Thrifted Thursday: A $12 Bar Table

thrifted thursday, loveonsunday What are you thinking about this before photo?  I wouldn't really consider taking something like this home but my Mom was convinced she could use it and sought my opinion.  Maybe a media unit?  A little linen closet?  My idea was to take off the doors and drawer, strip the wood bare and add some legs to turn it into a rustic console table.

diy bar table

Well this is what came of it.  Not bad, right?

diy bar table

It was painted black since many of the pieces in her home were brown and not only would it modernize the piece, it would also complement the black and white chairs used in her eating area.

diy bar cart

My Dad is a welder and he found 2 scrap pieces of aluminum, welded it to a plate and attached the legs to the bottom.  I'm lucky to have such a handy Dad.  He really does make everything look so easy!

diy bar table

And check out all the storage.  Now my Mom has the perfect place to store her wine, extra utensils and glasses.  It's also the perfect spot to display her favourite thrifted tea set and platters.

diy bar table

diy bar table

diy bar table

I'm really impressed with how this turned out.  I'm always amazed at how little changes can totally update a piece.  Are you working on any pieces in your home?