When I started the keeping room makeover, I hadn’t really planned for it to be our tv room, but Richard convinced me to give it a try. The furniture we had in there wasn’t really good for slouching in front of the tv, so we swapped things around and moved in Richard’s recliner and the love seat, along with the dresser converted into a tv stand.
The space is really small cozy and there isn’t a lot of room for much else, but we needed a small table between the recliner and the fireplace. I decided to challenge myself and create a diy accent table from whatever I already had on hand.
Here is what I started with:
I needed to raise the height of the bucket slightly, so I looked through my stash for inspiration. I cut a section off three table legs and attached them to a round wooden cheese board. Those table legs are left over from the coffee table I have used for parts for the French style bookcase, the easel chalk board, and the message center. There is still enough left over on those legs for another project or two. I have gotten a lot of mileage out of that coffee table, haven’t I?!
I didn’t want to drill holes in the bucket in case I ever want to use it for a planter again, so I attached the base with E6000 adhesive. Then primed and painted…
Then distressed and glazed and coated with clear spray varnish. Oops, no pics of those steps.
But what about a table top? I found particle board and glass tops from one of those wobbly three-legged tables at a yard sale. The particle board was too rough to paint, so I covered it with burlap cut from a coffee sack. Because I wanted the stripe off-center, the fabric was just barely wide enough to cover the edges of the table. I hot glued it around the edge, then to protect it from fraying, I also glued two rows of rope to the edge.
I screwed wedges of wood to the back of the table top to prevent it from sliding around. Not attaching the top to the bucket will enable us to lift it off and access storage. Those other holes are from the metal brackets that held the wobbly legs.
The glass top will protect the burlap.
I’m not entirely pleased with this diy accent table, but it will work for now. I think it’s the base that is throwing me off- maybe it’s too big? What do you think? Oh, and guess what- that plant is real! And I’ve managed to keep it alive for a couple of weeks now, a new record!