Friday, September 12, 2014

Nursery Project {Log side table}

One of the first images I pinned on Pinterest when I was working on my board for Aiden's nursery was a log turned into a side table. I knew instantly I wanted to make one for our nursery so with the help of my handy husband we made it happen and you can too!

Start by finding a log that is the right size for your side table. I measured my recliner to see what would be a good height log to put next to it.

Use a Draw shaving tool or hatchet to shave off the bark from your log.

Sand down the sides and if you want a distressed look sand the top as well.

Then add Polyurethane. We used 3 coats on the sides and 4 or 5 coats on top since liquids would be resting on it.

Last, we added felt pads on the bottom of the log so that the log wouldn't scuff up our hardwood.

I love how this project turned out and I've already used it several times as a spot to set my drink or my iPhone while I'm reading in the recliner. Not too much longer and I'll have my hands full...literally!
Linking up with Anne for Pin-to-Present!

16 comments:

Stephanie F said...

Wow what a great idea for a side table in the nursery. You must be getting so excited!

scrapperjen said...

Oh my goodness - this is FANTASTIC!!!

Anne said...

Oh, it's perfect! Once again jealous of your handy husband :) And I loooove Charley Harper board books. We have the colors one too.

Katie said...

I'm totally in love with this! I cannot wait to see the whole nursery :)

Katie said...

i love this!!!!! so so cute!!!

Erin LFF said...

So so cute!!! Loving all the sneak peeks of Aiden's room! :)

Leigh said...

Love how this turned out!

Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

Love this! I have one that is on our front porch and use it all the time. I also love love the fox and raccoon stuffed animals you have no the chair, where did you get them? I am not even expecting yet but I totally want to buy them for one day!!!!

Susannah said...

I love this!!!! I'm going to have to see if we have room for a log side table in our nursery! :-)

Katie Cook said...

love love love this!! I actually want to try it out!

Shea Sayers said...

Wow this is awesome!! I love how it turned out--and it's the perfect contrast against the soft, comfy chair.

Shelley said...

this turned out so good. i hope you'll post the whole nursery eventually, i'd love to see how it all came together!

Kristin said...

Such a cute idea! It turned out great!!!

Candy said...

My dad made me and my husband a log side table for our wedding. It has a little light inside it, and the light shines out through the natural knots and holes in the log. Yours is so clean and beautiful looking!

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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love it!! It looks so great, friend!

Lexilooo said...

Is that Moby Dick from the Baby Lit books? I LOVE that series, they are just darling! Love this side table!