Let's break it!!
The first step was simply to unscrew the parts that were screwed into other parts. So easy. I was a little worried about the weird pull out shelf things that you can see in the top section of the picture above, but they came right off.
We decided we liked the overall footprint of the table as it was, so we are going to re-use the top and the legs. However, there are a few problems with the newest member of our furniture family:
1. It's a frilly, swoopty, swirly design that is far too stuffy for our tastes and the rest of our decor.
2. It's an occasional table which means its too short to be used as a vanity as is.
Not to worry, we are redesigning the shape of the legs a little so they can be seamlessly extended. See Jay using a chisel and hammer to pop off the swoopty part below.
In case nothing I just said made any sense, here's a really sweet plan for you.
I'm thinking of painting it blue to tie in with this really amazing painting I have of Mt Kilimanjaro. That's a bit down the road for now though. Back to destruction!!
Unfortunately we couldn't re-use the boards for the sides because they aren't big enough. Off to the excellent woodworking shop Rockler to grab a few new poplar boards on sale! Yeah we actually have a Rockler! There's only a few stores in the country. Hooray big cities. Of course you can check out their extensive inventory on-the-line. (Note, I don't personally find this exciting but Jay wanted to make sure you guys knew about it).