I wanted a sleek look for my entry hallway, but didn’t want to spend money on an new console table. I saw in a magazine, (metropolitan home or interior design magazine, I can’t remember which) this idea of cutting furniture in half for smaller spaces. They cut a narrow side table in half and mounted it on the wall for a slim hallway. Which got me thinking…..

I had an old round dining table in the basement that was a bit banged up that I had been meaning to refinish. Since it was designed to expand for leaves, it made this project a snap. I flipped it over, removed the hardware, and voila, I had my half of a table.

One side was in pretty good shape, so I left the original stain and just touched up the minor scratches with some stain I had. The other half was pretty dinged up, so if I end up using that half I’ll have to paint it. Thinking it would be perfect mini-table for my daughter’s tiny EIK.

I then picked up two “L” shaped shelf brackets from the hardware store and screwed them into the bottom of the table and then secured them to the wall.

So for the cost of some shelf hardware (about $10), I’ve got an elegant and functional table. It looks great and fits the space perfectly.