Roisin and Zac Tarrant use budget items from Bunnings to create a gorgeous floral side table bloemen
A young couple created their own table using budget products from Bunnings after being inspired by a high-end piece that cost over $5,000.
Roísín and Zac Tarrant, of Brisbane, spent just $60 on materials — including a $26.62 gypsum tub, often used to coat walls and ceilings, to make a flower-shaped side table.
The pair, both 26, shared their incredible DIY project on social media after spending a total of four hours building the side table from scratch.
“We were really inspired by a vintage Kho Liang design from the 60’s and loved the flower shape,” Roísín said on their Instagram @geebungalow.
A 1960s flower-shaped coffee table by Dutch designer Kho Liang Ie costs $5,220.
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A young couple made their own table with budget products from Bunnings after being inspired by a high-end piece that cost over $5,000
What did they use to make a flower table?
Multifunction Joint Connection: $26.26
Fiberglass Joint Tape: $7.39
Tile and Grout Sealant: $12.27
Total: $60 from Bunnings
“Originally, our plan was to make this as our dining table, but I quickly realized that with such a large table that would be a chore, so we decided to make a side table for our study instead,” she said. .
The couple made a daisy side table using PVC pipe, MDF lumber, $26.26 multipurpose grout, $7.39 fiberglass joint tape, and a $12.27 tile and grout sealant.
“This was super easy, even if you’re a beginner. You could use this technique on any shape,” the couple said.
“The plastered legs give it a super organic look that we love.”
The pair were inspired by a 1960s flower-shaped table by Dutch designer Kho Liang Ie, which costs a whopping $5,220.
To make the table, Zac (left) used a saw to cut the PVC pipe in half to make the legs. Then Roísín (right) covered the table top and legs with the ‘magic ingredient’ connector
To make the table, Zac used a saw to cut the PVC pipe in half to make the legs.
For the tabletop, they used a bowl to outline the shape of the flower on a piece of MDF wood, then Zac used a jigsaw to cut along the lines. They sanded the edges to make sure the sides of the petals were smooth.
‘We used MDF wood and sawed two of the same shape to make it nice and thick. The bowl was the only way to figure out how to get the shape even,’ she said.
Roísín then wrapped the legs in fiberglass joint tape, which is usually used to seal holes and cracks in walls and ceilings.
“I used drywall fiberglass joint tape and wrapped it around the PVC pipes to make sure the plaster sticks and doesn’t tear,” she said.
She then covered the table top and legs with the “magic ingredient” connector. She smoothed the surface with a sander
She then covered the table top and legs with the “magic ingredient” connector.
“I applied the plaster with my hands to get a nice thick layer and then used this little scraper to smooth it out as best I could,” Roísín said.
‘We let it dry for at least 24 hours. If you like this textured look you can leave it as is, but we wanted ours a little smoother.”
After the table top was sanded, she sealed the legs and top with a tile and grout compound to protect the surface from staining, hardening and discoloration.
They screwed the legs into the table top. After the table top was sanded, she sealed the legs and top with a tile and grout compound to protect the surface from staining, hardening and discoloration.
The couple, from Brisbane, shared their incredible DIY project on social media after spending a total of four hours building the side table from scratch.
The couple then cut two round circles from the MDF wood that were the size of the PVC pipes. They screwed the legs into the table top and then screwed in the PVC to anchor it.
“We spent between $50 and $60. It’s all pretty cheap, the main cost is the MDF wood, so it depends on how big you make the table and how thick,” she said.
The pair shared their video on social media showing exactly how they made it, with many describing the side table as “gorgeous” and “brilliant.”
‘So talented! Looks incredible,” one wrote, while another added: “I absolutely love this. Flipped so clever and it turned out brilliant.’