Needing a little lift….

Awhile back. we swapped out our end tables.  We’d been using some antique round tables that were Dan’s grandma’s.  They’re pretty. And in good shape. But they are tall and round.  We’d been using them for years and I was ready for a change.

While I was hoping for a new look, I wasn’t ready to spend a great deal of money. So I shopped around my house (and garden!). I wondered if it would be crazy to use some barn wood tables that I use on my porch and in my yard. I cleaned them off and dragged them indoors. They seemed like shrinky-dinks compared to the old ones that towered over the arm of the couch.  But after doing some research on side tables, they were really close to the correct height of a side table!!

I figured it was a safe way to try out the size before buying new ones.  But I have actually grown to like the look! The color of the weathered wood has a nice gray tone to it. And since I already owned the tables, I didn’t have to spend a dime! I love a free update!

After living with the new {old} end tables, they still seemed a bit short to me.  I wondered if some casters would fix my issue! So after shopping both Lowes and Home Depot, I found some that would do the trick for only $2.50 each.

A few minutes later, the tables received a much needed lift!

 Now the end tables are about three inches higher and the size seems just right!

Plus, they casters look kid of fun!!

{And we didn’t get rid of the antique tables.  They were just relocated to other rooms in the house!}


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  1. They look so perfect! Wow, what a difference!

  2. Love it – really waiting for you to be bored and show up at my house…I could share some of my do it yourselfers and you could be a new eye for me…

  3. I love how they turned out. It really was a great idea…just thought I’d try to help you be frugal…put Harbor Freight on your list…they have stuff like castors really inexpensively…

  4. How perfect! I love this look and casters are always a great idea in my book. Congratulations on making such a thrifty change that is so cool! I found you at At The Picket Fence. Hope you’ll stop in and see me at Quirky Vistas some time.

  5. I love the new look and the fact that you found them in your house! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday 🙂

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