Friday, January 26, 2018

Under the Couch Side Table Makeover

I have a super easy makeover coming
at 'cha today-

an under the couch
side table makeover!

table, side table, under the couch table

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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 tv side table* here.)
I don't even remember why I bought it.
It's not my style at all.

Fast  forward a few years.
We've needed some end tables
in our living room for a while now.
We don't have anywhere to sit our drinks
or pizza for movie night.
So I've been casually looking around.

 In The Nester's last 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.
I just didn't like the way it looked.

So I went out to the wood shop,
aka my hot mess garage.
I found a piece of scrap wood that was already 
stained for another project
that fit the table legs perfectly.

black and decker screwdriver

I undid the screws underneath the table with
(This thing is awesome.  It has storage in the top for 
all of the bits.)
The old table top came off very easy!

Instead of the bolts that came with the table,
I used wood screws* to attach
the new top to the table legs.

side table, leather couches, table for living room

And that's it.

side table, living room, books, magnolia

I may spray paint the legs at some point.

leather couches, side table, vintage suitcases, drop cloth pillows

But done is better than perfect,
so we are happily using the table as is!

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!  :)

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

I guess the moral of the story is to look around your home
to see if you have items or
furniture that can be made over
into what you want!!


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

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

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

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


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