When it comes to furnishing my new home, I like to find unique pieces. Often times, I like to make them. From pillows and curtains, to decorative signs and decor, I've made quite a few already. Here's how I made this wood post table:
I like to look for things in nature or things that might've been discarded and try to create something beautiful or useful out of them. I hate wasting anything!
When we designed our wood wall, I made sure to save all the cut-off triangles left over from the boards. Wasn't exactly sure what I would do with them, but knew there was a project waiting for me.
I decided to puzzle them together to create a pattern. I dry-fit them first, then glued in place. They weren't perfect and I was ok with that!
Gene found some old posts on a job site he knew I would love...whattaguy! He cut them down to size, so I could make a small table.
I would use a portion of the patterned wood piece I created to cover the top of the post. I displayed it like this for awhile until I got another idea to add some metal corner brackets to it.
I couldn't find the size I wanted so Gene cut those down to size and drilled some holes.
I must've spent a good half hour at Lowe's trying to figure out what kind of bolts or screws I wanted. I settled on brass, because I thought the contrast would be a bit different than what you usually see. Also, the color went well with the gold chairs it would be placed in between.