I built the skinniest console ever.
This is one model size console, tall (counter height at 34″) and skinny (9″ wide), ready for the runway.
The was the problem – Hubby comes home and unloads all his stuff – cell phone, wallet, keys, coins, blackberry, loose notes, etc.
(This is why women carry handbags.)
I was tired of looking at the Hubby stuff, he needed a place to put all his goodies.
Now Hubby has three baskets to call his own.
(Click here for my post on how to make the wire baskets.)
Here’s a few progress shots of the build:
All pieces cut (I used mostly scrap wood, from a Freecycler friend and spent $3 on one 2x2x8)
Top and drawer openings assembled. (The top is screwed on from the underside to avoid having screws visible on the beautiful distressed surface.)
Legs on and bottom shelf added, ready to sand.
Painted legs red to even the playing field. (The undercoat on the scrap wood was red so I wanting the legs to blend in with the other pieces.)
Painted everything (except top and shelf) two coats Behr off white.
Sanded to distress.
Stained everywhere Minwax dark walnut.
One coat clear satin poly on painted parts.
Clear waxing paste on top and shelf.
The bottom shelf adds character and weight to the console.
Here’s the space before:
A much better fit and clearly more functional for our needs.