Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Copper tubing side table

Hey! I'm doing a series of summer DIYs over at design*sponge and the first one came out today. It's the first time I've done some serious home projects (serious for me anyway). I have a serious fixation on copper plumbing tubing right now so I incorporate it into a few projects. First one up is this side table for my new studio. Guess who learned to use a drill for it? Yup! It gave me an "I can do anything in this world" now attitude. Build a house? no biggie, coming right up. No, in all seriousness, learning to use a drill has changed my life. I need to give a big shout out to my downstairs neighbor, Sebastian, who so patiently walked me through these projects and directed me on how to make it feasible. PLUS, he has every single tool you could possible need/want (including one to bend metal! oh yeah, good times ahead) so thank you! Also, thank you for letting Hilda and I come crash your dinner to get some good shots of the table in your beautiful house. And once again, a gold medal to Hilda for your amazing patience, ideas, and support as I tried doing 5 DIYs in one day especially in the midst of moving :(. And one last shout out to my friend Anna who came to the rescue with engineering advice. I wish she could perch on my shoulder and direct me on a daily basis.
For the full instructions, go here.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat 

11 comments:

Igor Josifovic said...

Super cute & such a great idea!! And very trendy - I see copper everywhere recently!

caroline @trend-daily said...

Totally agree with Igor Miss B!!! Just commented on this over on Design Sponge-so clever. Brilliant! :-)

Kisha Hammond said...

Perfect little table! I stand in front of the copper tubing at Home Depot all the time and say Oooohhhhh, What can I do with this?!?!? Clever as always,my darling girl!

Emily said...

Oh wow! It's great, Brittany! I love that copper color with the neon. Great combo. I also love that you have a Sebastian. I have one too - he's who I call whenever I need someone who takes better photos than me!

Deepa said...

Really loving copper right now (I'm thinking of painting some chair legs copper) so I'm loving this DIY!

Traveling Mama said...

This is so cool! You can come do DIYs at my house anytime! :-)

Alicia said...

This is such a great idea! simple and beautiful, very inspiring!

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Congrats on the D*S column! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

rubi said...

so cute! stanton made us a desk and a clothing rack out of copper pipes when we moved into our current apartment. i love them!

modern night stands said...

Super cute I love this idea

Matt Hardy said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.
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