If you are reading this post today….I’m here at Haven (the blogging conference).
If you are reading this post on Friday at 10:00 am….I’m about to speak.
I think I’m ready.
I mean….I have a kind of funny story to start off with and I brought the most amazing pair of earrings and I bought some new red lipstick and my toes are painted with the cutest pink polish.
Oh….and I figured out what I’m going to say about how to build your blog.
Now….if I could just get my knees to stop shaking….it just might work out.
I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
Before I left for Haven I created this table on a budget.
I’m talking…..a real budget.
Like $12.88 kind of budget.
Can you even believe it?
This table started out life as a picture frame and a Wal-Mart table…..
…..and ended with “happily ever after.” 🙂
Here’s how I made it:
DIY Side Table
$12.88 side table from Wal-Mart (you can find it in the furniture section)
2 square picture frames
small length of chain
2 x 2 board
black spray paint
Step 1: Cut 2 x 2’s to fit
Measure distance between bottom of the two table legs.
Cut two 2 x 2’s to fit space.
Attach 2 x 2 between the two table legs with screws.
Here’s a close-up of the 2 x 2’s.
The idea is to create two square sides.
Step 3: Prepare picture frames
Remove glass and backing from picture frames until just the square remains.
Step 4: Attach hooks
Attach a hook to the center of each side of the picture frame.
Step 5: Attach eyes
Attach an eye to each of the four sides of the square side of the table.
Make sure to measure to find the center of each side.
Step 6: Attach chain
Cut a length of chain to fit between the eye and the hook on each side.
Adjust the chain so it is taut.
Spray paint the chain, eyes, hooks and 2 x 2’s black.
It’s such an easy project.
And I was so happy that it turned out just like I pictured it.
Here’s hoping the speech does too. 🙂