|A closeup of my most recent creation.|
Has anyone else noticed the sawhorse tables are everywhere?
|via Southern Living|
|via FunkyJunk Interiors|
Now that is good idea!
I personally really like them, I think they are functional in most spaces, can be used as a desk or a dining table...they can be modified easily, wood on top, glass on top, zinc top, marble top....you get the idea:)
Well recently, during a friend/client install/zhush (a very rushed, need to have this done because we are having a party in a couple hours zhush.) I looked around the corner of the driveway and saw some sawhorses....I had an AhHAH moment, if ever there was one. The next conversation went something like this.
I ran inside and said...."Are you using those Sawhorses for anything?"
"Well, we were going to use it for the canoe, but as you can see..."
I interrupted the thought (this is a friend and I can do rude things like that!) And said "I just found your table."
The reaction was, "I thought we were using the other one."
"Well, I just found a better option, Trust me."
"you know we have a party in a few hours, but I trust you."
Thank goodness for friends/clients that trust, because I was able to pull it off, and it is FABULOUS!!!! A beautiful table for $26!!!! $26 you ask...no way. Yes, way!!!! and the money is in the top. It looked like this when I bought it.
|Hollow Core Door from Lowes $26|
|Voila!!!! Table for 6 or 8|
2 hours before guests were to arrive, I decided to paint it. There was doubt in everyone's eyes. First I mixed leftover wall paint with water to get a whitish base, and then I went over it with leftover black paint mixed with water. All with a rag. It totally goes with the real worn sawhorse bases.
|Here is me saying |
"Um, yeah...I just finished this 2 hours ago...please remember to use a coaster:)"
What is great about this table, is that it will double as a desk. The cool black leather chair on the side will be behind it, and a lamp(s) will be added on the side. Versatility at it's best!
It really adds to the rustic/chic vibe we are going for in the space.
Most out of the box retailers have created some version of the sawhorse legs and table from under $50 to A couple thousand.
|via Williams and Sonoma $1350|
|via Amazon.com $45|
|via Ikea $39.99|
|14 plans for Sawhorses|
Oh, and FYI I am on the rerun of Nate again today. My 5 minutes of fame has been extended to 10!