Friday, January 26, 2018

How to makeover a Side Table to go Under the Couch

Have you ever been kicked back on your couch watching Netflix and you need somewhere to set your Diet Mountain Dew?  Well then you need a Under the Couch Side Table 
How to Makeover a side table to go under the couch




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I have a super easy makeover coming at 'cha today- an under the couch side table makeover!


How to makeover an Ikea side table to be a farmhouse under the couch table


I've had a table sitting in my attic for ages.  I bought it from IKEA many years ago. So long, that it's not made anymore. (You can get a similar side table here.)  I don't even remember why I bought it since It's not my style at all.

Fast forward a few years and now we need end tables in our living room.  We don't have anywhere to sit our drinks or pizza for movie night.  In The Nester's post she talked about a slide under the sofa table that everyone should have in their home.  It hit me- I have a slide under the sofa table.  It was unused because I didn't like the way it looked.

Instructions for giving a side table a makeover

Undo the screws underneath the table with a roto bit screwdriver.  Remove screws and old tabletop.  


Use roto bit screwdriver to undo screws to remove old table top


In my wood shop, aka my hot mess garage,  I found a pre-stained piece of scrap wood, reclaimed from another project that fit the table legs perfectly.   It's like it was meant to be.  I used wood screws to attach the new top to the table bottom.  


Use a reclaimed piece of wood to makeover a side table


And that is it.  I have a newly refurbished table to set my book and drink on while relaxing on the couch!  


How to make over an under the couch side table for living room


It slides right underneath my couch.


How to make over an under the couch side table




How to make over an under the couch side table


This is a more accurate photo of what this table usually holds.  Thank goodness we have a place to keep ear buds and xbox controllers!  :)


How to make over an under the couch side table


I'm so happy with this table and that I didn't have to buy anything! 


How to make over an under the couch side table


So the next time you are looking for a piece of furniture like an Under the Couch Side Table, look around your home to see if you have items or furniture that can be turned into what you want!!


4 comments:

  1. This turned out great! I love the finish on the wood!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! That stain color is my favorite!

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  2. I love how you can move it around and use it at the couch!

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    1. It's been such a handy little table to have!!

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