Earlier this year, Lainey and I were estate saleing and came upon a fabulous mirrored side table at a Think Twice sale for $90. I fell in love with the table so we went back to contemplate making the purchase. Lainey, being the good friend she is, talked me out saying that I could replicate this table for a less (sometimes I need to be reminded I am on a student’s budget now) – and thus began my search for an inexpensive mirror to turn into a side table for my living room.
Here is a picture of my inspiration:
This weekend I struck gold at Junque in the Trunk and found this great oval mirror for $22! Then, all that was needed was a base for the table. I wanted my table to be about 24 inches tall and have pedastal legs. After going to a few resale stores and the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, I found what I was looking for at the Stillwater Antique Mall for $10! Spray paint and primer cost $10, and I used wood glue that I already have to adhere the mirror to the table. The total cost of my table was $42!!
Here is the beginning:
The middle (super easy and took me less than 2 hours – including drying time):
The finished product:
I’ve got my new table in between my Hitchcock-style chairs and under a large mirror on the wall. The best part is I now have a new place to display estate sale finds…I need to go shopping!!
P.S. An extra tip: if you don’t want to look like you are turning into the tin-woman (man) wear gloves!!