Over the weekend I decided to put together a new little side table for my living room. There's one I've really been wanting from Target, but I decided to save the money instead and make my own! Here's what I did:
The base is a crate I picked up from the corner grocery. They leave these beautiful wooden crates out to be thrown away, so one night I just decided to take one. I cleaned it, bleached it, dried it and walla! Brand new awesome crate.
Then I had used this silver tray from West Elm that just happened to fit perfectly on the top. I added my favorite ampersand book from Anthropologie and mug with some fresh flowers to add some fun & a pop of color to the top.
At first I had the open side of the crate facing the back. But then I realized these magazine holders from Ikea fit perfectly inside! I always struggle with where to keep my magazines I want to read and this was the perfect solution. Along with a great coffee table book about the history of the design of TIME.
This was such a fun, simple project that I threw together with just a few things from around my apartment. How will you make your new side table?