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! :)!

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

  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.

    You should come link it up to my Making It party! (Please)

  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

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

  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!

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

  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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