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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

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.

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.


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@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz 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!

Woodside Park 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