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Target Summer Basket Becomes a Chic Side Table

Don’t you just love Target clearance!  It’s the best!  I just happened to be there a day this summer when they must have just marked down a lot of summer decor items.  I did show some restraint, but this wicker basket (and a few other things) did come home with me.  I knew it could make a great summertime end table in the living room!

I really needed a small table for beside the sofa.  I like to sit there at night and read, so I needed a table for a lamp.   

This basket turned upside down formed the base for a small wicker table.

I used wood I had on hand to make the top.  Mark cut two boards to size and used the Krig Jig to join the two pieces of wood together.  I stained the wood with a custom mixture of  Rustoleum Weathered Gray and Minwax Provincial.  

Then for some detail – I purchased these simple brass brackets for a couple dollars at Lowe’s  and attached one to each corner.  I am really liking the look of brass with gray lately! 

When you are looking for a piece of accent furniture, don’t forget to look at unconventional pieces AND always check the Target clearance aisles!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Oh, I love your new side table. How creative Doreen. Sharing your project on facebook today!

Shannon Fox

Thursday 6th of August 2015

So Cute!! Really caught my eye and had to pop over for the details :)Love it!!

the cape on the corner

Thursday 6th of August 2015

great idea, it's the perfect table!b


Thursday 6th of August 2015


You go girl! I love the texture of the basket and the top looks so pretty!

Happy day!karianne


Thursday 6th of August 2015

What a great idea- so creative and it looks awesome!!