fish's first ever serious project was our master bed.
then he made himself a workbench.
and to continue the Backwards Journey of Complexity:
the best part about this project: it cost us NOTHING!
we had a couple of these bar stools from our apartment-living days. there's no need for them here so they've just been collecting dust. i was going to drop them off at goodwill, but i'm SO GLAD i didn't!
fish shortened the legs...
...then removed the seat...
...and we were left with this portion:
...which i primed and then spray-painted high-gloss black.
fish made the tabletop with extra slat pieces that were left over from construction of the master bedframe. i painted them with a $2 oops! paint i bought a couple of months ago. it's a deep more-green-than-blue color that i don't think i ever would have chosen...but we both love it!
a few screws here, a few screws there and...VOILA!
...aaand here's our front porch before we had a place to set our coffee mugs:
add one table, stir, and...TA-DA!
we immediately set about enjoying our new table.
update for the 2013 summer: we brought the porch in over the winter of course. it then sat out again all summer and is holding up great!
psst! you can see all of fish's projects here!