I used her plans for the inspired Pottery Barn low activity table. Here are Ana's plans.
Here is mine - total cost was $70 in wood, and $30 in the caster wheels. $8 in paint. So $108 total.
Here is Pottery Barns: $380.
I started my building on Sunday...I love to build!!!! Very therapeutic and I am in love with the smell of fresh cut wood.
Here are my table legs coming around.
The whole side .
Ahhh - it's looking like a table!
Oh - and my new favorite toy!!! It's a Kreg Jig! Oh - I love it - makes a fabulous sturdy table - and minimal amount of work. Love it!
I get so excited when all my joints line up.
The braces are in for the table top.
Sigh....and on to the painting. Have I mentioned my hatred of painting..I primed the table, then on to the real coat of paint. Take one.....
Hmmm....It was a FAIL....Looked liked plum.
One of the drawers.
Another drawer...color was BAD.
Before I get into the final project. My painting mis-hap. First coat - was like plum like. Then the next color was a really plain light brown....yuck! So I spoke with my mom...and she recommended a Rustolium paint - it is Kola in a Semi-Gloss.
So - then we painted it...Next day - so excited to go down and see it. It is crackled...sigh...so I sanded it lightly trying to make is smooth before the next coat went on. I went upstairs, and my husband got the sand paper, and went I came down - there was a patch of white - and the paint was peeling. So - we spent all Saturday stripping, and sanding...but it was for the best. It turned out great - a day later than I wanted - ok about 5 days later than I wanted. But - here you go!
Do you like those white shelves in the backgound - I made those too - you can find them here
Here is my little man..yes he is wearing Christmas pj's and it is march...What do you want from me :)
We put the caster wheels on it - so he can push them in and out. Highly recommend them - the kids couldn't come close to pulling them out without them. Warning - it is expensive!!!
No lie - it was about 30 seconds after we brought the table in - Mikey climbed right on top - sat down like he owned the place. It's his new jungle gym - but at least it is close to the ground and sturdy - right!
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