And while it has been more efficient for one of us (mostly my husband) to run the table saw while the other person supports the wood (mostly me) while building our fireplace facade, I couldn't resist trying out the saw for a little project of my own. I'm a lot more comfortable with table saws than circular saws anyway, probably because it reminds me of fond memories helping my dad build stuff in the garage growing up. Also, it helps that the saw blade is stationary, and I don't have to worry about it flying out of my hand like with a circular saw!
But it had been many, many years since I'd operated a table saw, so for my first solo project, I started small, with a little rustic tray for our downstairs bathroom counter top. I modeled it after this tutorial, but tailored the dimensions to hold the three apothecary jars I wanted to place in the tray. Just some scrap wood we had in the garage, a few passes through the table saw (using a push stick to keep my fingers safe when cutting narrow widths), some glue, nails and wood stain, and I had a little custom sized rustic tray (check out the tutorial I linked in for instructions). I even spruced it up further by adding some little green knobs to the sides.
All accessorized in the bathroom, next to the still unpainted door frame and yet to be filled mirror frame.
My husband thinks it's silly, but I thought the mints in an apothecary jar would be a nice touch for guests using the bathroom. And it doesn't hurt that they're green to match the color scheme!
Of course, if I showed you a zoomed out photo of our downstairs bathroom, you'd see that we've still got a little bit of work to do, what with a caulk gun and other miscellaneous tools on the other side of the vanity. The weekend after next is blocked off for finishing things up in there though!
And we have been making progress when it comes to other accessories. I got this cute cubby shelf that needs to be hung on the wall above the toilet. I love the little white numbers on the shelves and how they tie in with all of the white trim and beadboard in the room, and can't wait to fill the shelves once it's mounted.
Plus, the stool from my original bathroom inspiration post, from all the way back in July, is finally in its new home in the corner. It will be stacked with some fluffy white towels soon enough!
And I've been working on finding art for the walls. I found this fun canvas wrap at World Market, for half off. $64.99 for a 40" x 30" piece is a great deal, and it will perfectly fit the space on the wall behind the door. The green is a close match to our wall color, the grey goes well with our floor tile, and the blues will give a nice contrast when up against our green walls. I can't wait to hang it!
Have you ever used a table saw before? Or done any accessorizing around your house lately?