The industrial rustic decorating style has been holding some appeal for me lately. I had been looking for the right project to tackle and finally found it!
This was one of the easiest and fastest furniture makeovers ever. Really. It started with this clearance Target table (11.00). The faux wicker and glass had to go, it was the metal base that I was interested in.
Next, the new top. I headed to Home Depot and the "cull" bin at the back of the store. I scored two pieces of lumber for only 1.01 each. I measured the length of the old top and cut the boards to be about the same, 41 inches. The old top was 20 inches wide, but with my lumber it was 22...close enough.
Some sanding and then I clamped the two boards together. I cut 3 wood pieces (scraps from my shed) to connect the two pieces together. I used the nail gun to tack them in place, then used screws to make the connection more secure.
More sanding with the palm sander. I applied the stain (a mix of golden oak and kona black-it was what I had in the garage) and let it dry. I finished it with some Minwax Finishing Paste, let it dry overnight and buffed it out.
I attached the table top to the base frame using some screws from underneath.
Total investment: $13 and 1 day of working time and a day of drying time.