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. …………………….. the before IMG_7512 IMG_7568 ………………………… the after     IMG_7536 IMG_7538IMG_7558IMG_7565 IMG_7529   IMG_7571 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?


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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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