Vintage Trunk Turned Coffee Table

Vintage Trunk Turned Coffee Table

Ike is so excited to share with you our new office coffee table.  Well, it's actually a vintage trunk that we made into a coffee table. 

Either way, he's seriously pumped.  Can you tell?

We purchased this trunk for $10 at the What Cheer Flea Market in October.  Seriously.  $10. 

Nate and I were checking it out.  We both decided that we liked it but we just weren't sure where we would put it.  As we were walking away, the vendor yelled "It's yours for $10."  And we both were like "Eh.  But where were will we put it? Our garage doesn't need any more junk."  About two minutes later, we both decided we should go back and get it.  I mean $10!  You can't pass that up.

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Office Book Shelves

Office Book Shelves

Remember that office of ours that I've been working on since like 2008?  Or was it this year?  I can't remember it's been so long.  

Back in February I painted the walls Thunder Gray (Sherwin Williams).  I then removed the burlap that was on the back of the built-in shelves and painted that area Fawn Brindle (Sherwin Williams).

I finally got around to adding some books/tchotchkes and getting the place in order. (Side note: Nate and I can't say tchotchkes without following with Office Space quotes.  It's a problem.)

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DIY Industrial Shelving Tutorial/ BLACK+DECKER Drill Giveaway

DIY Industrial Shelving Tutorial/ BLACK+DECKER Drill Giveaway

Happy Monday!  I'm starting a petition to extend Summer weekends.  Who's signing?

Today's post is exciting.  A tutorial AND a giveaway for a BLACK+DECKER Autosense drill.  Oooo.

Our weather was actually kind of glum here in ol' Iowa this weekend.  The downer weather gave us time to tackle a project in our office.  Once we added our card catalog cabinet to the office, my recent art purchase didn't make sense.  But industrial shelving totally did.  Nate and Ike agreed.

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DIY Card Catalog Cabinet Tutorial

DIY Card Catalog Cabinet Tutorial

Last week we shared with you our newest furniture love.  Today you can learn how to build your own card catalog cabinet.

I came up with the idea and REALLY wanted to build it myself.  Turns out it isn't a great beginner build.  It's more in the intermediate realm.  I did get to saw some stuff, drill some things and say "I told you so" a couple of times.  I consider that a good first attempt at furniture building.  

Luckily my "told you so's" were few and far between.  Nate made my crazy idea come to life.  He actually made it turn out better than in my head which is pretty awesome.  

Here's how to make your own card catalog cabinet.

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