Upcycled Wood and Metal Accent Table

Upcycled Target Table

 

I have another super simple DIY for you again this week! Maybe I need to change the name of my blog to Lazy DIY. Ha! Do you remember when I gave our porch a makeover last fall? I used this little table that I bought at Target for $9.98. I spray painted the top white and the base gold. 

 

Target Table

 

Well, after about six months on the front porch this happened. 

 

Table Before

 

Turns out the particle board top couldn’t take the outdoor elements. Yeah, I kinda saw that coming. I mean, it’s particle board. Since I’ve been spending a lot of time on the porch lately in this awesome weather (hallelujah!) I’ve been subjected to the total grossness of that table top. I mean, seriously, it looks like something is growing underneath the surface. I had to do something about it. I had decided to use the jigsaw to cut a new wood top but then I remembered I already had an old wood table top! AND IT WAS ROUND! What what!

 

Cougar Town

By the way, if you don’t watch this show you’re missing out on some GREAT one-liners. Just sayin’.

Anyway, the makeover was so simple. I just flipped the table over, unscrewed the old top and placed the base on the underside of the new top. Then I measured to be sure it was in the center, marked where the screws would go with a sharpie, and then attached the new top to the base with some brass screws.

 

Table Before

 

Upcycled Target Table

 

Brass Screws for Wood

 

Upcycled Target Table

 

Upcycled Wood and Metal Table

Upcycled Table from Target

 

Upcycled Table from Target

 

Upcycled Wood and Metal Table

 

Wood and Metal Table

 

 

Okay,  I know not everyone just happens to have an old table top lying around but if you bought one of these tables when they were at Target, you could go with my original plan of cutting a top with a jigsaw, or maybe scout a thrift store for an old table with a removable top.

Not only did I salvage this table but I turned it into something we can use in the house instead of the front porch. It’s too cute to get destroyed by the weather!

Where I’m linking up this week! Liz Marie Blog / My Repurposed Life / Tiny Sidekick / The DIY Dreamer / DIY Showoff / Work it Wednesday / Life in Velvet / Migonis Home

 

stephanie

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Sheryll & Critters. says

    I am so in love with your pup…… he so reminds me of my darling ‘Sir Galahad’. I miss that boy so much.

    A puppy (to me any age) is the makings of a home…… if you don’t have one, you really don’t have a cozy home. Please to those that don’t… forgive me, it is just the way I feel.

    • stephaniemkent@yahoo.com says

      I agree with you Sheryll! I think furry babies really make a house a home! I’m sorry about your little guy, it’s never easy to lose a pet.

    • stephaniemkent@yahoo.com says

      Thanks so much! I love it when I can re-purpose something rather than get rid of it.

    • stephaniemkent@yahoo.com says

      Hi Katie! Thanks so much for hosting! Yeah, Cougar Town is one of my favorites. So funny!

  2. Shirley says

    When I first looked at the picture I thought that the stand was made from a tomato cage. I was really a surprise. I love it.

    • stephaniemkent@yahoo.com says

      Thanks so much Shirley! You know, a tomato cage might actually work, now that I think about it. I may have to try that!

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