Thursday, February 2, 2012

furniture we made

About two years back, long before I became a pinterest addict, I stumbled across a site where this guy had made these great tables using thrifted books.  Being a book junkie, I knew I had to do this.

So with the hubby's help, we made this

This lil table resides in the hallway between the master bedroom (to the left of this picture) & my craft room (to the right) and I absolutely love it.

The books are encyclopedias that I thrifted for about $6 ($3 for each set).  The wood "table top", well that's even more special.  It is wood from a playground set that my mom had in her backyard for my kiddos.  The playground thingie had to come down so I grabbed the wood.

There is even one of Mikey's hand prints in paint on one of the

So even though it's not a designer piece of furniture it's worth it's weight in gold to me. Hopefully this is a piece that Mikey would love to inherit for his own place one day.


  1. Great idea! I'm always on the hunt for a great table. Guess I'll have to make my own.

  2. love the little hand print :)

  3. Hey! It's christinabellsmith from Instagram... let me know how i can get this little banner stamp to you. Email me at christinabellsmith at me dot com when you get a chance. It was still 50 cents (but the sale price wasn't marked at all)!