After moving the chair from the bedroom to the living room, I ended up with a lone chair without an accent table. Not a big deal if I’m just going to sit there with nothing in my hands, but how often do I find myself without a drink in hand? Weekend mornings with a cup of coffee or evenings with a glass of wine.
I’d been scouring different online stores for nice, affordable accent tables, but came up empty. I wanted something different, but ‘different’ meant $$$. I thought maybe I’d check out neighborhood garage sales, but I really don’t like wasting my precious weekend mornings driving from place to place looking for something people may not be selling. Finally, I opted to make my own. I just need the materials, and preferably something we have at home. Wrought iron – nope, cut glass – nope, bamboo – we got tons of that in the yard, left over limestone from the backyard reno – that may work. So I decided that July 4th weekend would be the day I’d attempt to make my bamboo limestone accent table.
As I’m sitting in the chair, I look around the living room and see the pair of candle sticks next to the fireplace, and think to myself – these candle sticks sure look like a supportive base for a small table…
It’s just missing a top. What can I use for a top? Can’t be anything too heavy, and the limestone is just that – heavy.
My eyes land on the numerous picture frames I’ve got scattered around the living room. Picture frames are light weight!
Voila! (or ‘Walla’ as some internet posters would proudly proclaim)
A little bit of gorilla glue, and I’ve got myself a unique (and free) accent table!
Now I have to figure out how to occupy my time during July 4th weekend…