Welcome to Trashy Tuesday…..Not So Trashy around here today! I have kept to my promise and picked up NOT ONE piece of furniture this week. (I did pick up a few little Christmas odds and ends I found this morning at one of my Apartment Dumpster runs, but will save that for next week).
I have been in the process of detrashing my garage. Junque Yes. Trash non. One of my problems I encounter is not enough work surface space. I spread things out everywhere. Then have no landing spot for my stuff to go back to when I am finished with them for the day. Since I am On a Roll this week, see Just Add Wheels. I am sharing how to take a large, ugly old Dining table and make it into a fabulous Work Table that rolls!
I started with this table that was basically given to me by a friend who was having a clearing house of garage sale stuff. She gave me huge armfuls of decorative items for $5 if I would haul this table away. It sat in my garage for a bit until I could finally give it it’s proper makeover.
This is what you saw recently. The table is sort of incognito…
Are the wheels turning in your head?
I added some more scrap wood along the bottom, nothing fancy. I didn’t even bother screwing the middle pieces down, just secured them Gorilla Wood Glue (love this stuff) and loaded things on. I wanted the table to be a cheery, fun place to work, but I knew the top would get thrashed. I mixed one part CeCe Caldwell’s Emerald Isle Green with two parts Maine Harbor Blue (thanks Emma for that tip). It made this gorgeous, vibrant Turquoise.
I put long nails into one side of the table. I can never have enough brushes close at hand, now they are literally, right with me!
I was so excited about having a designated work space in my garage, with my car in there too!!! I went a little overboard and like a good school kid, laid out my “work” for the next day.
If you want to see more of my rolling work, check out my work bench on wheels I made from a Shipping Pallet!
Sharing my work at these industrious parties:
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