Have you ever heard of cutting a table in half? It's a fun and unique way to change up a small side table, or even a coffee table.
This little side table was a curb find. I wanted to cut it in half to make two tables for beside my bed. I used a jigsaw to cut it. You could easily use a table saw or a circular saw. But, because this was my first attempt at cutting a table in half, I went with a jigsaw.
Look at this pitiful spot! It is/WAS my bedroom. This spot had been without baseboard for years. So sad! Oh, but the bedroom is oh so much prettier now with new paint, closet, and laminate flooring.
After I painted my bedroom and added some new baseboard, I took pictures of the two little tables so I could list them on Craig’s List.
I sold them right away. A lady bought them for her daughter’s “shabby” bedroom.
I used a scrap piece of wood for a cleat to stabilize the table to the wall. Not brain surgery, but I really liked the way the tables looked. This is when I first started painting projects black. I have since figured out that I don’t like to dust black furniture! I’d rather be working in the shop, not dusting!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.