|My DIY Side Table made from a sheet of aluminum.|
I recently ran across the Pinterest Challenge at YoungHouseLove. The idea is that you actually attempt to make something that you've pinned on Pinterest. The Pinterest Challenge is actually hosted by YoungouseLove along with three other blogs: BowerPower, Ana-White and House of EarnestI joined Pinterest a few weeks ago but I haven't pinned too much. I've been too busy making frames and lamps and wracking my brain for other ideas to entertain you on this blog. But the Pinterest Challenge inspired me.
Here are my inspirational pins or more accurately my aspirational pictures:
I love this Jonathan Adler Nixon End Table
And this Flowers side table by Horchow.
|Cloverleaf Aluminum Sheet by M-D Building Products|
|Red Oak Wood Veneer from Home Depot|
|DIY Metal Side Table - Version 1|
|Table Making Supplies - wood circle (I've already painted silver at this point), stapler, wood glue, wood veneer, spray paint and wood screws.|
|I used a jigsaw to cut out two circles from this board to create the table top and bottom.|
|Stapling the aluminum sheet to the wood circle. I stapled the aluminum sheet all |
the way around the wood circle. Then I used a wood screw to further secure the
ends of the aluminum sheet. You could probably get by without the screws.
|Applying the painted wood veneer|
|New side table - for some reason this pattern does not photograph very well. |
|Table is the perfect height to drop things on as you walk in the door.|
Now after all that, I'm not sure about the red. I like it but I don't love it.
I think the only solution is to go buy this
|MD Products Union Jack Aluminum Sheet|