Monday, August 30, 2010

I made it: Craft Table.

In the [wise] words of my husband ...
 "You're like Martha Stewart meets Bob the Builder!".
It made me smile!
A girl can dream, right?

Anyways - Yes, Over the weekend - I built a craft table!
I've been looking for the "perfect" table for 3 months ...
I wanted it to be TALL - so I could stand up and craft comfortably (or sit on a stool!)
I wanted it to be WIDE.
and I wanted it to have a shelf on top, storage on bottom.
but I couldn't find one in my budget.

So I did what any crafty/DIY-er would do.
I went to Lowe's.
And I walked aimlessly up and down the lumber department.
Until I FINALLY decided what I wanted!!

So I bought my wood -- a sweet man named Eric cut it all for me!
(Thanks Eric! Yes, I gave him my blog address - I promised him pictures!!)
I think he doubted me, haha! :)

But - here she is ... my new craft table THAT I BUILT!
(without my husband!!)
Oh and without any tools besides a hammer
& a regular old screwdriver.
I was determined. and determination makes you do crazy things!

Simple? Yes.
Beautiful? Maybe not to you - or anyone with carpentry skills,
but  to me - yes!!
Structurally Sound? I put a lot of weight it and it's still holding up! ;) So yes!
Budget friendly? Yup, It cost about $25.00 Total!

Now on to the details!

I put an old tape measure all the way around the ends! It's practical and it screams - This table has a purpose ... A craftsman works here! :)


Then I added some hooks/knobs to the sides ... my trashcan (with chalkboard tags I made) sits perfectly there! :) I love it! It's so easy to access and even easier to dump!

Then I put up a curtain rod, so that I could easily hide my junk storage underneath!

Then I made a curtain from an old Twin sheet.


But it was just too boring.
So now it looks like this!

ahhhhh, much better! :)

and what's hidden behind that pretty little curtain?
Just a lot of crafting goodies on an old bookcase that I painted a pretty blue!



Then I primed, painted & re-covered my $3.00 barstool! :)

Love.it!

Then I re-covered my old ugly ironing board to match!!


But for now - its goodbye cozy craftroom ...
I'm off for Day 1 of my "Couch to 5k in 5 weeks"
ugh, why am I doing this again??

I'm so excited to be linking up to my first  Blog Parties @ Cottage Instincts and Making the World Cuter 
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9 comments:

  1. Whitney, that looks great! I love the fabric!

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  2. I am way impressed with your building skills. This is awesome. I too like to stand when I am crafting. I found you on a monday blog hop and can't wait to read more.
    insidebrucrewlife.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG! SO STINKING CUTE!!!
    You should come link it up to my Making It party! (Please)
    Allie
    AllieMakes.blogspot.com

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  4. WONDERFUL idea!!! Way to go! Thanks for linking up to my Thrilling Thursday party. Hope you will join in again next week :)

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

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  5. I'm SO inspired! Thanks for Linking Up!
    Allie

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  6. omg, this is just what i needed to see! i recently acquired an old sewing table which i love b/c it opens up very long, but it doesn't have a lot of storage. this system for storage underneath is genius, and i am totally gonna borrow your idea! yay for you and yay for me! so glad i saw your link up at fun to craft. love the hooks on the side, too!

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  7. That is fabulous! Congrats on your new workspace.

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  8. So cute! I like the trash basket hanging there, great idea! And I love the fabric you used on the ironing board...great job!

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