So “I” made my own. And I’m kind of too impatient to write real tutorials anymore. So this is just to show you what we (my Dad & I) did, but not really a how-to. Mmk?
When I lived in the rental, I used my existing sofa table behind the couch and it served its purpose just great.
In our new house, the way the living room is setup, I don’t have light close to the couch or anywhere to set a beverage besides having to lean all the way forward to the coffee table. I tried dragging our current table behind the couch to set lamps on but it just looked really funny because it was so little.
Enter the next best thing, build one!
I pinned a few ideas for a table but figured it’d be a while before I could get around to talking my Dad into helping me build it. Well, enter a boring rainy 4th of July holiday weekend and we had before us a perfect project day!
The best part about this whole thing is my Dad had almost all the supplies. I bought some new primer and paint and that was it! It’s beyond nice having a Handy Dad!
I picked out some good pieces of angle iron from his stash and happened to find one perfect piece of wood in the wood pile.
I based my idea off of this design.
He was the brains behind the operation and I helped where I could. His welding skills brought this idea to life!
“Buzz, your girlfriend. Woof!” Name that movie.
That is paint or something in the mask. Not doo doo or chocolate (unfortunately).
“You look like the Fourth of July!” Name that movie.
Testing the fit. Since my Daddy did it, it’s perfect!
Yeah, I wasn’t in the best gear for grinding.
Securing the wood piece.
Now let her dry!
Hauling her home. I was a wee bit excited!
I couldn’t get a good picture of it behind the couch for obvious reasons, but here she is in front of the chalkboard wall on full display. (For after pictures only, not her final resting place although I do love it there!)
I LOVE IT.
My clearance Target lamps are perfect for it!
Sidenote: 1) I am awful at window pictures. 2) I have got to do something with my drop cloth curtains. I originally bought them to paint stripes. Their current blandness is driving me insane-asylum-crazy.
It is so useful. I love having the lamps next to the couch. I don’t care for overhead lighting if I can use a lamp so these little babies are glowing pretty every night.
Thanks again to my awesome Dad for putting up with my never ending ideas! You’re the man!