It’s Saturday! My all time favorite day of the week. Because I get a chance to work (play) on the house!
While I’m busy working on the newest hauls for this place, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been using for a coffee table lately!
Coffee table made from a kitchen table
Since my sofa is somewhat oversized, my original oak coffee table in comparison looked like a piece of barbie doll furniture.
I had this old kitchen table serving as an ultra sturdy desk top in a previous house but it had no real reason to exist in my current home.
Building the table
- I shortened the legs of the kitchen table
- painted the works up
- distressed the top with dry brush black over top of the melamine paint
… and made out like a bandit for one of the most sturdy coffee tables on this planet. With a table leaf if I desire!
For painting, I simply lightly sanded the woodsy natural finish it originally wore and went right over top with melamine paint using a high density rounded edged roller.
After the paint fully cured, I took a dry brush and removing 99% of the paint, and ran over the surface with black to create the distressed look.
The melamine provides a bullet proof surface which is virtually a liquid counter top of sorts. No wet cup rings. Scratches and nicks can easily be touched up if desired.
A wooden checkerboard was then placed on the coffee table as the perfect oversized coffee coaster.
Since the table had so much space underneath, it became the perfect place to store movies and CDS!
The CDS and tapes were tucked into a vintage Canada Dry crate lined with felt sliders underneath, then shoved under the table where they are easy to grab whenever desired. The perfect movie storage space!
And then I couldn’t resist. I had to try out the new coffee table and checkerboard coaster.
Yup. This coffee table made from a kitchen table works great! Plenty of room for coffee… and of course, my feet too.
A well deserved rest I say!
Time to watch a movie or 2…
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