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Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Scrapbooking Table!

I have been working all day on this - from running to Menards to purchase my legs, to staining, to getting the last leg on... there is still work to be done to make it more sturdy, and I am hoping to cut the wood tomorrow at work, and get that attached on. But I am so excited to show you all what I did ALL BY MY SELF!

This piece of Countertop I got for a steal! It's 36x72 with a beveled edge with a wood insert. The wood is stained in "Cherry". The color is Smokey Topaz by Wilson Art. This piece alone retails for about $350-$400, and I got it for... $15.00! There was a scratch on it, so my boss was feeling very generous that day since he knew of my situation and this was his way of helping me out!

I got the "legs" in the Milwork Department, they are actually Stair Spindles, and I stained them in the same Cherry stain that matches the countertop.

I still am going to get some 1x3's and run a "frame" around the edge, so that the legs don't bow out - when I was trying to move it into its spot, it reminded me of Bambi walking on the ice! LOL. The 1x3's I will be painting Black, since they will be either Pine or Fir, and may not stain the same color. I think the black will be a nice touch!

This table cost me so little! $15 for the top, $$31.00 for the legs, and $17 for the hardware. The frameing board will be under $10, for a total of $73.00! and it will double as a dining table too :)

Here is a closeup of the countertop color.

This shows the wood edge, color and the legs..

This one shows the little scratch, that because of it, the guest that ordered it refused the piece (so we reordered another one at no charge - it was scratched before he even picked it up)
And this one is a full view of the table. The legs are 32 1/2, and then there are 2-1x2's that the legs are attached to, so this piece sits at about 34 1/2 inches high (maybe slightly more) there is room on the bottom of the legs that I can cut off a few inches, but I am waiting until I get the framing done to see how much I want to cut off (if any) and I'm sure I'll take off atleast an inch or so, so that I can use it with my desk chair.


Kim Bush said...

Awesome Honey!! I can't wait to see what you create :) You go girl!

Kim B

Carole N. said...

Oh my gosh, Amanda. I can't believe you made this table. I LOVE it. You talented girl you. LOL
It's lovely and I hope every hour you spend at it....crafting or eating is filled with love and laughter.
Thanks for sharing.

ABritsWife said...

You are amazing girl! great job.

Annalise said...

Wow Amanda, you should be proud of yourself! This is awesome...I can barely put Ikea furniture together alone nevermind constructing the whole thing! Very nice work!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! You have done amazing!!!

ramonafl4 said...

great job on the table

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow Amanda. You did a great job. I love your table. That's what I'd call recycling.

Carol P

Anonymous said...

You did a great job! What a deal you got too...enjoy!


JenE said...

Wow, great job Amanda!

Anonymous said...

Great work! Nice looking, sturdy, cleans up easily and inexpensive - what more could a girl want?

Dee Q.

Heather in FL said...

How clever of you! I'm totally not the kind of person to see a piece of counter and think to get stair spindle legs and make a table out of it. You did a great job on what you've done so far! And SO nice of your boss to let you have that piece for such a steal.

Anonymous said...

I love your table, it's so cute and you are so lucky to have that.

Scrappin turtle

Cindy Marchant said...

Wow what an awesome table that you made! You did a good job and this will be nuch a nice working surface for you.

Anonymous said...

your createtivity knows no bounds.

Sheri said...

Love your table Amanda!!!!! You're such a creative woman!!

Anonymous said...

I love your table. You did a great job. Enjoy it! You are so creative.
Gale M.

Janet Peterson said...

You are very innovative, Amanda. It is great...Janet P

mommyto3bugs said...

Nicely done!! Doesn't it feel good when a project comes together AND you can say, "I did it all myself!!"??

I love the cherry stain on the legs of the table- it goes nicely with the wood inlay. Nice of your boss to give you such a great deal on it!

Best of luck to you, Amanda!! It's all coming together! Keep your chin up and know you are strong!! AND you have an awesome scrapbooking/dining table!!

~Christina~ said...

WHOO HOO!!! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great table and really nice job!Mary

KimJ said...

Love the table...beautiful job!