Daydreams of Natural Spaces Part Two


| 4/20/2009 11:08:31 PM


Tags: Green Artist Spotlight, Daydreams of Natural Spaces, transforming space, salvaged furniture, eco-friendly furniture, hand crafted, living room, interior design,

Since the beginning of April when I moved into my new house, I have become more aware of furniture and successful living spaces. I carry a tiny sketchbook in my suitcase-sized bag just in case I see something interesting and want to incorporate it into my home. Although don’t have a detailed plan for my living room and kitchen, I want my space to fuses nature, specifically the beach and the mountains, and simple vintage-style items.

During one of my trips to antique shops, I found an old glass window at 5 Green Boxes, a locally owned, one-of-a-kind furniture and clothing store in Denver, Colorado. First I thought that it would make a great wall decoration, but after my bike ride home with the piece, I came to the conclusion that it would be a perfect end table. 

I found four unfinished 16-inch table legs with screws already in them from the local hardware store. I know I said I would buy things that were used or eco-friendly, but when I saw them, I fell in love with their simple design. I bought a light teal colored paint from Sherwin-Williams and watered it down to give a washed appearance. Here are the instructions for a window end table. I put tips and my measurements in italics.

 SN Window Table

Window end tableEstimated time: 30 to 45 minutes

Materials: old glass window and four legs




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