Before & After: A Terrific Tulip Tabletop Switcheroo

Before & After: A Terrific Tulip Tabletop Switcheroo

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 6, 2011

There are folks in the home decor world that are easy to get crazy-mad jealous of, because of their keen design capabilities and their ability to always find the best deals that you are SURE you would never find in your area. Daniel of Manhattan Nest is just that lucky, talented type. His new tabletop switch out is praiseworthy and will have you canvasing the streets for abandoned treasures to drag home!

Even if you don't follow Manhattan Nest, you've seen Daniel's work around these parts in the past. We featured his bedroom makeover, the most amazing felt upholstered bed project, and a dresser to desk transformation that will literally hurt your brain it's so awesome.

This time around he scores a sweet tulip-ish table base for a ridiculous (see: hate worthy) price of $45. The square top wasn't exactly awesomesauce so like any good diy-er he attempted to remedy the situation himself. The cut his square top into a circle and applied banding and the result wasn't quite what he was looking for.

Things were bleak and although he had priced having a top custom made, the bids on such things were ridiculously high. One day while headed to the subway he stumbled upon this top for free. A cab ride later and it was home and he has a perfect little set up for a ridiculously low price. Even if he had to hustle back to catch the next train, it was totally worth the run around!

Check out the full process of his transformation over at Manhattan Nest

Image: Manhattan Nest

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