6.01.2012

DIY :: West Elm Hack

I while back I bought this side table from West Elm. I love this table, but I always thought it was a little too small since I was using it as more of a coffee table.

Since the top of the table was looking a little scratched up anyway, I decided to try and replace the table top to make it more of a "coffee table" instead of a side table. Here is the original side table in my living room.

I went to Home Depot and bought a pine table top for $20. I sanded, primed and then painted it with gloss white spray paint. Then I used the existing hardware and legs from my West Elm table, and attached them to the new table top.
Here is the result. The only thing that really bothers me is the beveled edge. I really love the straight edge the west elm table has, but this will do for now. I'm going to keep a look out for a straight edge table top, since it's not expensive and it's not difficult to paint. This table is 24 inches in diameter. The West Elm one is about 18 inches in diameter.
Believe it or not, this is my proudest DIY moment, because I always had a problem with the size of the table, but I loved it too much to get rid of it. Now, it's the size I always wanted it to be. I think the size feels a lot more appropriate for the space now. What do you guys think?

The dog in the picture is my sister's Shiba Inu, Sammy. We were puppy sitting for the weekend. 

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