Yesterday I found this amazing dining table at the thrift store for a mere–OMG– $24!!!
Yes, $24. I know….STEAL… It’s heavy, too!
What’s even better is that is was exactly what I was looking for!
Because I want to cut this table in half.
(UPDATE: CLICK HERE to see how I dissected this table and then stenciled it!)
Before you freak out, let me explain why:
So the 30-Day June Room Challenge is underway. We are officially on Day #10! I’ve been working my butt off in my laundry room (read the last laundry room update). Anyhow, remember these base cabinets in my laundry room?
(UPDATE: My laundry room is now done!!! CLICK HERE to see my pretty little laundry room makeover now!!)
I removed them because I want a table in there that I can store laundry baskets underneath. Something like this is what I have in mind:
Usually our dirty laundry looks like this all over the floor. Although I have a couple laundry baskets, I want something more organized and hidden underneath so that it doesn’t overflow into my line of vision. Annnnddd it would be nice to walk through without tripping on some kid’s Lightening McQueen undies. 🙂
So my husband surprised me when he mentioned that I could “cut a table in half” and prop it up against the wall (how in the heck did he know about that design idea? And why didn’t I think of that??)
I was inspired!
I mean, I could just build my own, but who wants to go buy tons of wood and supplies for this? Plus, cutting a table in half would give me storage underneath, but also allow me to adjust the depth of the table from the wall.
I liked how this blogger put the two pieces side by side to extend the length along the wall. That’s what I want to do with that table.
Hubby’s suggestion….along with this cut-up bench….led me to want to create something like this for my laundry room, with laundry baskets underneath:
Luckily, this table I bought is one of those tables that separates in the middle where a leaf is supposed to go. So, there really wouldn’t be any cutting, I guess (unless the screws are stubborn). Just the removal of the connectors that are holding it together!
And since I will want to raise the table higher (to counter height), I’m considering adding these unfinished legs on to the bottom somehow:
SEE HOW THIS TABLE TURNED OUT ON THIS UPDATED POST ABOUT MY LAUNDRY ROOM! 🙂
Oh, and I also found this trash can with the hidden can inside! Too bad there was only one!!! It was about $24 ( a little pricey, but still the perfect thing I was looking for!). Who says it has to be used for trash?? I’m going to paint it inside and out, and use it for additional dirty clothes storage! I can also try to use it as a template and build 3 of them under my new table!
Okay, I usually don’t do this….giving you sneak peaks like this…..but I can’t save all the details until the end of the month for a final reveal. I’m about to burst at the seams because I’m so excited that my laundry room is FINALLY coming together!
Well…after lots of spackling and sanding until it looked as hazy as a sand-storm in my laundry room…..(NOTE TO SELF: Where a shower cap when sanding)….
…..I have been able to turn my crack-house walls where the old wallpaper pulled of the drywall……
Into this so far!!! ….I’m happy to report that we’ve got PAINT, baby! And the prettiest shade of pinkish purple lavender I could custom mix! (bad cell phone pics)
The cabinets above are still dark brown inside, and I’ll be painting those tonight, along with the ceiling and trim.
And TOMORROW the SnapStone porcelain tile is being delivered! All 28 boxes of them. I’ve taken off from my “day job” on Thursday to start with the installation. Seriously, WISH ME LUCK because I have no idea what I’m doing. Crossing fingers you don’t see me on the cover of “DIY Failures” with cracked, crooked, broken tiles all under my feet! LOL
Have you found any awesome scores from the thrift store lately? Leave a comment below and share!