Anyways, I have had this bare spot in my living room that has been asking me to put something from Pottery Barn there. Through much painstaking research I have decided that I wanted something like the Hyde Pottery Barn Console Table. Okay, not something like.... I wanted the Hyde Pottery Barn Console Table, but it also would cost $500.
Hahaha!! $500 for a console table. That's just ridiculous says my cheap, fugal self.
So I look at ebay and craigslist... nope, no one selling my dream table. And then a miracle happens.... I stumble across Ana White's blog. If you have not yet virtually met Ana White then you are missing out on life, my friend. Seriously, she has Pottery Barn knock offs, Pier One knock offs, knock offs of things I don't even know about and they are ALL beautiful.
Find the full build plan for the Hyde Console Table at Ana's Website.
This was my first building project so I was a little nervous. The Man was supportive, but I knew that he thought that I was going to ultimately destroy it.
Buutttt… I built it while he was at work. However, it was really interesting because I failed to think about things like wood clamps to hold the wood together but by the time he got home it looked good! This picture is how I improvised (it's a nursing skill).
When he got home he walked over to the table, wiggled it and it wobbled! My heart actually stopped and gave me this look like "I knew it!"
I replied, "It's left leg is sitting on a magazine."
He says, "You did that on purpose, didn't you."
I said, "Uh, yep." (nope!)
He removed the magazine and that baby was solid as a rock. That moment will probably be the highlight of 2013.