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Budget DIY Project: Turn One Table Into Two Nightstands (page 2 of 2)

No money for new furniture? Here's an easy way to make two new bedside tables: Find a plain table, cut it in half, attach each piece to the wall, then paint. Simple and stylish.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Seal New Finish

After thoroughly cleaning paint sprayer of all traces of paint, pour floor sealer into paint container portion of paint sprayer. Maintaining a distance of about eight inches from surface of table, spray on an even coat of floor sealer.

Create a Cleat

Measure width of table and transfer dimensions to 1x2 wood trim with pencil. Cut trim to size with table saw.

Install Cleat

Lean table up against wall where it will be placed. Use pencil to mark area below table's edge where cleat will be attached. Use drill to fasten cleat to wall with screws.

Attach Table to Cleat

Place table on top of cleat. Using a drill, attach table to cleat with wood screws from underneath. Tip: Match screws' length to thickness of table and cleat so screw tips don't penetrate tabletop.

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