Make a modern, mid-century minimal, wooden kids’ play table (that doubles as a stylish side table) with this step by step tutorial. Read on how to create a pretty cute play and study table that is so easy to replicate, it makes a pretty good gift idea (for your grandkids or your friend’s kids)!
The story starts when I decided our daughter had outgrown her baby play table and we needed to replace it with something sturdy yet pretty and – ideally – made of natural materials. Of course, we turned to DIY and managed to make something practical yet pretty and at a very low cost.
This is a story about a tall dresser that was too tall. And very ugly. And was beheaded…
Once upon a time, there were two laminate dressers. A tall bulky one and a short, longer, bulky one. Both of them were in need of some serious nip tuck and a heavy dose of permanent make up. If they wanted to stay in our bedroom that is. One day, I braved myself and decided to try my hand in furniture makeover and in true queen of hearts fashion, I exclaimed “off with its head“!
And indeed, the tall dresser got a bit shorter but also got a pretty paint job and brass knobs that look like beautiful golden jewelry – which was totally by accident and you can do it too!
I have a recent addiction: the compound miter saw. Seriously. It was love at first useand ever since, I found all sorts of excuses to use it more. Excuse no 1: DIY wooden toy blocks for our daughter. Cubes, rectangles, pyramids and cylinders. (No bridges; this is an one-tool-DIY and bridges require two tools.)
I made a battlement, though.
Check out how to make your own wooden building blocks for crafts and toys. Plus, three four tips for making your cubesand pyramids perfectly smooth without crazy amounts of sanding.
Installing a new window can be as simple as: remove old window, add new window in existing hole, make sure it’s plumb and level, install new trim inside out (don’t forget to add a drip cap), caulk, done.