Monday, April 15, 2013

Old Drawers to End Tables...

I finally did a project with yardsticks!

I had a few of these old rustic drawers in my "stash".

My handy husband welded up some bases for me...

...and attached them to the inside of the drawer.

Then I stared playing with the yardsticks and bead board.  I had 3 tables to fill so it was a bit of a puzzle to get it to fit.

I attached the pieces with a little Gorilla wood glue and piled it with books to dry...

"Perfectly Imperfect"...just the way I like it :)

One for me...and I brought the other 2 to Antiques Downtown.
One in the window.
And one in our booth.
Another project down...a "million" more to go :)

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Have a great week...
Chat soon, 


  1. I love these, the bases are perfect. A husband that welds, I need to get me one of those! Just kidding :).

  2. I agree with Becky...I need a husband that welds too:) Another CUTE project!!


  3. Fabulous! I love the way you mixed the old yardsticks with other boards. I'm with Linda and Becky...maybe your husband can teach mine how to weld:-)

  4. Very fun table. I wish I could come to the Junkbonanza this weekend. Sounds fun and I've never been.

  5. Wow! Industrial stuff is so hot right now, your husband could go into business welding "stuff" for people. Those tables are great!

  6. Such a clever way to re-purpose the drawer. I love the end table. It looks great.

  7. FOund this on Pinterest. Great use for yard sticks - I love a good yardstick project. I've got a big collection of them, too. MIght have to try something like this!

  8. Hi Laurel - I love this project! Love the old drawer, the welded legs, the is perfect!!

  9. I love this, what a great project! I love to work with drawers, but this is a great new idea!


  10. Nice job Laurel! I love the metal base you used and the old drawer is perfect!

  11. I love it...turned out great!!


  12. Don't think I didn't spot the business names on those Minnesota yard sticks!


  13. Wow! That is adorable! Nicely done indeed. I just love vintage rulers, what a great way to use them! tons of inspiration here, so glad I found you!!

  14. What a fun, fun table! I wish my Mr. had more handy in him!

  15. Yay for yardsticks!!!! This may be one of my favorite projects ever that you've done!!!!! Love it!

  16. So.... I just discovered your blog and I'm all ready hooked! So many pretty things I need to make now! ;)

  17. Love your drawer tables! Could you make one with the drawer facing upright? It might make a great serving tray table :) Or add an upright drawer at the bottom, near the feet of the table, thus adding a drawer/box for magazines, small blankets etc. Love these so much. TFS!!

  18. This is just so cute. Visiting from Knick of Time. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Fabulous idea! Having a welding husband, now that's so handy!

  20. Such an amazing table! I want one ... I'm sure they'll sell like immediately!

    :) Linda


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