Karen blogs at Flimsy Pi. Lately she’s needed a small table for her reading room, but when she couldn’t find the size of table she was looking for, Karen decided to use materials on hand to make one instead. That’s where some shutters Karen received from a friend came in.
Brett from Being Bianca shared this incredible table makeover at I Should Be Mopping the Floor. What she started out with was a basic console that had been sitting in her entryway for years, and Brett tells us, “I just couldn’t stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first.”
This table makeover was the brainchild of Melanie and Steffanie from Find it, Make it, Love it, who shared it at Fun, Cheap, or Free. Steffanie’s grandma was going to throw this hexagon side table out, but luckily her granddaughter saw potential.
At Crap I’ve Made, Char was shopping at the thrift store with her mom when they happened upon this teak table for a steal of a deal. It had great bones but needed a little love, or as Char puts it, “child labor.”
Over at Little House of Four, Katie wanted to build her own workbench for the garage. Since her husband comes across used wood pallets often in his work, pallets seemed to be the quickest and cheapest option for building the bench.
“I do my best shopping while I’m jogging through my neighborhood, apparently,” laughs Holly of McCall Manor. “This beauty was sitting in the gutter.” And guess what? It was a Pottery Barn Kids farmhouse table.
At The Happy Housie, Krista scored a little side table for two bucks at a garage sale! It definitely needed some work, but she knew she could turn this sad little table into something to be proud of.