Today I introduce a quick-and-easy DIY to make a couch armrest table. Weekends and evenings are made for cuddling on the couch, watching Romantic Comedies under a fluffy blanket and drinking your favourite hot drink. As wonderful as drinking hot beverages are, you need to put it down once in a while. On my couch, a cup would never stay upright due to the puffy nature of the padding and material, I hated getting up to put it on the table. If you know the struggle of laziness then I am here to help you.
What you will need for this DIY
- Measuring tape
- Wood – your choice of wood. For this project I used chipboard available from Builders Warehouse or Builders Express.
- Sand paper
- Wood Primer
- Paint of your choice – I used Plascon Velvaglo.
- Paintbrush or foam roller
- Screw Driver
- Wood Screws
Step-by-step instructions for the couch armrest table
- 1. Measure the width of the armrest of the couch using the measuring tape.
- 2. Get 3 pieces of wood cut in squares (dependent on the measurements that were taken on your couch) – I asked the shop to cut the pieces of wood for me which saved a lot of time.
- 3. Sand the edges down prior to painting and wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any leftover sawdust.
- 4. Prime the wood with wood primer paint – let it dry overnight.
- 5. Paint 1 – 2 layers of your coloured paint – let dry overnight again.
- 6. Mark where the screws will go. On the top piece of wood, I placed two screws per side – placed 3cm from the edge and 0.8cm in from the edge (this measurement is determined by measuring half of the width of the wood of the down pieces)
- 7. Measure the side pieces – 3cm from the edge and half of the width of the wood.
- 8. Drill pilot holes in the pieces of wood where you measured.
- 9. Paint over the top of the screws (if you wish).
- 10. I placed a beautiful vinyl from Match Set Love on the corner.
- 11. Place over the armrest of the couch and enjoy your hot cup of coffee.