My Little Bathroom Table

I saw this little table on Pinterest and knew I had to have one. 

inspirationI also knew I probably would not be able to find one that I could buy. And who needs to buy one when you have a sweet husband that like to build things and has some scrap wood that he can use to build me a free one?!

What do ya think?

 

DiY bathroom table I am going to attempt to tell you how we made it. It really wasn’t hard and didn’t take long at all. My pictures are all after shots. I was helping to build and didn’t think about pictures. 

Whatcha Need

  • 1 1 x 6 or 2 x 6 board  
  • Saw (we used a circular saw but you can use a hand saw)
  • Sand paper
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Paint and brush

Putting It All Together

1) Decide how big you want the table to be. How tall do you want it to be and how wide (from side to side) do you want the shelves to be. 

In the next steps, Lowe’s and Home Depot will cut the board for you to size. Show them these pictures and they will have a better idea of what you are asking for. 

2) Cut 4 boards for the shelves (if you want 2 shelves) Honestly, you could use one wider board for the shelf. Then you would only have to cut 2 shelf boards. Remember, we were using what we had on hand. 

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3) To make the legs, first cut the board to the length the legs are going to be. Then rip (cut the board from top to bottom) into 4 lengths. 

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4) For the shelf bracing, rip a piece that is as deep as a shelf (the two shelf boards put together) and about 2 inches wide. Rip it to make is thinner. 

IMG_06985) Sand to make the wood smooth. Easier to do before you put it together.

6) Place 2 shelf boards side by side and lay the brace across it. Nail into place. Do this on both ends of the shelf. 

IMG_06997) Decide where you want the shelves to go on the legs and mark with pencil. We wanted the top shelf to drop a couple of inches down the leg. This is all really up to you. 

8) Nail the legs in place. To make this easier and to keep the wood from splitting, MM first drilled a small hole for the nail to go into through both the leg and the side of the shelf. I was helping to hold everything so he could nail. 

9) Our table was wobbly because it wasn’t square. MM used a corner wall to square it up. He laid it on its side, got it as square as possible and added the second nails to sturdy it up a bit. It still wobbles some, but I like it that way.

IMG_070010) Paint and distress.

11) Add pretty things to it.

IMG_0702I found this bowl at Goodwill for $5.

IMG_0704It has its dinks, that make it look old.  

IMG_0705Another dink. 

IMG_0706It also has a small lip for pouring. 

IMG_0707This is stamped into the bottom. Not sure what the emblem is.

IMG_0708I also found this jar at Goodwill (but a different store) for .99 cents. Someone etched it, but I took it off. I’m going to fill it with soaps. 

IMG_0710A yard sale find from years ago. It used to be at the back door and held keys. Soon it will hold flowers. 

IMG_0695That’s my little bathroom table. It would also make a cute nightstand or end table. It would look good on the porch with plants, too. So many ways to use it! 

I am so thankful to God for the talent and skills He has given to MM. This table will be used as a reminder to thank Him daily for what He has given us talent and skill wise. 

What talent or skills has He given you? What in your house reminds you to thank God for them? I’d love to hear!

Jayne

For more projects I have in mind for MM to do, be sure to check out my Projects For My Hubby board on Pinterest.

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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4 Responses to My Little Bathroom Table

  1. pattisj says:

    My bathroom isn’t big enough to add a table, but I like the looks of it. Nice accessories you found, too.

    • Jayne says:

      haha Mine is barely big enough. I figure since the kids are rarely home any more it will be ok in there. And Thanks! I am rather fond of my new treasures. lol

  2. you and MM did a fine job….

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