before and after, DIY

Before & After: My own brickmaker table

  1. Maria

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    excellent job, looks amazing!

  2. AmericanGypsy

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE IT! What a fantastic project. Honestly, it makes me want to spend all weekend at thrift stores. OH, I love that the man-den version of the table has a beer bottle sitting artfully on top of some type of spool and the remotes are even styled. Have to give your husband credit…that tablescape isn't half bad! Nice work, all!

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    wow- i LOVE this project! i am going to be on the lookout for a table like that. it would be perfect in my family room!

  4. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    wow- i LOVE this project! i am going to be on the lookout for a table like that. it would be perfect in my family room!

  5. Dayka (Life +Style)

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    don't you just LOVE the thrift store??? this table is great, and i love the treatment you added to the top. it looks like it's been there for decades. 🙂

  6. Scientific Housewife

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Great job!

  7. Lisa

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Fantastic! I've been dreaming about a similar coffee table for some time now and knew the only way to have one would be making my own. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. Elizabeth

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    That looks great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has ongoing projects scattered throughout the house.

  9. Emily

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    great job! Love the final looks!

  10. Bryn

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    You are so lucky to have a handy husband!!! I'm definitely the handy one in our marriage. But I can't complain, my husband is the chef.

  11. Megan Smart

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Great job! I love this! This kind of table would be perfect in my den!

  12. Shannon

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    haha I love the manly styling! And the tile pattern looks great!

  13. MyLittleHappyPlace

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    C.R.AZY that you knocked that out for less than 10 clams! It looks great!

  14. Anne-Marie (10 Rooms)

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    that is fantastic! really gorgeous..

  15. Anne-Marie (10 Rooms)

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    that is fantastic! really gorgeous..

  16. paula

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    oh my this is stunning! talk about a find!

  17. 1 Funky Woman

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    What a fantastic find for that price! The after is amazing!

  18. Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Wow! What a great job and find!! You should congratulate your husband on a great job styling 🙂

  19. Kristen

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    THAT IS AMAZING. great work! seriously…love it! 🙂

  20. Bailey@ peppermintbliss

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I am dying over the "manly" styling…

  21. The Brick Cottage

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Fabulous! I can't believe you scored it for $8.99! I will forever be impressed with your makeover's and diy projects.

  22. Amy

    June 17th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Great project! I do get what you mean about things lingering along…I should really finish up our Master Bathroom so I can show it off to you all-hah, us bloggers, too overcommitted and overstimulated! Love the finished project AND the #9 beer, that's one of our faves 🙂 *Amy

  23. Kathysue

    June 17th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Camilla, I just read your last three post and all I have to say is you need to rename your blog, The Classy-Clever-Creative Lady!!! Amazing!! Happy Thursday,Kathysue

  24. ~Mendie~

    June 17th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Love this! I would love to make something like this for our downstairs den someday! The paint was a needed touch!

  25. Hilary Dow-Ward

    June 17th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Excellent job! I actually like yours better. The wood on the top ce magnifique!
    Well done.

  26. Anne

    June 17th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    This is truly fantastic! I must admit I am quite jealous of your find and your excellent workmanship 🙂 My hubby and I were just discussing how to get some cool old wood b/c we've been so inspired by "Knock Off Wood's" design for a farmhouse table (thanks for the link to her site, btw).

  27. pam@pixelimpress

    June 17th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    super! the man version tablescape is missing one thing… a roll of duct tape. pam

  28. Suzanne

    June 17th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    WOW! That's a fantastic knock off! It looks really good~well done!

  29. Hirondelle Rustique

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Oh wow! That was quite a find! I love what you did with it!

  30. Claire Watkins, ASID allied

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    You are something else! Looks dynamite!

  31. LindsB

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Seriously, I need to come thrifting with you! You find the most amazing stuff!!

  32. cassie @ hi sugarplum!

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    GREAT project! and I love your wire basket of magazines.

    I want to white-wash an armoire….how do you know when you have the right ratio of paint to water? The wood is that raw southwest style, will it just soak in the water and leave paint only showing? (this is probably the dumbest question ever!)

  33. bazaarofserendipity

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Your hubby is the best! Always helping you with all your little projects! what a trooper! it turned out great as always!

    http://www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

  34. In the Tweeds

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    What a great end result!!! I love it!! And I second everyone's applause of your hubby and how he always helps with your projects

  35. Laura@JourneyChic

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    LOVE the way this looks! You are so great at seeing the potential in random thrift-store (or curb) finds.

  36. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    So happy you all liked it!

    You guys are giving Jon a huge head! 🙂 He is thrilled of course.

    He even made a point to tell me that he picked out that beer, because it orange in the label and he knew it would go with the color scheme he was going for.

    *Cassie for the ratio of white-washing you really just have to play around with it. We had a spare piece of wood that we tried different variations of and the formula that worked for us was with having a large amount of water, medium amount of stain and then just the smallest amount of white paint. I can't give you exact measurements, because I'm not sure of the size of your piece.

  37. Mackenzie {Design Darling}

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    camila, you've done it again. a brilliant diy project — and jon's styling was just the icing on the cake.

  38. Jennifer

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    very cool!

  39. Jules

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Oh my. The fact that he styled it the way he did is too cute for words. Great job!

  40. charm home

    June 18th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Wow, isn't it amazing how one person's trash can become another's major treasure!! Your table looks great. -c

  41. Alexandra Rae

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Love this! I've been MIA for a few weeks, okay maybe months (will post apologies and justifications on my blog, eventually). But, oh how I've missed YOUR blog. I love the cuteness of Jon styling his table. Tell him job well done.

  42. katrina berg

    June 18th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I adore it! You two make an incredible duo!

  43. Maggie Rose

    June 19th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    It looks so good! You certainly have the eye for finding the diamond in the rough. And nice job hubby on the tabletop! It looks totally original to the base.

  44. PS~Erin

    June 19th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    What a find! Great job updating it!

  45. Stephanie Sabbe

    June 19th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    you are awesome and this is an awesome project!!

  46. Hopeless Chest

    June 20th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Looks fantastic!

  47. Lissa @ After Adornment

    June 20th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Amazing! Great project. My husband wants the restoration hardware table but with that price tag it is a bit of a stretch…he will flip over this and we can start hunting for our own table base. Love It!

  48. Lindsey

    June 21st, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    That is awesome! What a clever way to get a Restoration Hardware table.

  49. nestegg

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:52 am

    You are unbelievable!!! Such a great project… Turned out fabulous! xoRH

  50. Hello Lover...

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Awesome – love this!

  51. prashant

    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    excellent job, looks amazing!
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  52. libertadvera

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:38 am

    what great project, i love the result, its beautiful but simple, i want a table just like this

  53. Deux Maison

    June 27th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    So inspired! Glad to have found you. We even blogged about you!
    http://deuxmaison.blogspot.com/2010/06/today-i-am-carpenter-wanna-be-carpenter.html

  54. Ticklish Moose

    July 3rd, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Really neat! I love a good upcycle story. 🙂

  55. Krista Marie

    July 3rd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    wow..it looks great! Linked today to it: http://thedabblingcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/07/idea-thief-cheap-sexy-brickmaker-table.html

  56. Kate Collins Interiors

    July 30th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Wow – love it! What a great find and to think of changing it to a brickmaker table was genius.

  57. Heather @ Southern State of Mind

    July 11th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Think I could borrow your hubby?!? This turned out so awesome!

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