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Thursday, March 30, 2017

DIY Metal Side Table

Hi y'all!  We have had a crazy couple weeks.  I tagged along with Sean to San Diego for a business trip and then took Mack to Texas for a week!  We had so much fun...

I think he might be the cutest toddler ever. :) #notbiasedatall A few weeks ago I did this DIY table and I love how it turned out!  I am always a sucker for a fast project that turns out better than expected!!

DIY Metal Side Table


Metal Laundry Basket*
Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint {Rustoleum}
Polyurethane Spray Paint
Stain {I did a 50/50 combo of Minawax Jacobean and Weather Oak}
Old Rags
Staple Gun

*  I found my laundry basket at Home Goods for $15.  To make sure your table is stable try to keep the diameter of your table about 2ish inches smaller than the you wood top you pick out.


1.  Spray paint your laundry basket or even a trashcan!   I had some before pictures of the laundry basket on my computer...  The computer that will currently not turn on, but thankfully, Tall Tan Man took a picture of it.  

Please don't call the police.  

Oh Mack loved that basket...  He was not too happy I made it into a table.  I did two coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze and when that was fully dry I added the polyurethane.  I allowed this to dry a full 24 hours before I put it within the reach of Mack.  

2.  Now stain the round board with your desired stain color.  {These} are found in the lumber section of Home Depot!  Once your stain has dried, spray it with the polyurethane.  

3.  Attach the top to the laundry basket with your staple gun.  This took no time and is super solid!


Oh how I love Starbucks iced coffee with two pumps of sf cinnamon dolce and light cream...  I also love that daffodils are so cheap and beautiful!

I'm hoping Mack {and I} get back on a normal schedule soon.  We are majorly on the struggle bus {like 3 iced coffees a day}...  Mack's crazy early morning wake up calls are killing me.  I don't think I will ever understand why babies can't just sleep when they are tired!!!


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  1. What a creative idea! I'm not sure I ever would have thought to turn a laundry basket into a side table. It turned out great though. I may need to attempt this myself... Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I love our side table, you did a great job!

  3. Very fun idea! You made it look like it came from a high end store. Visiting from Totally Terrific party.

  4. This looks so classy Leslie, and the staples were a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing. xx

  5. Oh, I have one of these laundry baskets that I don't use much. Time to find a wooden round... easy weekend project for the hubby!

    1. Please share yours if you make one! I'd love to see it!

  6. This is such a creative idea! I wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you at tonight's Funtastic Friday party. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this idea! I'll have to keep my eye out for metal laundry baskets now. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

  8. Leslie, Wow that is a very cute table. I love how light (not dense) it is. Great job. Sylvia D.

  9. What a super cute idea. Love it! I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  10. Love this! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's House we go link party - you will be featured tomorrow morning when the new party starts!

  11. So cute! I did one just like this a few years ago! So fun

  12. What a great idea. It turned out really cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. I love that! It matches your chair so well too. Nice job and thank you for the inspiration. I may have to make something similar for my outdoor patio space.


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