DIY Copy Cat Nesting End Table - Part 2

Pin It Last weekend, I built the larger table of the two nesting tables.  Find the link here.

During the week, I finished it with a weathered finish.  And you can find that link here.

So, now I finished the smaller of the two tables.

Here is the finished set.


You might notice I tweaked the color of the smaller table.  For some reason, I didn't want them to be too matchy matchy.  I did use the same distressing technique, but I just used a color a shade lighter.

This little table is such a simple project.  Cut four legs.
 Cut four cross boards.  Nail them together.

 And cut and install the top. 


Cut all the pieces, nailed together...

Filled holes and sanded.

Painted (without primer) and let dry overnight.  Roughed it up with the sander.


Used the stain to glaze.


And here it is with it's larger friend.







Thank you for your kind words on the finish.  I hope you like the completed set.

Take care,

Karen




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40 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love the color!

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  2. No way you built those!!! Absolutely amazing :D The color and finish are perfect!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  3. that looks fabulous! love the color and love that you made them nesting tables- so sweet!

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  4. Nesting tables are so useful. I have two sets we purchased while living overseas. Harder to find in the US. Your mini tutorial is great-shows anyone could make a cute set. Your colors are sweet, a great break from stained wood tones. Thanks for sharing

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  5. It looks fantastic! Love the build, love the finish, love it all! Great work

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  6. Thank you Cassie for another great link party.

    Jeannine, yes they are so simple to build anyone could do it. Thank you for your kind words.

    Awwww, thanks Brooke....thank you so much! :)

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  7. Just seeing your blog for the first time at Primitive and Proper. I am so impressed that you made these tables! And I like how you made them a little different and not so matchy - it gives them each some character of their own. Well, now I am heading over to see part one! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  8. I'm glad you like the table. Thank you for your sweet comment.

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  9. Girl... I have one word for you: STICKER!

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  10. Love the color and finish! AND you built them?! You go girl!

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  11. Woo hoo! Sticker!!! :) Thanks for the kind words ladies.

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  12. Did you use a router on the edges? I love the way they look!

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  13. Yes, I used a router. It was the first time I used one and I loved the result. It was actually very easy to use.

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  14. So cute and love the colour!

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  15. Just saw these on Knock Off Decor and wanted to come by and tell you what a great job you did! I actually like your versions better than the original! Great job!

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  16. Wickedly awesome Karen! Great DIY project. Following your blog now.I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

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  17. Thank you so much Kristin. Your comment made my day :)

    Thanks for the invitation Beth. I'll be there in just a bit to share.

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  18. I just want to let you know that I'll be featuring your tables tomorrow on my blog... Feel free to visit and button up ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. Oh my goodness...those turned out so good. I'm impressed. Love the color, too. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {I'm a new follower.} :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for letting me know. I linked to your site. I'm also following you now. Nice blog :)

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  21. They look fantastic! I have been looking for wood nesting tables (I have Ikea glass ones, but they are too modern looking)....I never had considered making my own. Your tutorial makes it look very doable. :)

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  22. Thanks Erin. Yes, very easy and very doable, not to mention very inexpensive.

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  23. Thanks for linking this up to my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Hope to see more from you this coming Saturday.

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  24. Thanks for a great tutorial!!!! Its such a nice set you have made :D
    Ive been looking to buy some nesting tables, but this has really tempted me to build them myself :) As a newbie d.i.y-er im a bit daunted with the nail gun - what kind did you use? There seems to be lots of different versions out there :S

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  25. You're welcome for the tutorial. I hope you consider building a set.

    I use a Porter Cable Pancake Compressor combo set. I have since added additional nail guns (framing & wood flooring) to use with it, but you can start out with a set like this - http://www.portercable.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=20656 I've had my set for just about ten years and it hasn't failed me yet. Plus, the price was very reasonable.

    You can also use the Kreg system (for your drill) for constructing the frames & you can face nail/countersink the tops into the frames.

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  26. Great job actually building that! I love how it turned out:)

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  27. these are absolutely stunning! great work, and fabulous finish! heart them...

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  28. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words.

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  29. Great post and awesome tutorial! They turned out just lovely too. I've got this linked to my accent tables post as well today, for inspiration!

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  30. Hey Karen, I'm visiting from Julia's blog and I immediately fell in LOVE with this table from your header pic! Gorgeous! I love love looove the turquoise, so bright and bold :)

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  31. I love this side table! What colors did you use to paint the tables?
    Thanks!

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  32. Gem Turquoise (500B-4) is the color of the larger table. Embellished Blue (510D-4) is the smaller one. Both are Behr paint colors.

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  33. I posted these on Pinterest 12 hours ago and it already got repinned 47 times! Great job!

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  34. http://pinterest.com/pin/220535712973015297/

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  35. @Debbie Thank you so much for pinning it Debbie. There was a ton of traffic over the weekend from your pin. Thank you!!!

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  36. What a great job you did. Design wise, that's a brilliant idea. I love the color choices. It kinda reminded me of some of the antique office furniture in nyc I saw during my visit there.

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