All Finished…. Yeah!!

Remember my craft table I shared in my last post?
I got it all finished up!!
Here it is…
Here is how I finished it all up!!
I took my three separate pieces up into my loft where my table will be and put the top piece of mdf on my two bases.  I go everything lined up perfectly and then used a 1 1/4″ wood screw on each corner to secure the top.  I attached the screws from the underside of my bases so you wouldn’t see them on the top.
I then added my hidden shelves by attaching 1×2 to the sides of my bases.  I did two on each side to build 2 shelves.
From the front…
Then I added my shelves.  I had some scrap wood for these and did not bother painting it because nobody but me will see it… Whoop!
When I attached my shelves I placed them 1/4″ back from the front of the table.  I did this for my next step.
Next I added my bead board.  I had leftover from my last table project and I painted it in the garage before attaching it.  I cut mine to fit just into my open space and attached it with my nailer to the back of the shelves.
Bigger Pic…
And a look from the backside…
I then added a 1×3 to both the top and the bottom to trim it out.  I had scraps in my garage I used.
After attaching my top and bottom I added my sides using 1×2.
I then caulked the trim and painted it to match the blue of the table.  I loved it at this point but thought I could chic it up just a bit more! 
I bought a $7 wood scroll from Lowe’s and painted it.
After it dried I used my hot glue gun (don’t tell) to attach it to my bead board. 
I found baskets at Michael’s 40% off and added them.  Now I am ready to add all my junk important crafting supplies 🙂
What do you think?!?

I love it!!  I made my bottom side shelves just a bit taller than the plans to fit both my sewing machines.  It will be so nice to finally get my stuff out of my kitchen, dining room, bedroom and closet 🙂
Want to build you own??
Check out Ana White’s site and get inspired!!
There are so many great ideas and fun pieces for your home!

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  1. Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures on January 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    This turned out very cute!!!!
    I used one of those scroll things from Lowe's too when I was trying to make my bathroom vanity look like a dresser!

  2. Krystal on January 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    amazing. I'm totally jealous. Great job building it yourself!

  3. Megan M. on January 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    That is wicked awesome!!! I have been stalking your blog since you posted that you were working on this. Wanted to see it so badly! haha! I think I should do one for my house now. I especially love the scroll piece. Super cute!

  4. Tara @ Tara Being Tara on January 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I LOVE it!!!!!! Congrats on having such a FANTASTIC creating space!

  5. Kelly on January 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Very Nice!! What is that shade of blue called? It looks like the shade I've been thinking of for my bathroom.

  6. [email protected] will craft on January 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    What a beautiful and functional piece. I'm sure you will love to craft on it.

  7. opalm on January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I'm craft heaven green with envy. Looks professionally made, you did an incredible job.

    Happy Creating!

  8. lynn on January 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    this is such an impressive project-wonderful job!!

  9. Brandy on January 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I want one!!

  10. Karen on January 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    This is absolutely amazing! I love it! I so want to build myself one of these. Now if I just had a place to put it! You did an awesome job!

  11. Martha Carolyn on January 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm


  12. Backwoods Cottage Pam on January 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I love the way you modified this. I want to build one for my painting studio, perfect to tidy up my creative space. It needs it desperately. 🙂

  13. Trisha on January 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I love it! It turned out beautiful!

  14. Anise on January 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    really really really fantastic. I am so dreaming of a day when I will have time to do something like this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  15. tracyp on January 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Love it!! I saw a table just like that at Macy's and think about it every time it comes to thinking of my craft room

  16. Forever and a Day on January 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I tried finding the plans for this project but they are not there! Do you have link to this specific project?

  17. Ledford605 on January 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I was inspired by your post when you began this project. I'll be giving you credit when I finish mine. Love how yours turned out.

  18. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife on January 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    WOW!! I absolutely LOVE it…I want to build it now.

    Ana White is fabulous. We just built our bed thanks to her plans!

  19. Marlie @ Crafting, Cooking, and Cats on January 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    This is amazing! I want to make one sooo bad! I'm just not that handy. Maybe I'll ask my father-in-law! 🙂 I've been on the look out for a desk, and just haven't found one that was exactly what I want. If I make one I can make it exactly what I want. Love this!

  20. Melissa on January 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Looks amazing. I wish I could summon your motivation to finish my own craft space… sigh.

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