quick diy: midcentury style end table

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today i’m coming at ya with another quick diy: living room edition! i am constantly searching for my next home project, even when i feel like there isn’t another inch of space in my apartment for a new piece. and truthfully my beautiful new home is a touch on the smaller side but where there is a desire to make there is a way to squeeze in another project!

my living room, out of all of the spaces, needs the most help in my apartment. while there are some good things about it, the space is really a mix of hand me down and mix matched pieces. the scheme i am trying to go with is a mix of blacks and greys with silver and white accents, peppered in with some warmer wood tones. i think it could look pretty good but we’re about a third of the way there. my next big projects are to get a different ottoman, a new coffee table for the space (i’m a little lost what would be best in that space right now) and a slipcover for that ugly purple hand-me-down sofa. id buy a new sofa but things are tight for a young twenty-something starting her career….

anyway! i was in need of a another side table for the room and shopped around for a bit. i currently have this accent table and wanted the next to complement it in some way. i had one from target that was a contender (don’t see it online anymore *sad face*) but i wasn’t confident shelling out close to $100 – not to mention i do like taking the diy route. i already had a circular wood top from a project that i never got around to and thought that i could simply add some nice legs and my problems would be solved!


to make a similar table, here’s what you’ll need:

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ultimately the most time consuming part was waiting for the stain and spray paint to dry but the actual construction was just minutes. this is such a great option if you need a cute table real quick! i’m happy with it and helps my living space feel a little more complete.

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what do you think? would you try this diy for your space?

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  • Reply Valerie 08/18/2016 at 11:35 am

    This is too great! Maybe I’ll make one when I have my own apartment…

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