How to Turn 1 Table into 2 Shelves

created at: 05/01/2012

Beckie's grandma and grandpa gave her an old rickety table that was set for the trash heap. Beckie stepped in and saved the table. The only problem was she didn't need a table. Shelves, however, she could use. Her friend Mike used a jigsaw to saw the the table in half. A shot of primer and spray paint later, and this is what it looks like now:    

created at: 05/01/2012

If you find or have a table that you'd like to turn into 2 shelves, visit Infarrantly Creative to refer to Beckie's how-to for help. 

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Ruth on Aug 08, 2013:

Brilliant. Taking your idea a step further I think I might put a backing on it for a more finished look. But love what you did!

April on Sep 20, 2012:

Beautiful shelving!! Obviously the table was rickety and this was a perfect way to salvage it. By putting the legs in front, it makes the shelving more reliable and sturdy. Smart thinking! I plan on saving this idea for later.

DesigningMom on May 18, 2012:

You were so right!

DIY Maven on May 18, 2012:

@DM...even before I read your comment, I thought, "She's not gonna like this!" Heh.

DesigningMom on May 17, 2012:

Though you all know I would have refinished it with stain, I do have to agree this is darn cute! I have a table sitting right beside me that would be a great candidate for a project like this. Hmmmm.......

Nooooooooo! on May 06, 2012:

Wowwww! And that's not a good wow! That 'WAS' a beautiful table... so sad that you destroyed it like that. Its terrible to see...

Tracee on May 01, 2012:

great idea!

Shawna on May 01, 2012:

It's a great idea! I would have put them the other way round, with the legs against the wall.

RMF on May 01, 2012:

Well done!  Very clever!

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