
Cut two 2 x 2′s to fit space.
Attach 2 x 2 between the two table legs with screws.
Here’s a close-up of the 2 x 2′s.
The idea is to create two square sides.
Step 2: Prepare picture frames
Remove glass and backing from picture frames until just the square remains.
Step 3: Attach hooks
Attach a hook to the center of each side of the picture frame.
Step 4: Attach eyes
Attach an eye to each of the four sides of the square side of the table.
Make sure to measure to find the center of each side.
Step 5: Attach chain
Cut a length of chain to fit between the eye and the hook on each side.
Adjust the chain so it is taut.
Spray paint the chain, eyes, hooks and 2 x 2′s black.
Doesn’t it look so high end?
All that glamour and style…..
….for only $12.88.
Isn’t life amazing!
Looking for a little more room inspiration?
Here’s a fun series I just posted on how to shop your house and create three looks on a budget!