DIY Modern Entryway Table

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This modern entryway table is a quick and inexpensive project almost anyone can do. If you have a drill and screws, you can do it. In one day.

Anna Elyce Smith Creating modern, livable, lovable homes for budgets big + small. Denver, CO + beyond.

This is what I hoped to accomplish. I envisioned a clean, simple entryway table that’s functional  and modern. (via pinterest)

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I spent $21 on the boards. Three 1 x 2’s  and three 1 x 4’s. Home Depot cut the larger pieces for me. At home, I cut the smaller pieces to make two rectangles.

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I drilled pilot holes and used wood glue. Pilot holes are necessary since this type of wood splinters easily.diy modern entryway table

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Next, I glued together the pieces for the top.

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After I sanded and smoothed the pieces with 80 grit sand paper, I painted the legs a semi gloss black (leftover paint).

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I flipped the top upside down and attached the rectangles with three screws.

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Next, I attached the two horizontal pieces to the bottom of the table. Same process: pilot holes, glue,  2 inch screws.

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I sealed the top with two coats of General Finishes Satin Polyacrylic. This poly is fast drying, non-yellowing, and water based.

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I like the dark and natural wood color contrast.

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If you want or need a modern entryway table, I hope you will try this simple tutorial.

Hope you’re all enjoying summer. If you want to keep up with all my projects, follow along on Instragam and Facebook.

Have a great week! xo Sabine

hyperbiotics® – Health begins in the gut

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Nature Made

Living a healthy and active life is very important to me. It’s a lifestyle, for sure.  A routine… like brushing my teeth. This lifestyle gives me energy, good mood, and a positive outlook on life. Part of my healthy routine is working out, eating healthy (80% of the time) and taking supplements. I don’t overdo it with supplements. After all, your nutrients should come from “real” food.  One particular supplement I’ve taken for years – probiotics. Here’s why.

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Did you know that everything from your energy levels, weight, mood, digestion, skin health, gums, teeth , joints, brain and heart health depends on the good flora within your gut environment? Yes, it’s a fact. Almost all of our bodily systems rely on a healthy balance of good bacteria to function at their best.

Unfortunately, highly processed and sugary foods, the overuse of antibiotics, and toxins in the environment, threaten the friendly flora intended to keep us well.

By taking an effective probiotic supplement, we can replenish the good bacteria and give our body the support it needs.

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But not all probiotics are made the same.

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Cremeschnitte

Cremeschnitte

Growing up in Germany, Cremeschnitte was my favorite dessert. It’s a perfect combination of puff pastry, pudding, whipping cream, and chocolate. There are lots of different recipes circulating on the internet for this dessert, but this is how I remember my favorite Cremeschnitte.

 

Ingredients:

1 package of puff pastry (usually comes with two sheets)

3  3.4 oz vanilla pudding packages

16 oz whipping cream ( adding sugar is optional)

chocolate chips

milk for pudding

coconut oil to melt the chips

flour for dusting the rolling pin

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Start with frozen puff pastry. Defrost the pastry (read directions on the box) and roll it a bit thinner and longer.

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Poke the dough with a fork. This will keep it from getting too poofy in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, or until dough is golden brown.

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Well, my dough still came out a bit poofy. That’s ok.

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I pressed with a spoon to “deflate” the dough. Bake the second dough. Prepare vanilla pudding and beat the whipping cream.

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Place one puff pastry in the dish in which you want to prepare your Cremeschnitte. Top with vanilla pudding and whipping cream. Place in the fridge.

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Melt some chocolate chips with coconut oil and spread over second dough. When the chocolate is firm, cut the dough into squares. Pre-cutting the top dough makes it easier to scoop out the Cremeschnitte. Place the dessert in the fridge for about 2 hours or overnight.

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Have you ever tried Cremeschnitte?