Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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 1x2 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 1x3 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 1x2.


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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74 comments:

Melissa said...

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

Marlie @ Crafting, Cooking, and Cats said...

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!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

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

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

Ledford605 said...

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.

Forever and a Day said...

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

tracyp said...

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

Anise said...

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

Trisha said...

I love it! It turned out beautiful!

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

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. :)

Martha Carolyn said...

Wonderful!

Karen said...

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!

Brandy said...

This looks amazing!!! I want one!!

lynn said...

this is such an impressive project-wonderful job!!

opalm said...

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

Happy Creating!

June@I will craft said...

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

Kelly said...

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

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

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

Megan M. said...

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!

Krystal said...

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

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

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!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

so fun! I love it! I love your little chic addition too! I want one! My craft room is still in "we just moved in" mode. Love the table and the idea that you could walk all the way around it while doing your crafts! Great job! Love the beadboard too!

House Revivals said...

This is beautiful, and I feel so inspired to tackle building some of the storage pieces in my studio loft after we finish our beach house reno. That was a great idea to make the bottom shelf taller to fit your machines!
~Amanda

Meet the Family said...

you go girl! I really want to do this one and incorporate a sewing space for my machine....thanx!

Marilyn said...

Wow great job! Now let's see it with all the stuff on the shelfs and on the top!!!

Samantha2818 said...

Great job - I love it.
You've inspired me to make one too - I've (more or less) decided to turn my spare bedroom into a craft room as my crap (craft stuff) is taking over every room in the house. I SO need a table like this - thanks for the inspiration.
~Sam

Kelli said...

I've wanted this table since the day Ana first posted about it. Too bad I have no place to put it! Your's looks amazing!

Attempting Aloha said...

I've been drooling over that Ana White table for my own "mom cave" for awhile...too many projects on our house to-do list, so this will probably go on the backburner until the end of the year...definitely bookmarking yours for inspiration, though. Maybe I'll print it out and hang it near my hubby's desk... ;)

Aloha,
charlie

Frugal Jen said...

Looks great! You girls need to have a teach a girl how to use a tool party for us locals.

Kim said...

That is fantastic.....if I had the room I would want to build one!!

Junior & Mario said...

Móvel bem versátil , desenho limpo , reto , bem bonito, adorei !!!!!

Lori said...

WOW!!! That is awesome!!! I NEED one, BAD!!! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Karen Elizabeth said...

Think I might have to make this. How cute and functional! Love it :)

Rachel said...

Love it....will you show us another picture once you have all your stuff in place? Love to see how others organize themselves!

munster mum said...

Very inspiring! I just "found" your blog as well as Ann White's site... I'm getting excited about building again!

Kelly said...

I LOVE your craft table! I'm making one! I love the front and under the table storage too- briliant!

Rebecca said...

I <3 it! I have this plan on my list but might modify it now. Hmm...

Jenn A said...

What a great table! You did an awesome job!!! I'm SO impressed! WOW!! I want one ;)

glitter girl said...

I'm super impressed - great job! I need to build *something* to don't have room for a whole desk... I'm sure Ana will have something for me though!

Allison said...

It looks fabulous! I LOVE it! Great job!

Orange Peanut said...

It looks great!!! Did I miss the name of the paint color? It looks like the perfect color!!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

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

Pam said...

Nice...you did a fantastic job. Love it.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

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 :D

Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home said...

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!

elle said...

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!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

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

Take care,
Lisa

Steffanie said...

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!)

Linda said...

Gorgeous!

Sarita said...

It's gorgeous! Great work!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...great ideas!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

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

tinystitches said...

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

Katie said...

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!
Katie
miamoodesigns.blogspot.com

Robert and Cassie said...

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

Δρ. Βρακατόρ said...

Great job!!!!!

Alison said...

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:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-room-inspiration.html

~Alison

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Love everything about it!

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

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.

Jude said...

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.

Audra said...

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!

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Island Girl Bags said...

That is FANTASTIC!!

Galo Fab 5 said...

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. :)

Katie Joy said...

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

Katie Joy said...

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

Katie Joy said...

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

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

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

Baezamama said...

I LOVE it! I shared it on my blog... http://thebaezablog.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-area-cause-i-dont-have-room-clean.html

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

Tania said...

stunning! you really did a great job!

Debbie said...

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

abeachcottage said...

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

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

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

Real Housewife in MN said...

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!

Teresa said...

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

 
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