Coffee Table Redo
Couple weeks ago I found this
at a neighbors home
put out on the side of the
Loaded it up in my
It was heavy and LONG.
Standing it up next
to me it comes to my shoulders
and I am 5'2.
My daughter Amber had told me just
that week that she needed
a coffee table.
I think it was meant to be!
Basic maple with a traditional
look and a formica top.
that you can't do much with.
So after checking with my daughter
to be sure size would not be a problem
I got to work.
I built a frame.
My thoughts were that if I made
a frame and attached wood to that
I could slip it right over the top
of the existing table top.
Oops....forgot a step...
before making the frame
I spray painted the base in an
Now with that step added in I
move on to what it looks
like with the wood attached
to my frame.
It slipped right over the top but
because a board was a bit warped and
I had the end of the boards a tad longer
then the existing table top, if weight was
put on the end it would slip up some...
so I did end up nailing this piece
to the existing table.
I was impressed with what I had
turned out but...
I was not finished yet.
Lily was trying to decide if it was
worth jumping up on the cabinet...
she has not been able to do that yet
but the thought was there....
and the word NO
My plans were to just stain the boards
and seal them.....
But I wanted to try something else.
I wanted color in that also.
For the first time ever I decided to add
paint before stain.
With regular acrylic craft paints ...
I got to work. Had no clue what
I was doing but I figured something
Besides Lily climbing around and
So here it is with the colors
The stain has now been added.
Then I decided that I was not so crazy
about the plain painted base..
so I hit it with a paint brush dipped
Put the pulls back on
and there is my daughters table.
My daughter loves
I love this method!
Course I had to mess with her and
tell her I decided to keep it!
I moved on from this project to the next.
The two pieces of plywood.
but between that and this I also worked
on another project.
Framed out my living room
This is what all my windows look like.
And this is my second one to frame
out. Not a pro at this yet but I am
Since all my trim is white I will
be painting this white also.
I have found a love for paint with
primer in it so that is an
extra step I can by pass!
With all this said and done...
I have actually had 2 great days,
a break for the fibro. Today, I am
moving slower but I plan on getting some
things done cause I know when the
good passes I will probably
be down for several days.
Last week, I worked one,
down 3....so we will see.
Thanks for stopping in,