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. Linda George on February 19, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I hope you still look at this, question, about the top I, like you, didn’t care for the floating top I like the one you did, did you just lay that on top of the two bases. Last question, is it tall enough to cut fabric without straining your back? I am a quilter and do a lot with fabric obviously, needed a table like this to work on please advise. Thanks for reading.

  2. Jenny Green on February 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Do you think this would work as a kitchen island?

    • Shanty2Chic on February 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I think it would make a great island!!

  3. Gina on June 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Do you make house calls??? Love it!!! 😉

  4. Teresa on March 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    That is so AMAZING I can barely stand it!
    Grabbing your button!
    Love this blog!

  5. Real Housewife in MN on January 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

    That is so awesome! What great storage you'll have. Love the decorate piece on the front too. You'll love working on projects at that beautiful spot!

  6. [email protected] on January 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

    that turned out really nice. great job… it will come in handy to have all your stuff in one place.

  7. abeachcottage on January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I think your creation is simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing this kind of creation.

  8. Debbie on January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    This is awesome! I love the bead board. I'm jealous.

  9. Tania on January 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    stunning! you really did a great job!

  10. Baezamama on January 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I LOVE it! I shared it on my blog…

    I forwarded it to my hubby and asked him to make me one for valentine's day…

  11. [email protected] Chic on January 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    That is unbelievably fantastic. I love everything about it, the color, the basket, the wood glue gunned embellishment!! I need one of those 🙂

  12. Katie Joy on January 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I love it! Do I want to build my own? Not really, Whit. I want to pay you to build one for me. 🙂

  13. Katie Joy on January 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I love it! Do I want to build my own? Not really, Whit. I want to pay you to build one for me. 🙂

  14. Katie Joy on January 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I love it! Do I want to build my own? Not really, Whit. I want to pay you to build one for me. 🙂

  15. Galo Fab 5 on January 14, 2011 at 1:40 am

    LOVE IT! It's gorgeous. When my husband saw it, he said, "Hey, do you want to build that for your craft room?". Um, of course!! Thanks for inspiring my hubby. 🙂

  16. Island Girl Bags on January 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    That is FANTASTIC!!

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