Almost daily, I yammer at Paul about a new DIY project I've cooked up. Almost weekly, I decide to follow through on the project. And almost monthly do we actually complete one of these projects.
I had seen the coolest DIY desk ever on For Me, For You a few weeks ago and from there, found a link to this pretty wood coffee table. They looked so easy and so stylish. TWO CHECK PLUSES. I hopped on board right away and ordered hairpin legs.
Two weeks later, the hairpin legs arrived. A week after that, Paul finally had a day off and I wasn't dying of a fever. So I got Paul excited about a trip to Home Depot. This is how the discussion went :
e : Okay babe, ready?
p : Yep.
e : Oh, we should measure the current table one more time.
p : Really? You actually want to buy the wood this trip? I thought we were just buying the screws.
e : What?! No. How are we going to build the table today with just screws and legs?
p : Oh, we're building the table today? You still want to do that?
e : YES.
p : Oh.
But seriously. Paul is exactly who I need in my corner when I attempt missions like this. Otherwise I end up with the wrong size screws and holes in the floor. A quick call to my dad about how stain works and we were back from Home Depot with everything we needed.
We measured, drilled and screwed on the legs first then flipped it over and stained it according to the directions on the can. I am in serious LOVE with the stain color. And staining in general. I sort of need a deck or wood planter or something to go wild on next.
But yay! A new little coffee table. And you might also notice... a new rug! And it all matches sort of coordinates with our new/old trunk! I have been working on a big living room redo and will hopefully share photos next week.