Friday, 8 August 2014

Trestle Table

You know that feeling when you're in a store and you see something and immediately fall in love with it. You must have it no matter what the cost....until you see the actual cost and then start either laughing hysterically at how overpriced it is, or cry because it was never meant to be.

Well when I was in Freedom Furniture this desk was my dream for my new craft room. I wanted it so badly Julian was all ready with the credit card so I could have something special in my new craft room (I really shouldn't tease him the way I do, he is actually a keeper, shh don't tell him I said that.).



I lovingly looked at him, then rolled my eyes and said "Are you serious? It's $449 I could make that for about for less than a quarter of the price!" So I did.

Two trestle legs from Ikea for $25 each, in hind sight I could have made them for about $10 but you know what, sometimes it's just easier to have it done already and $28 for the door which just got a couple of coats of paint.





Then she was done for less than a quarter of the price and not on the credit card, which makes me love it more! Also just to break up the all white you can see I added a pink grain sack pattern to my $2 thrift store chair that I made over a while back.



DIY Delight or Disaster? Oh man it's a delight for me, so much cheaper and honestly I like the black legs for contrast which is why I didn't paint them and it is around twice the size for much less than a quarter of the price, total delight!

18 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the table, Mel! What a delight and a fabulous idea to make it! What type of material are the legs and can you add pieces of wood for shelves like in your source picture?

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  2. Absolute perfection!! Great job of making something so incredibly budget friendly and beautiful!

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  3. Delight delight delight! You just gotta love IKEA.

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  4. You are one clever lady, Mel!!! An absolute delight.

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  5. Oh that looks awesome Mel. So much workspace and you sure can't complain about the price! Cheers to a wonderful delight!

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  6. Love, love, love it! You need to send a link to Becky at Knockoff Decor!

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  7. How awesome Mel! It looks great and you have the satisfaction of saving a ton of money. Way to go!

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  8. Always delightful to save money. Saving money = permission to waste it on fabric/craft supplies/chocolate, right?!! Love it!! (And the chair is so cute!!!)

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  9. Looks awesome, Mel ! Love trestle tables in general, but yours turned out great !

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  10. Love the white top with the black legs, great contrast! It is fab when you can make something at a fraction of the cost, not only does it save money but you get such a sense of achievement! xx

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  11. Mel! Your workspace is adorable!!! I love it! I'm a little jelly!

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  12. Pretty! Love your polkadot chair too:) Pinned and new follow.

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  13. Love that you took this into your own hands and DIY! My mouth fell open when I saw that the original table was almost $500! What! Love that Julian wanted to buy you something special for your room...he is a keeper :). Glad, in the end that you were able to use your talents, create something beautiful and not have to spend a fortunate doing it.

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  14. Love that you got your table and it was for a steal, and that your cute hubby was going to splurge on you. I think you did a great job on this table.

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  15. What a way to knock it off! Total and utter delight, Mel. Your craft desk area looks gorgeous!!

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  16. Girl you rock! I love how it came out and the price is what is the winning part.

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  17. What a sweet couple you are. He's sweet for wanting to buy you that set and you are sweet for letting him off the hook! Smart girl, too, for getting the same look for a fraction of the price.

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  18. Oh Mel! You nailed it!!! I love this table and I think you'd better hang on to Jules, but if you decide not to, maybe you should do a giveaway....LOL!!!

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