Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hey everyone...It's Amy from Coffee, Crafts & Cupcakes! I just recently remodeled my craft room/office and thought I would share with you my super easy DIY craft table.
You can find lots of creative ideas on Pinterest so a lot of my inspiration came from there as well as Ana White. I showed this project to my husband and asked if he could make it for me. We changed it up a bit and decided to use the 9x9 cube bookshelves from Target or Fred Meyers and then create a table top for it. I waited for the shelves to go on sale and bought two in white. I like to stand and work at my table as well as sit so these might be a bit high for some but they were the perfect height for my needs- they are 36 inches high.
Once the shelves were assembled my hubby went to Home Depot and had a piece of wood cut for the top. It was pretty pricey around $65.00 but we didn't want a flimsy piece. I decided at a table top size of 36 inches by 46 inches. He sanded it and then we painted it white. Instead of screwing/ nailing the table top to the shelves we used heavy duty Velcro to stick the table top to the shelves. This way when we have company come over I can remove the table top and push everything to side for a guest room.
For a protective top I thought about glass but we didn't want to spend a fortune on a custom cut piece...trying to create this table without going broke! We went to Lowe's and decided on a product similar to plexiglass. There are draw backs to this- it will show every scratch and any sort of blemish or damage but it is easier to work on than the actual wood top plus I didn't want the paint all scratched up. We had it cut to the proper size and the table is all finished up.
You can't see it in the pictures but I also purchased a bar stool that was on sale at Fred Meyers for $59.99. I think Frey Meyers is a Pacific Northwest store just in case you've never heard of it and thought I was speaking gibberish. :)
I think the total for the whole craft table project probably came to around $200.00 and the stool was $59.99.
Here are a few photos...