Morning, everyone! Claire here, with a great little project to add interest and storage to any space. Remember two weeks ago when I asked for your opinion on which side table you liked the best? You all had so many wonderful suggestions, but in the end, the votes leaned in favor of design #1.  I’m so excited to share the final product today, with a few personal touches added in! Want to make your own? We’ve got the instructions after the jump.

  • plastic box/container (I wanted storage in my side table, so I used an Itso Cube from Target as the form)
  • branches (cotton wood gives the blonde wood effect)
  • spray paint
  • cork sheets
  • chop saw
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • table legs (vintage ones are inexpensive and easy to find on Etsy)
  1. First things first, find your branches! I went scavenging and found a cotton wood that had fallen in a neighbor’s yard.
  2. Spray paint the Itso Cube a color of your choice.
  3. Drill in the table legs to the bottom of your box.
  4. Hot glue cork to the sides and top of the box to make an even surface (I spray painted my cork gold for added interest).
  5. Use the chop saw to cut the branches into 3/4″ thick pieces.
  6. Lay out the varied cut pieces into the pattern of your choice.
  7. Hot glue all the pieces onto the cork on the two sides.
  8. Set down, fill up, and enjoy!

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