Sunday, July 12, 2009

My latest mistreatment...

A while back, I rearranged our living room just a bit. Everything had been in the same place ever since we have lived in this house (10 years), so I thought it was time to try something new. The only problem was, that with the new arrangement, the couch had to be pulled out from the wall to center it. That left about an 18" space that needed to be filled. Now of course I would have loved to have gone down to my local shee-shee-poo-poo furniture store and bought something, but, well, I'm too frugal (and my wallet too empty) for that, so I got creative.

I made the base out of an old aquarium stand that has been sitting in my parents' garage for, oh, at least 28 years. Normally Mom and I would stand and shake our heads with our lips pursed in contempt for Dad's pack-ratting, but in this case, it paid off for me! The stand was just the right height. All it needed was a solid top. For that, I used a piece of plywood that hubby had laying in our garage. A few measurements and cuts and I had a sofa table!


The table cloth is one I had in the linen closet, the lamp- $9 from Wally World, and the rest I had around the house. It fills the space just perfectly.

Don't forget Kimba's DIY Day Party!

8 comments:

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Why buy what you can make do? Great job! It is sooooo something I would have done, too!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

I love creative ways to make sofa tables! I once had a client who made one out of giant old speakers from her garage :)

Becky said...

Sneaky ... I mean CLEVER. Very clever. And no one will ever know unless they read your blog :)

Carrie said...

Sofa tables always look so good! Guess I'm gonna have to get me one...I love it!

Nancy said...

Very resourceful! It turned out great!

Nancy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Clever girl!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Looks awesome and so creative! Love it!

Anna See said...

Great job! I could use one of these!