For the past few weeks, I have been cleaning out our garage to create a little corner to serve as my "art studio." My husband has reminded me that I will only be able to use this space for about 2, maybe 3, more months, and then it will be freezing for the next 6 months. Still I push forward, (And I have a plan for my "winter studio," but let's not get ahead of ourselves.)
In my studio, I needed a worktable. Something to use as a desk for blogging and also a spot to take photos of smaller works. A full studio tour will come later. For now, let's get to the table.
Since the space is, ahem, rustic, I needed something rustic and industrial-looking. I got the crazy idea that making my own table would be cheaper than buying one (not necessarily, I would soon learn), and it would make a good blog post. Since I began my venture into macrame, I've become more comfortable at the hardware store with trips to purchase copper pipe. What about a table made with pipes. So I googled pipe tables and found several DIYs, from House by Hoff, Designer Trapped, and Apartment Therapy. Looks simple enough. So I sketched a drawing and set off for Lowe's.
Of course, I brought measurements with me. Unfortunately I did not know what were the standard measurements for pipe and board. Learning as I go here. A year ago, I would have given up. Hardware stores made me itchy. But post-med me had her anxiety in check. I can do this. So...
I would return to Lowes (and Home Depot and Agway) several times before completing the table, which I am now sitting at. It is still not right, but it is close enough for now.
Join me tomorrow as I conclude the saga of my table.
who am I?
modern punch is me, Becky, mom of a kid and a dingo, wife for 20 years. I grew up on the Florida coast watching rockets launch from my backyard. Now I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes amongst the wonderful weirdos and waterfalls.
All opinions are my own. I am not an expert. I am not paid for anything. I have only one rule: don't be an asshole.