If there is any diy that accounts for all, then this is it. Its been a long desire of mine to work with wood but since I don’t have any necessary tools like a cordless drill for an instance ( which is in my wishlist ) I simply haven’t. But then IKEA released their new collection called VIKTIGT in collaboration with Ingegerd Råman of which I have secured a few good pieces. My first sight of this chopping board instantly hit me with an idea ” What if I could turn this chopping board into a plant stand or mini side-table?” My thoughts: “Hey, your hoarding plant habits requires of you to accommodate them with the best of conditions and their sitting on the floor is doing them no good and not to mention you can fill up that cozy corner with spot to hold some coffee and snack for a good afternoon read.
Now, of course without Pretty Pegs this idea wouldn’t have come to fruition. If you haven’t heard of them before you must check them out as they have an array of great looking pegs that fits with most IKEA furniture’s and more ( yes that’s how I know them , if you ask me)
Scroll down to the end to know how to make your own chopping board side table in a few quick steps.
Honestly, this project can be done by a 9th grader as it’s that easy ( yes, I am talking about my brother he was quite enthusiastic to give me a helping hand ). Every Pretty Peg comes with a handy instruction booklet so you don’t have to wonder how to get all of this together or check this page for the same . Behold, I am just following the instructions. Begin by screwing the bolt screws into your furniture legs with the help of a hex nut wrench leaving around a quarter of an inch unscrewed to be used to mount to your chopping board later.
This step depends on you, I choose to align the universal plates such that I made a square with sides equal to the measurement of that of universal plates’
With a pencil mark where the screws have to go. The trick to screwing the universal plates to the chopping board is to make a tiny hole with the help of a small four head screwdriver in advance to the actual action. Then you may go ahead and fit the screws in all of them holes. Easy peasy!
Now for the fun part of this project, mount your pretty pegs by twisting them in the designated hole and you are basically done.
Who would have thought that making a side table would be that simple and quick. Yes, this project took me around 30-40 minutes to complete sans the photography.
Thank you to Pretty Pegs for providing me with their product for this DIY.
Have you ever thought of converting a chopping board into a side table or a plant stand? Let me know in the comments sections below!