With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze.
Being a tad cramped for space, I took the pallet wood coffee table apart first, and gained some new wood in exchange.
I just LOVE change-my-mind furniture.
This little metal framed table topped with plywood was the perfect candidate. I either landed this thing on the curb or by a dumpster, I don’t remember. But it’s been in storage for some time. It’s just too stinkin’ heavy to lug around so I never used it in the yard.
But it’s perfect for up here.
So you see those 2x4s from the coffee table? I cut them down to size…
… and attached them to the top, by flipping the table upside down on them, then screwing in from the bottom.
The world’s easiest real wood topped side table revamp ever.
One day I may even have a fire with it! (Who am I kidding…)
Now, I’m uncertain if it was because of the type of wood or maybe my miter saw blade is dull, but the finish the cut left on the coasters was like I had varnished them. Shiny and everything. Anyone know why I was blessed with this fluke?!
Some fresh cut purple hydrangeas from the back yard earned centre stage for colour. Aren’t they amazing?
And in case you were wondering. the black metal frame will not get repainted. It’s rusty in some areas, colourful in others, but most of it’s chippy black. I couldn’t achieve that finish if I tried, so why ruin a good thing I say.
Such a wonderfully cool little side table that works so well with the pallet chair!
Now… let’s see how it performs with the laptop…
Seriously!!!! This instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters for the patio is perfect! Adding tiny casters to the feet would be helpful too, so I’ll be on the lookout.
As for that coffee? It was my son’s Vanilla Biscotti. I just poured it for the photoshoot… but man it smelled great…
But… right.. I’m working on something else too, so I really should just… that coffee… I…