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Side Table Upcycled into Decor

Are you ready for some Trash to Treasure fun?!? It’s the second Tuesday of the month and that means I’m joining up with four other fantastic bloggers to present to you brand new inspiration. You’ll see their projects in a bit. But, for now, take a look at what is up for grabs out of my stash. It’s missing a lamp, still in decent shape, but kinda ugly. haha. I say it’s time for this upcycled side table adventure to begin. Are you ready?

Side Table Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You may be wondering how I happen to have this funky table in my possession. Well, as I’ve mentioned before, it’s wonderful when friends see things and think of you or that you would be able to do something with it. Mandy, my equally thrifting friend, offers this to me. I only take it on because it’s so…umm…quirky. I never understood this design because the magazine rack below is bowed which means when you put a magazine in it, it’s basically going to ruin your periodical. A straight edge would be soooo much better.

TAKE ‘ER DOWN

First order of business, I disassemble this table to see what the pieces might say to me. It’s much like this heart cut-out furniture I made into many pieces HERE.

Removing Side Table Upcycled Base | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

At first look, I decide to turn the top into something separate from the base. Then, I clean it up and grab some gray milk paint to apply two coats letting cure in between.

Painting DIY Serving Tray | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Meanwhile, I head out to my workshop and take the side table base apart. It literally fell to pieces when I got the last screw out. haha!

Disassembled Side Table in Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After looking at the parts, I decide to have some fun with this. yeehaw!! I trace the side panel onto the other side and cut it to match with my jigsaw.

Cutting Jigsaw Shape of Side Table Upcycled | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After that, I use my miter saw to cut the side pieces and the base in half. Don’t you just love tools?!? Remember…my motto…#toolsoverjewels.

Miter Saw Cut Side Table Upcycled | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Before you call me crazy, I have a plan to take those two halves of the side table upcycled into two wall pockets. First, I reassemble the two halves, then I just happen to find two scrap boards I can mount the rack to. However, before I can put my vision together, I want to dress them up with paint too since I’ve cut them and they need to gel with my design.

Spraying Painting Racks | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, while those are curing as well, I head back to my table top to add some art using tape and a stencil.

Painting Stripe on Upcycled Tray | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Painting Grain Sack Stencil | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

UPCYCLED & FUN

From one side table upcycled into two different projects. Yippee!! First, here’s the table top as a serving tray complete with grain sack stencil.

DIY Farmhouse Wooden Serving Tray from Side Table Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy

French Farmhouse Serving Tray by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #upcycled

However, it’s also good while not in use as a tray to hang it on the wall as decor.

Handmade Wooden Farmhouse Serving Tray as Wall Decor from Side Table Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #diy

French Grain Sack Serving Tray from Side Table Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #homedecor #diy

Next in line is that weird rack I decided to remake into wooden wall pockets. Here they are ready to be filled with whatever suits your heart’s desires.

Farmhouse Wall Pockets from Side Table Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #storage #upcycled

Blue Wood Wall Pockets from Side Table Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I chose to fill with food goods, but they works for towels/washcloths, yarn, and even still magazines. What would you fill them with?

Farmhouse Kitchen Wall Bins Upcycled from Side Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen

Side View of Upcycled Wall Pockets from Side Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #kitchen

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So tell me…which is your favorite of the two? I honestly like them both for different reasons. Either way, I hope you are inspired by my side table transformation. I have a blast sharing! Leave me some comment love below and also pin and share to inspire others too.

This side table is upcycled into two different pieces of decor - a serving tray and wall pockets by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #farmhouse #diy #homedecor

Likewise, be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can see what I do with this old silverware box. See it’s new lease on life OVER HERE. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. It’s time to head below to see what the other bloggers have for you!
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Comments

    • Larissa says

      It kinda was a puzzle at first, but it clicked when I saw the pieces separately. Thanks, Denise!

    • Larissa says

      woot, woot! Thank you so much for the much-needed smile, Nancy. 😀

  1. Niki says

    Is it weird to see a fat surf board or a boogie board in the first piece?? That’s the summer vibe I get- and then outta nowhere Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello pop into my head.. 😂😂😂🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️🌊🏖
    Anywhooo…..…I really like the produce holders. Very fun and creative as usual!! Have a totally awesome-radical, gnarly day!!

    • Larissa says

      Not at all! haha! I actually debated on that,but wanted to make it gel with the pockets. Thanks so much, Niki!

  2. Christy James says

    I figured you would disassemble this one LOL! You didn’t disappoint… Such great repurposes, my friend! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      tee hee hee! 😀 You know I had to. Thank you, Christy!

  3. Lynn Scanlan says

    The produce holders and the Volkswagen chest are two of your most clever ideas! I tip my hat to you, extremely clever lady!

  4. Cheryl Atkinson says

    Hi Larissa! You have such a creative brain and an artists eye. I would have thought of this. Great job!!

    • Larissa says

      Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for the positive affirmation. It’s totally fun for me to share.

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