DIY_Crate Table

DSC_1234 Since I had already tackled my closet as part of my spring cleaning (see my video if you missed it), I had to move on to another part of my room.

I had plans for this entire quarter to build an elaborate table for my room, and even saved this piece of plywood, but time just never seemed to permit. But today when I finished my finals (!) it was the first thing I got done...but by a little faster route.

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Like I said I had saved this piece of plywood for a while now. I got in from the shop yard of my school's wood shop--aka it was free. It's a great place for people like me. As for the crates, I first walked down to two antique shops next to my house looking for some cool vintage ones, but at $40 a pop, I passed. I picked up these two wooden crates at Michael's today instead and just set the wood on top. Easy. Done.

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The reason I wanted open crates was so they could double as storage. Since I set my record player on top of the table, I stored my records in one of the crates which I really like the look of. I'm using the other one for my camera gear, which I need access to daily!

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Remember the pipe and flange lampI made a while back? I wanted to display it on this table as well. However, I broke the lightbulb recently, so for now, its working as a great hat rack!

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Finally, I set my long mirror on top of the table. This wasn't part of my original plan, but it now lets me see my full outfit without having to kneel down (a fashion bloggers dream!). It also adds some nice height to the space!

I hope you enjoyed this little storage DIY--I wanted to share it because its such a fast storage solution that also shows off your personality at the same time.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with an outfit post to show you what I wore to dinner with my friends!

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I'm back from my roadtrip to LA--I had such a blast! I met up with 4 of my best friends from home to enjoy the holiday weekend together.

On our first day, we hit up Amoeba Records. It's become one of our go-to places in Hollywood, and one of my favorite record stores because the prices are actually reasonable and the selection is amazing.

I love this photo of Jake and I! I'm wearing my DIY Unif-inspired tee (see my tutorial here ), a camel colored skater skirt from Forever 21, Steve Madden studded combat boots, a cheetah print bag from Cotton On, and my favorite Forever 21 sunnies.

I always come home with awesome finds--I can't wait to add these patches to my favorite vests!

We also had to walk over to Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo, because for as many times as I have been to LA, I had never seen it in person! Here's Jamie and I cheesin it outside in front of the huge mural.

I threw on this cross knit sweater from Forever 21 when it got cold.

Later in the day we headed to another one of our favorite spots, the Santa Monica pier and then shopped at night! I love shopping in Santa Monica because the outdoor mall is really fun. I picked up two cute rings from Brandy Melville while I was there.

thanks so much for reading--I'll hopefully be doing another post/haul soon about my trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Flea Market with my friends BP and Courtney. For now, I'm totally swamped working on my studio project as we get close to the end of the quarter, but expect it in the future! xo, Paige