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DIY Monday: From Phone Stand to Side Table

It’s time to start a few regular features here at Blue Collar, Black Tie, and the first theme is the venerable Do-It-Yourself project. Every Monday we’ll post a link to a project you can do at home for very little money and a reasonable amount of time.

Urban Outfitters' fake-vintage phone stand, $40.

Urban Outfitters’ fake-vintage phone stand, $40.

For our first project, we’ll rely on good old fashioned nepotism. Our firstborn, Ashley, whom you may remember from our DIY Wedding series, lives a thousand miles from Mom and Dad now, and is something of a whiz at the whole DIY thing. Recently, she found a vintage telephone stand (remember telephone stands? Remember big old telephones that needed stands?) and repurposed it as a magazine/book rack and side table that happens to look exactly like a faux-vintage reproduction that sells elsewhere for twice the price.

She describes the whole process on her personal blog, helpfully named “AshleyMacQ.com“.

Now that’s some good shopping.

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  1. quiltzyx/sue

    I have already recommended Ashley’s site to a friend who is house-hunting in New Zealand!

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