What do you do when your apartment has the world’s narrowest living room (seriously, the room is so narrow we were forced to get a flat screen TV) and so you can’t have coffee table? You get creative! I spent some time online looking for a low, folding table that could easily be stashed in a corner. No luck, until I found this. It’s a bit too rich for my blood, and the slats would make crafting difficult. The reviews also put me off a bit, but it gave me the idea to look at a sporting goods store for a camping table.
I popped into Big 5 Sporting Goods and found this little table. It was the perfect height, and very lightweight, but there were those slats again. What’s a girl to do? Suddenly it hit me- a cutting mat! If I could find a cutting mat slightly smaller than the table, I could use Velcro to adhere the mat to the table (I want to make sure that the mat will stay still while working) and have a multipurpose surface to work off of.
I found the perfect mat at Michael’s. It is almost the exact width of the table, and two slats shorter.
I spaced out the Velcro to be every other covered slat:
Then put the mat on:
and voila! A small workspace that will fit neatly in the corner!
In the end, I did spend more than I intended to, but I’m going to take the table with me on my next camping trip. That way I can justify this as dual purpose!