DIY Ideas For Your Home

September 14, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!! Finally the weekend - my savior! Hah! This weekend Nick and I are going to do some fun DIY's for our home, we've already done this custom size accent table with a raw edge look, and my reading chair table you see on today's post (he's so handy 😄), but you can never have too much right!? I will post these new ideas up on the blog on Monday morning, so be sure to come back to check that out! 

We made our accent table out of simple wood bought from Home Depot, sanded down the edges so that the appearance of the table would look "raw" and "natural", and stained the wood with a dark wash. The outcome was perfect for our style! I find the look to resemble a southwestern feel! In stores if you want a real wood top table they can range anywhere from $50 and up, in total I spent $30! This side table for my reading chair was quite easy to put together, all it takes is 10 minutes, wood top (I bought mine at TJ Max for $10) and Hair Pin Legs which you can buy a set of four from amazon for $20!

In order for us to create that "raw" and "natural" look, we used a Dremel rotary tool with a sandpaper attachment to sand down the edges. Before the sanding started, we had a rough idea of where we were going to place the larger indents. We didn't want the table to seem too uniform and consistent so we opted for a randomized route created large and small divets wherever we pleased. After the initial pass through of sanding, it was important to take a step back and look at the overall table. This made us realize where we needed to tweak certain spots by making the edge feel more "natural" and "raw". After we were satisfied with the look of it, we sanded the whole thing lightly by hand to make it as smooth as possible! 

French Connection Sweater discounted here similar here // White Pants similar here // Sole Society Leopard Mules similar here

This is possibly my all time favorite outfit I wore last week. I absolutely LOVE the patchwork on this French Connection sweater and how over sized and cozy it is! I got this sweater for less than $30 (retails for $150), these pants for $12 and these shoes for $35, this whole outfit costs less than what the sweater retails for, man I love a good deal! I linked the same or similar pieces so you can grab the deals too.

We've been so busy during the weekends lately that this is a blessing to have a relaxing DIY time. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope everyone has something fun planned! 



  1. I love the table!! This is wicked cute! Did you guys drill any holes into it to secure the legs to it?

    1. Hi Antonina! For the accent table, we screwed nails into the legs under the bottom shelf, secure as ever! For the side table, the hairpin legs come with drill holes to screw in to the wood top - it looks as if it's placed right on top but in reality its all secured properly!