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Repurposed Furniture: Acrylic Side Table

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I have an instant repurposed furniture idea for you today – one that I saw Miss Kris create and loved so much that I had to do it myself.

It is a simple way to repurpose an acrylic craft store frame and the legs from a TV tray.  When placed together you get one glam and affordable piece of furniture for your home.

Chic side table made using an acrylic box frame. Easy DIY that can be done in minutes. Table can be permanent or a temporary addition to a room for entertaining when more table surfaces are needed. #DIYtable #tabledecor #repurposedfurniture #repurposedframes #chicdecor

Acrylic or lucite furniture is pretty trendy and hip. It works well with modern furnishings as well as in more traditionally styled rooms.

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Adding a clear piece of furniture to a small room is one way to lessen a cluttered look since the clear acrylic creates the illusion of more space since it is see through.

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Finding an affordable way to get the look makes this easy repurposing idea WIN/WIN all around.

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When the frame is placed over the top of the stand – it stops the stand from collapsing and creates an instant table.  No attaching with screws needed.

Tres Chic!

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I used the legs of the black TV tray table above to make my clear acrylic side table. The stand in the bottom of the photo could be used also. I found it at the thrift store.  Laundry sorters could be used or any metal or wood stand that has legs that cross.

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Crafts stores sell the clear acrylic box frames.

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I found the brass corners at my local hardware store.

supplies needed:

  • 4 decorative 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ brass corners – I found them at the hardware store. 4 are included  in one package.
  • 1 Acrylic box frame – 16″ x 20″
  • Clear Glue
  • Folding legs from a TV tray table or laundry sorter
  • 100 grit sandpaper
  • Chase 8-1/2-Ounce Brilliant Finish Metallic Spray Enamel, 24-Karat Gold Spray Paint

1.  Sand surface of TV tray table legs with 100 grit sandpaper.  Clean off grit with a damp rag.  Let dry.  To learn how I get a perfect finish using spray paint check out these spray painting tips & tricks.

2. Spray paint the legs gold. Use light, long sweeping strokes. Reapply a second and third coat every 5 minutes until evenly covered. Let dry.  I used this 24 Kt Gold spray paint. This is the best gold spray paint I have ever used. I used the silver on the towel bars in my kitchen.

The gold sprayed on smooth and easy.  I found it at AC Moore, but you can buy it on Amazon.

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3.  The brass corners have holes so you can screw them onto the corners of wood boxes and or trunks.  Since I was going to glue the brass corners to the frame and not screw them in, I needed to find a way to fill the holes.  What I found worked was to snip the head of the screw off with wire cutters.

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4. I put a dab of clear glue under each hole, then dropped the screw head over the holes on the top side of each hole.  Let glue dry.

5. Glue each brass corner to the top side corners on the acrylic frame. Let dry.

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6. Place the frame over the painted stand and VOILA!  A chic and modern table that can be set up just about anywhere in your home.

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Need more repurposed furniture ideas?  Check out the table I made using a garden urn.

Look what else you can repurpose and make with an acrylic frame: A Bar Tray

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Chic side table made using an acrylic box frame. Easy DIY that can be done in minutes. Table can be permanent or a temporary addition to a room for entertaining when more table surfaces are needed. #DIYtable #tabledecor #repurposedfurniture #repurposedframes #chicdecor

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43 Comments

  1. So clever! I have used acrylic frames as trays but inverting it on a stand is so creative! Love the touch of the brass corners. Thanks for feeding my creative side!

    Best,

    Elaine
    OMG Lifestyle Blog

  2. I love it! I’ve had a hankering for brass lately and this gives me the kick in the butt I need to do something – gorgeous!