February was a hard month. First, I had strep. Then, someone crashed into Aaron on the freeway and totaled his car. Our water heater broke, and we had to get a new one. Then Evelyn came down with a nasty cold that had her in the hospital one night. We’re all fine now, just trying to catch up on life.
I’m happy it’s March. In like a lambion, for us. Half rain, half sunshine. I’ll take it.
We really needed an entryway table like JLaw needs to stop trippin. I mean, it was adorable to just throw my keys and purse on the floor every time I walk in the door, but… no.
I whipped this up in an afternoon with some stuff I had hanging around in the garage. The messy messy messy garage.
For the top, I wanted to use the top of a trunk. I have a few trunks sitting in the garage from when we cleaned out Aaron’s grandma’s garage; the very best kind of hand-me-downs!
I had some extra 4X4’s in the garage from Jumbo Jenga. I decided to use those chunky babies for legs. I used my miter saw to cut them all at 36″
The legs got a nice wash in stain. I used Minwax Polystain in espresso. It’s the same shade I stained the banister.
After the stain was dry, I used spax screws to secure the legs to the top. And Evelyn slept the whole time (note the sleeping baby in the swing).
I probably should add cross pieces for support. But honestly, it’s pretty sturdy as is. So we’ll see
I decided to hang the mirror up while I was at it. I wish I could have hung it a few inches lower, but due to the light switch placement, this was the lowest it could be hung.
And there you have it. The easiest entry table that ever lived.