It is official. We now feel pretty settled in our new location. Thankfully no huge disasters have appeared to get in our way. One of the best things that we have encountered with our new store . Is that the surrounding local businesses have been extremely welcoming and supportive. They have really made our transition from being strictly an online boutique to both an online boutique and a physical boutique. One of ease and delight.
When it came time to decorating our store. I decided on a few different key elements that I would like to use. The first and most important element I wanted to keep in mind was simplicity. I thought keeping things relatively simple would allow me to make the store feel more roomy, comfortable, clean, and trendy. This desired element lead me to the Industrial Style. I love this style in particular because it is made up of very easy to follow designs. In order to cut expensive and add a little more me into the store. I personally made a lot of our displays/furniture. While at the time of assembling my displays/furniture it felt like a never ending pain in my back side. I am extremely happy with the outcome.
So today I thought I would share my display tables as a DIY.
Like I mentioned above. Simplicity was the main running theme for my displays. The easiest and quickest way I came up with to make the actual table tops for the displays. Was to purchase already cut common boards from the hardware store. Before any assembling was started I made sure to stain each piece of board that I was planning on using. That was afterwards all that I would need to do was a few simple touch ups.
Here's a list of what you need. Remember the size of everything is up to you and what you want. Although if your curious I have included the sizing that I went with.
(3 5feet long 1 foot wide) Common Boards
Stain of your choosing or Paint
Steel or Iron plumbing pipes (Table Legs)
Steel or Iron plumbing pipe connectors
When you first purchase your pipes you will realize that they are going to need a really good scrubbing. All i had to do was use hot water and dish soap to get the stick stuff off. With a bit of elbow grease. I am happy to say that my pipes were sparkling clean.
I wanted my tables to be 2 broads in width. To ensure that they were stable and sturdy. I purchased a third board, cut in into thirds, and place two of the pieces at the end. They are positioned right where the table legs connect to the table top.
I painted my table legs black. I also used different sized pipes to create the look I wanted as well as the height that I wanted.
I found this to be an extremely easy DIY. I will admit that I had trouble translating the vision inside of my head into a reality, but once I knew I was on the right path. I was full steam ahead. Until I was left with these beautiful Industrial Styles display tables.
On Wednesday I will share with you how I made our clothing racks.
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