New Side Tables for Our Living Room!!!

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It was time to get rid of the little cheapy black plastic tables we were using, which were originally in the basement of our old house.  As I've said before, I hate to buy something when I know I can make it.  HA!  So, here they are!  

These are made from 2 x 4's and 2 x 2's (I always rip my own 2 x 2's down from 2 x 4's).  I finished these with Varathane Dark Walnut stain and Rustoleum's Triple Thick Poly.  I added the metal brackets to the corners for a final touch, which I spray painted with Rustoleum's Metallic Oil-Rubbed Bronze.  I had originally planned on painting the screws after attaching the brackets, but decided I liked them silver better.  :)

I think overall, these probably cost me around $10-$15 each, and they look gorgeous in our living room!!!