DIY Bed Table

My daughter is really good at finding things she wants for her room (and her own place again eventually). She likes to surf Pinterest, (don't we all?! 😏) and then she'll say we could build that mom...

"we" pfffttttt! WE!! That's a good one!

Usually, if I agree it turns out to be me while she watches for a while and then gets bored.

Well, a few days ago it was the same old song and dance except this time she actually went outside and hunted down wood that she thought would work for what she had in mind... then she got the screwdriver out and started removing the screws out of some old fence boards that she wanted to use.

Ffffiiiinnnneeee....😖

I agreed and we got to work. But this time I made her work for it!!

DIY Bed Table

What she saw was something along the lines of this.

DIY Bed Table
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We decided that we could make this with supplies that I had on hand and not have to buy anything!

We started with this fence panel leftover from when I had a new fence put up 3 years ago. It had been stored outside and was quite dirty so here she is spraying it off.

DIY Bed Table

We only needed two fence boards for this project and she chose to paint them black.

DIY Bed Table

Cheesy grin 😂

DIY Bed Table

We chose this big hunk of wood to use for legs. My dad brought it over when we were working on my shed but we ended up not using it. I think it's a header beam for a load-bearing wall perhaps.

DIY Bed Table

I was able to cut it with my chop saw but it was dicey if it was going to work!! Never fear though, the chop saw is a lifesaver, check out this post to see my other go-to tools: 11 Tools Every Girl Shop Needs.

We attached the fence boards with screws, 2 screws on each end of each fence board.

DIY Bed Table

Then since our fence boards were a little warped and didn't match up in the center, we added a 2"x4" center brace to help pull them together and even them out a little.

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

Then we just put it in place in her room! I tried to get some good pictures but her room is very small and very cramped. I did my best.

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

We left the legs natural for now but she wants to paint them with black glitter paint. I like them natural, what do you think?

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

DIY Bed Table

PIN ME!!