A Thoughtful Place: DIY Brass Side Table for Under $20

2.14.2012

DIY Brass Side Table for Under $20

One of the reasons I love  blog world so much is because of the endless amount of inspiration that abounds and the clever ideas that amazing people share. I have been oohing and aweing over brass side tables lately. Chris from Just A Girl just did a great post about different tables that are out there. She even scooped a darling one {pictured down below} from Kirkland’s.

{lonny magazine}

 

$745

Chico Small 2 Tier Gold Leaf Side Table, Mirror Top

$600

round antique solid brass table with glass top

$50

 

 

 

I knew I wanted a little brass table to set next to a bench we have in our living room. BUT . . . I really didn’t want to spend much money. In fact all of the above price tags were a huge turn off. At just $50 the Kirkland’s table almost made it into my shopping cart, but it’s just the wrong shape for next to my bench. So this is where Cassie’s brilliance enters the picture! She has been dishing out daring jolts of brass throughout her home. All of which I love. I am sure you have seen these or these. So my wheels started turning.

It was off to HomeGoods for me! The spot next to my bench is quite small and it really just needs to be a spot for someone to rest a drink when we entertain. There were a bazillion to choose from. I came home with two so I could decide which one I liked best. Can you believe they were only $15.00 a piece. Score. That combined with a $3 can of Brass Metallic spray paint and I am one happy camper.

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I could not be happier with this little baby. And for under $20 I will take it. I have some DIY coasters to show you later in the week that will sit on top of the books. Oh, and Amen to our floors being done. We love them.

sharing with

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

The Shabby Nest

Fingerprints on the Fridge

The Shabby Creek Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed

What about you? Have you been bitten by the brass bug?

44 comments :

  1. Wow! It looks great:) I also love the pillows on the bench!

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  2. Love! Your floors look amazing too. I am cracking up over that book title!

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  3. This looks so great! I actually just bought some gold spray paint to transform our little remote control holder in the living room - will be posting on that later this week! Such a cute little nook in your living room!

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  4. I love it!!!! I'm keeping my eye out for one like that! I have the perfect place for it!

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  5. Totally bitten! It's perfect next to the bench!

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  6. It's beautiful. I love simple projects like this that make such an impact. Makes me want to get the spray paint out right now! Have a great day.

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  7. Amazing difference! Who would've thought?

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  8. Love this and how with some creative thinking you can make your home special without spending the big bucks! Janell

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  9. What a difference some spray paint makes!

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  10. i absolutely LOVE how this came out, and I totally love the brass look.... especially because its a frosty-brass rather than the 80's-ish shiny brass. It gives just the right touch of warmth to accent pieces!

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  11. Courtney, that is so cute! Genius idea. The little pop of gold is just perfect for that space.

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  12. Seriously, that table now looks so expensive and glam!! I'll have to remember this!

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  13. I am loving brass side tables lately. It turned out so so cute!!

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  14. SHUT-THE-FRONT-DOOR!!! that is crazy good!! oh my gosh- ok so now I want to go to HomeGoods! that looks great girl!

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  15. I love that brass spray paint! Your table looks great!

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  16. Love, love, love how these turned out! Now I want one.

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  17. Love the way it turned out! That spray paint is one of my favorites!

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  18. It's perfect! I love this idea and it looks beautiful next to your white bench.

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  19. Oh wow...what a HUGE difference a little brass paint makes! Love this! Happy Valentine's Day lovey!

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  20. Oh I love that! Gold/Brass is my favorite right now and combine with spray paint, fantastic! Now if only I could spray paint in winter. Boo. Thanks for inspiring! New follower to your blog. Happy Valentines Day!

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  21. this is seriously genius... it's one of those things that makes me say now why didn't i think of that? looks awesome!

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  22. I am sighing a sigh of longing...that little guy is gorgeous! This is a totally genius idea...and so easy!!! You know that makes me even more of a fan of it (c; Happy V-day, doll!

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  23. WoW! That looks fantastic...what a fabulous and affordable DIY project!

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  24. Just pinned this! I have a yellow garden stool in my loft sitting room that I want to move to my bedroom but then i would be left with a hole! This is perfect, I'm heading to HomeGoods to scope out some tables now:)

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  25. Oh wow -- that makes my gold-loving heart just pitter patter! Great transformation...love that little corner and the chevron pillow. Thanks for the link love too, love! ;)

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  26. Love this! Will be posting this link to my Facebook and Twitter today. Gotta try this for sure!

    -Erin
    DIYOntheCheap.blogspot.com

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  27. This is so great...it looks wonderful. Good work, girl. Happy Valentine's day!

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  28. Love love love!! It looks gorgeous, Courtney! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wow - that turned out to be a gorgeous little side table! I have been bitten by the brass bug and in fact have one of the side tables from Kirkland's (not the one pictured above but a rectangular, faux-bamboo one, with a mirrored top)...it currently sits in our family room but may need to be moved to our living room due to the climbing tendencies of one two-year old that lives here. I love it!

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  30. ooh love it! And those pillows and the detail of the bench!

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  31. Oh how beautiful, Courtney! I especially love your last photo. Your house is gorgeous and your new floors look stunning. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  32. Oh Courtney, it is so pretty! I've never been inspired to paint something brass before but I may just have to give it a try! You have such great taste!

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  33. LOVE it. Now, where in the world could I put a little brass table? ;)

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  34. Oh, Courtney, this is so awesome! I live on the Oregon Coast and am not close to any big stores, but next time I go to Portland, I am SOOOO stopping by that place to see if I can find a table like yours! LOVE this idea and I have just the spot that needs one.

    I just posted pics of our big boy room reveal. Hope you can stop by to check them out.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  35. Looks so fabulous Courtney. You're the queen of transformation.

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  36. Perfect! And the floors look fabulous! I spray painted the black Overstock tables for my office gold too and it turned out really well- too bad I never took any pics:(

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  37. Oh my goodness..that looks amazing! I've got to find something to spray paint now!

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  38. Love this idea! I've been painting a lot of things gold lately and this one falls into the category of "why didn't I think of that?". Thanks so much for sharing.

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  39. The brass really dresses this table up. Wow, it's like a completely different piece. What an awesome little DIY!

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  40. No stinkin' way! That is so fantastic! I didn't even realize how much I loved the pattern on the table until it was sprayed with the brass metallic. Simply divine!! <3

    xoxo,
    Jen

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