It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, which means it’s time for a round-up of repurposed, recycled and/or reused projects. Sometimes, ideas just come to me for our monthly collaboration and, other times, I really struggle with coming up with a project. This was in the latter group. I have lots of half-finished projects around the house, yet I wasn’t really excited about finishing any of those. So, what does the sane person do? Why start another project of course. =)
Let me just say that this is a super simple project.
A few years ago, we went to Ikea (the closest one is 8+ hrs away) and bought a few Lack Tables.
We’ve used them around the house in many different ways. At one time, they were our nightstands in the master, stacked on top of each other. They became a bookcase of a sort and then, finally, we used one in Greyson’s room as his nightstand.
Ignore the “DIY: Firetruck Lamp” on the photo… this gal was too lazy to search for a photo without writing.
Anyways, in photos the Lack table looks ok, but in person it was way too big for the size of his bed. So, we decided to modify that table to make a floating nightstand.
The table is square so we cut it a little over the middle. We used a jigsaw and it worked like a charm.
Once we had it cut, we put “L brackets” or Lowe’s calls them “Corner Braces” on the bottom of the cut side.
From there, we attached them to the wall.
We may or may not add legs to the shelf in the future. It is definitely sturdy enough for a book and decor item, but we have a bouncing toddler in there, so we will see. But, overall its a great improvement over what we had and it only cost $3.40 out of pocket. Yay.
Are you ready to see what the other ladies did this month?