Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! My oldest three were at their grandparents, so I got busy on a little project for my coffee table. I love magazines (almost as much as Pinterest ), and decided I needed a little something for my table to hold them! This project is super easy and cheap. And it can be used just about anywhere! Woohoo!
You will only need 2 pieces of wood for this. 1 – 3″ furring strip, and 1 – 4″ furring strip. Total cost for wood?? Under $4!
For those of you that don’t own a saw, it’s time to go get one. You don’t have to buy a table saw. A little guy like this one will do all the work you need for this, and many of our other projects.
That is under $15 at Lowe’s. I have this and a table saw, and I still will use this one on small projects! Easy!
Your wood cuts will be…
1×3″ furring strip – 5- 18″ pieces
1×4″ furring strip – 2- 12.25″ pieces and 2- 19.5″ pieces.
I assembled my tray using Gorilla Wood Glue and finish nails.
I started by attaching my 18″ pieces to my shorter side pieces like this…
Then I just attached my longer side pieces like this…
That’s it! Pretty simple! Took me all of 5 minutes!
Now for paint! I used my vaseline method to finish this one, but I changed it up a bit! I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White as my top coat! I LOVE the results! You can read more about that paint method by clicking the link below!
Here is my base coat… A bit shanty I know
And my top coat that I spray painted on after my Vaseline!
After distressing it I wanted to add a little something! Ash and I found these great metal pieces at Lowe’s for under $1 a piece. You can find them in the framing/lumber section.
I just used some small wood screws to attach one to each corner. Totally not necessary, but totally cute !
And it needed some handles too… Why not? I found these in the hardware section of Lowe’s as well for around $2 a piece. I put one on each end!
Let’s do the math…
$4 for wood and $8 for the optional hardware! Yup… That’s pretty darn cheap!!
So… What do you think??
I hope you like it! If you do, I would love for you to Pin it and share it below!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great Monday!!