Franken-Table

16 Oct

Do you remember this cute little table that came home with me from a tag sale about a year ago for $10?  I took her home because she has nice legs.

side table before

Her proportions were a bit off from what I wanted, though.   Let me back up for a sec.  We don’t really have an entry way…  digging up a picture from before the bathroom makeover, this is the immediate view when you walk in the house.  (The living room is directly on the right.)  I’ve been searching for ways to ‘ground’ the pseudo-entry way a bit and add some personality.

entry way

A console table would be the perfect use of space, but all the console tables out there were too deep and completely blocked the flow.  What’s a girl to do??

table apart

If your answer was enlist Handy Dad’s help and make one, you are RIGHT!  Recognize those sexy legs?  Once I figured out the ideal size for the space, Handy Dad helped me work out a plan and get all the pieces ready.  We reused the legs and re-sized the dowels between the legs.

cut down piece

extended piece

Handy Dad was kind enough to cut a new top and side pieces for me before all his tools got packed up and put into storage before the move.  I’ve had the pile of console pieces sitting in a box for almost 2 months just waiting to be assembled.

console pieces

Thanks to my new friend Kreg ,

the new console table came together in an afternoon!  I’ve heard amazing things about the Kreg jig, but I have to say, it was easier to use than I expected.  The Kreg creates pocket holes that make joining 2 pieces of wood a cinch.

kreg holes

kreg assembly

Today, this once awkward wall

awkward wall

has a custom Frankenstein-ed console table built especially to fit.

wall after

Now my biggest dilemma is what color to paint little miss sexy-legs-franken-table my new creation.

franken table

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2 Responses to “Franken-Table”

  1. Handy Dad 10.16.2012 at 8:09 am #

    It came out great and fits the spot perfectly
    Handy Dad

  2. Jen 10.16.2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Amazing makeover–I barely recognize it! Since the living room is directly to the right, would you consider painting the tabletop to match that room, and leave the legs black? Is that crazy?

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