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Make a Unique Side Table in 5 Minutes

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WHY DO THIS?


Whether your side tables tend to hold stacks of books and magazines, or they serve as a catchall for your electronics, they’re always convenient! But, they’re not always the style (or price) that fits your needs. If you’re in the market for a new side table, think DIY! This unique side table can be made in just five minutes.

5 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • spray paint (color of your choice)
  • wastebasket

How To:

Photo Credit: jennasue

  1. 1

    Find a wastebasket. Locate a nice looking, clean wastebasket that is at least knee height. If you don’t have an attractive wastebasket on hand, we like this option from Amazon. Tip: Choose a wastebasket material that can hold spray paint well and is sturdy (wire and wicker are both great).

  2. 2

    Flip it upside down. Turn the wastebasket upside down and inspect the bottom. Does it look like it can hold a couple of afternoon cocktails? Good! You want a side table with an even surface.

  3. 3

    Apply a coat of paint. Step outside or lay down a few sheets of newspaper, and then give your wastebasket a nice, even coating of spray paint. Note: Depending on the material of your wastebasket, it may need more than one coat.

  4. 4

    Set to dry. Allow your new wastebasket-turned-table masterpiece to fully dry before using it as an end table in your living room or a nightstand in your bedroom. That’s it!

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