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. Audra on January 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I just wanted you to know how much I love your blog!! Yours is the only one that I get on EVERYday. I recently made the picture frame blocks and am in LOVE with them! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us!

  2. Jude on January 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

    You are so inspiring! I read this post, and went hunting for a woodworking class here on Cape Cod. I found one at our regional trade school; it's a little pricier than I'd like (a few hundred dollars), and it starts a week before I'm having carpal tunnel surgery, but I'm seriously considering it. I think you're fabulous — and this piece looks wonderful.

  3. Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor on January 13, 2011 at 5:59 am

    This looks great! i love it – I do have a question though – what color of paint is that blue? I love it! It is so pretty.

  4. Blessed Mommy of 2 on January 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Wow, that looks awesome! Love everything about it!

  5. Alison on January 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I'm getting ready to organize my own craft room, and have been searching for inspiration! I featured your craft table on my blog! Thanks for inspiring! Here is the link:


  6. Δρ. Βρακατόρ on January 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Great job!!!!!

  7. Robert and Cassie on January 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Love it! It looks amazing! I SO want to make one! Definitely a project to do later this year!

  8. Katie on January 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Wow! I love this! Such a perfect craft table. And it fits both your sewing machines? What a dream. So much storage space. Nice job!

  9. tinystitches on January 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Love what you've done with Ana's designs. Beautiful!

  10. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home on January 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I just love it! I'll be right over with my crafting supplies :). Not only is it functional, it's beautiful, too. Hugs, Kim

  11. [email protected] Charm on January 12, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Looking good…great ideas!


  12. Sarita on January 12, 2011 at 4:46 am

    It's gorgeous! Great work!

  13. Linda on January 12, 2011 at 4:00 am


  14. Steffanie on January 12, 2011 at 3:24 am

    did you paint your top mdf board or did you use white mdf? If you painted it, what finish did you use? It looks shiny.
    They look fantastic and now I want to def. build this (it is on my to-do list!)

  15. Serendipity Chic Design on January 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

    This is seriously way to cool. I am beyond jealous…

    Take care,

  16. elle on January 12, 2011 at 1:03 am

    This is beautiful! I love the color you chose and the scroll work! I would also love to see it once you get everything put away on it!

  17. Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home on January 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Love love love love love love… ah! I'm so jealous. I have had my eye on this table for awhile now, but I think it would just be too overwhelming in our office/craft room. I LOVE that you added the secret shelves, with the beadboard. Looks fantastic! I'm sure Ana is proud!

    We're working on a couple desks from her site, for my new craft tables, and I'm hoping mine turn out even half as good as yours!

  18. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle on January 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I love this! I've been eyeing the one from PB for awhile, but yours takes it to a whole new level. I'm so coping this for my own craftroom! thanks for sharing 😀

  19. Pam on January 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Nice…you did a fantastic job. Love it.

  20. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek on January 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Very nice! It looks great! You are lucky to have room for such a big craft desk!

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