Thursday, February 5, 2015

X Marks The Spot For This DIY!

 


I am not a Diyer as you all well know. I admire those that can do a diy project that looks like something they bought at a store, or that looks like it cost a lot more than it actually did.

I just have never found too many projects that I could do, or truthfully would be able to do, and do it justice.

Recently I sent a picture to a friend of mine of an entry hall console table that fit in line with her design aesthetic….

Coastal details. sawhorse entry table
She likes a somewhat rustic look with just a slight touch of industrial, and I thought this table would be a project that she, and her husband could do fairly cheaply.

I have always loved a particular desk with these same lines that is not as rustic, but a bit more refined…..

Worlds Away Jared Navy Desk
via

I started looking around a bit more to see what options there might be to possibly make one of these desk as in the first image for my friend.

I had no idea there were so many different options for X-legs/sawhorse legs.

FINNVARD Trestle with shelf IKEA

This only cost $35 and you could use wood planks or glass for the top.

GLASHOLM / FINNVARD Table IKEA
This whole set-up is from Ikea for $149.99


Salvage Savvy  saw horse desk

I even found a glass top X-leg desk at a fairly reasonable price…

Zena Office Desk - Signature

In my looking I found another interesting piece for those of you that like the industrial look…..

Watts Galvanized Steel Water Heater Stand-S-22 - The Home Depot

How about this for a galvanized end table, or use two or three together for an interesting coffee table. At $29.97 it is more than affordable.

Guess what this is actually used for? I was so surprised!!

A stand for a hot water heater.

Never underestimate the Hardware store. Be sure and take your imagination with you.

It was fun sourcing and idea that I probably would have never done for myself since it is not the style I decorate in.

Hopefully one of you very clever Diyer’s out there will be able to do something similar for your own home.
 
 
 

5 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Great ideas...I would use one for a desk. Thank you I think this could come in very handy when I redo the office.

Merlin said...

That's why we married "handy husbands!" franki

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I like the inspiration photo you shared with your friend. I like the organic and rustic combination that is combined there. I like the X design too and always thought those desks looked so attractive. I have a stand for my printer next to my desk with the X design and a shelving unit that goes along with it. That's as close as I came to havingit! Have a great weekend! Liz

scentimentalNotes said...

great post kathy sue.
so now i am off to home depot today to look at the heater stand! will take it one step further; amy howard paint line has a product called ZINC, when rubbed on galvanized steel it becomes a piece you would swear was zinc!
thanks!!
debra

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I am not a diyer, too. But this table design looks super easy and, thanks to you, I just might try it. I do need a desk for the guestroom. Happy weekend, Kathysue. xo