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Magnolia My Way // DIY Hanging Side Tables

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If you’ve watched Fixer Upper for some time, you may have noticed how Joanna loves to incorporate hanging side tables in bedrooms. I thought the idea was brilliant because it’s fun and unique. Unlike traditional side tables, this type is out of my toddler’s reach so she isn’t able to swipe all my table top contents onto the floor which is a big plus.

The pin below is from Joanna’s Kids Room Pinterest board and shows the hanging side tables she created for the bedroom her daughters share.

 

 

The trays pictured, previously available from Magnolia Market, were listed at $45 for a small one and $75 for a large one – not an amount I could justify spending.

 

To make my side tables from trays, I purchased the following items:

To make the table, I followed these steps:

  1. Paint the tray
  2. Screw the hook into the ceiling
  3. Hang the rope over the hook to determine where the tray should hang
  4. Cut the rope, wrap it around the handles a few times and tie it in a knot
  5. Enjoy your hanging side table!

The whole project was just under $35 for both side tables – much less than the trays Magnolia was advertising.

*NOTE* This concept is more pretty than practical – you may have to add more rope to help balance your table depending on what you will place on it.

 

 

Previously, we used the Lack side table by Ikea because how can you say, “No” to a side table for $7.99?

However, we added a foam mattress topper to our mattress which meant we were reaching down quite a bit to access the table. Our new side tables are much pretty, easier to reach and best of all, we didn’t have to bust our budget to create them!

What are your favorite DIY projects on a budget?

 

 

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Magnolia My Way // Intro

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With the boom produced by Fixer Upper present in all things interior design it seems that everyone wants a piece of the pie. What used to be the boring (at least in my opinion) and male dominated territory known as the home improvement store, now receives a steady influx of women who possess a wide array of knowledge when it comes to design and decor, thanks to Chip and Jo. The Gaines duo has tackled Waco’s worst, written a book, opened a highly successful home goods store, produced their own magazine and is even opening a restaurant. To say, “Everything they touch turns to gold,” would be a massive understatement.

As a fan of the show myself, I have fallen in love with Joanna’s eye for detail which is patent in every area of Magnolia’s marketing. Hospitality is a Biblical command for all believers and I’ve seen Joanna fulfill it countless times over the 4 seasons of the show and through the care she’s invested in Magnolia Market.

 

I’ve really enjoyed “fixing up” or decorating our home with my own unique style to make it both fun and functional for everyday use. The biggest challenge I’ve had that you may also experience is how to do the same when on a budget. I’ve noticed on Fixer Upper how Joanna loves to take ordinary objects and turn them into something unique and beautiful which has inspired me to do the same as I care for and decorate my home.

Unlike the individuals on the show, my husband and I are renters so that is a game changer. Rather than seeing renting as a limit, however, I like to see it as an opportunity for creativity. We also have a one year old so certain ideas that require more time and money simply don’t make sense for us in this season. With this criteria in mind, I’ve worked hard to make our home pretty and practical and I’d like to share with you four of the projects I’ve completed to do so. Be sure to follow along over the next four weeks as I share simple and affordable DIY projects to spruce up your space.

 

What unique design challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?

 

 

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