This really should be titled, "Making the most out of what you have."
Do you remember this console table behind our couch?
The picture above is to show you the components for the dog kennel, normally it looks like this below, where it is barely visible from the front.
Well, now that the dogs have a new kennel downstairs, it was time to take the old sides and gate off this one.
While I was taking these components off, I realized that it would be a lot nicer to have a narrower table in that spot. You see, even being a few inches narrower would open up the walkway between the stair railing to the basement and the couch.
I decided it was a good time since I had it out, to re-work it, so to speak.
You see the top is made up of tongue and groove wood, so it was really easy to eliminate a few pieces to make it narrower.
I literally took apart the whole table piece by piece and put the top back together like a puzzle.
I only had to cut down the side pieces to fit the smaller top.
After the top was assembled, I decided to give it some new legs.
They don't really show that much, but the 4x4 posts were a temporary solution, and it needed a little updating.
So, I went out to my studio to see what materials I had to work with and ended up dismantling an old gate and using those pieces as legs.
I really love the new look.
I took a quick picture before I put all the furniture back in to show you.
You also get a sneak peek of our new floors here too-more on those to come.
I was all ready to go out and buy a whole new table and I am so glad I didn't.
It just took a few hours, if that, and I didn't have to spend a dime!