Monday, August 4, 2014

Toy Box Makeover

As Ellie gets bigger, so do all of the toys!  We have been updating her bedroom to a "almost big girl" room.  I found my old toy box in my parents basement, so decided to breath some new life into the 20 something toy box.
I had ordered some foil gold dots from JoAnn's a few weeks before I brought over the toy box, I had originally planned to put them on the walls in Ellie's room, however the foil dots were too thin they just never looked right.  I attended on returning them, however apparently JoAnn's requires all online orders to be mailed back, and they just never made it back in the mail. So perfect use on the toy box!

Ellie approves!

I knew I had an few other pictures with the toy box, but this is the only one I could find, see the toy box in the back on the left? 
I also like this picture - Ellie has my nose and lips :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

$80.00 Kitchen Table

We needed a new kitchen tables with some specific specifications. And also a specific price tag.  We looked all over the local furniture stores and the internet and being unable to find what we wanted, I decided to make my own.  And if I happen to find a table I like, this will work as a good work bench :)

I liked the industrial look, so I decided to go with pluming pipes.  I got the table assembled in one nap time, so it was a fast project.  It took longer to have the pipe cut and threaded at Home Depot. (see the shopping list below)
 I assembled the frame

Some of the pipes had writing on the sides so I had a can of silver spray paint so I gave the base a quick spray of silver to cover.  At some point I may want it to be black instead of silver - a little spray paint will do the trick. 

I held the plank together with a 2 by 1/2 and screws. 

Shopping List
1 – 3/4″x10′ black pipe
4 – 3/4″x6″ nipple $1.44/each
 4 – 3/4″ Floor Flange $3.14/each
 6 – 3/4″ Tee $2.08/each
4 – ¾’ x 10 nipple
4 – ¾ caps
Wood Cut list
 3 – 2x12x5′
1 piece of 2x12x16’ @ $33.57
2.5 by 2 in by ½ 3 piece
Pipe Cut list
1 – 3/4″ pipe 38″ long
 4 – 3/4″ pipe 20″ long
I stained the top with white wash that I had left over from the paneling makeover in the family room that I never used.  (that's a little good idea gone bad, I'll post later)