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 can follow the easy tutorial below, or you can also check out our video tutorial to make it HERE!
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!!