Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Coffee Table Makeover

A few weeks ago I stopped at a community church garage sale and picked up two items.

One was a metal full size headboard and the other was a common light brown colored coffee table with two glass inserts for the top. At first I didn't think they had the glass, but as I was taking them to my car they gave them to me!!


The legs were off and they didn't have the bolts for them but no worries since we have an endless supply of leftover parts and pieces.




The headboard will be used for a future project ( I have been dying to make a bench with it as the back).


The cross pieces were just screwed in so I removed them in order to create a new center to the table. I knew Mike had some wavy metal that would be perfect.


So while I repainted the wood, Mike cut the metal to size.




Then it was time to assemble the table. We screwed the metal piece to the bottom of the table by removing the small wood pieces that were already there. 




We found bolts for the legs that came off dining chairs that we are just using for parts.


I did the paint a white with green overlay then distressed by sanding. 

And this is the table finished without the glass on top.


I'm so glad that they had the glass for the top.


Once the glass is placed on top you have a flat top again but you also get a clear view of all the rusty metal.


I didn't have a good spot inside to take pictures so I just moved it around outside.


The shadow in the back round was one of Mike's giant metal spiders that was hanging on a fence behind me. 

I know your not suppose to have shadows and such in pictures, but I didn't realize it was there until I was looking through the pictures while editing. I think it looks kinda cool anyways, like it's crawling on the table.


This picture is a little dark, but I like it for some reason.


And a view from the top.




The dark brown tray was a Goodwill find for $2 and is in the process of a new paint job too!

Close up of the legs and sides.






This was the perfect project to show how wood and metal can come together to create a beautiful new table from an ordinary plain brown one. 


Enjoy you week!

Susan and Mike


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20 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great recycled project! Good job Susan!

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  2. Thanks so much for commenting. Glad you liked it. Have a great weekend.
    Susan

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  3. This is an amazing transformation. First I love the white under the green distressed combo. But then you put in the rusted corrugated metal and that is just took it to a whole other level!! Great job--very innovative!
    Susan
    SunflowerHugs

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    1. Thank you so much Susan. We really like the way it turned out too!
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
      Susan

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  4. Love the combination of rusty metal and distressed wood...the colors work so well together!

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    1. Thank you JuJu. We are working on a few more pieces using the rusty metal.
      Have a great weekend.
      Susan

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  5. Great distressing and love your color choices. The corrugated tin was a very creative idea. Delightfully creepy spider!

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    1. Thanks Donna, I love the creepy spider too..
      Enjoy your weekend.
      Susan

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  6. This is the most unique piece of furniture I've seen in ages. I LOVE it!

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    1. Glad you like it Laurel and thanks for stopping by today.
      Enjoy the weekend.
      Susan

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  7. Oh wow that's lovely!Dropping by from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    New follower with GFC
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    1. Thank you for stopping by.Have a great week.
      Susan

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  8. This is great! I love the rusty feel with that metal under the glass! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Glad you liked it, Enjoy your day.
      Susan

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  9. I love this coffee table. What a wonderful use for an old ugly coffee table and I especially like the rusted tin. My husband made himself an office in the his basement workshop and he wanted an old tin ceiling (tin roofing). Found all we needed for $20 in a small pasture in Northern Alabama. Yeah, we had to use gloves to get all that rusty tin in the back of his truck. His office turned out great. I think this was one of his favorite finds.

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  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your table - so clever to used the rusty tin.

    If the blog police show up to take you in for having shadows in your photo then tell them that this blogger likes the "scary spider" in the photo.

    Today is my first visit and I will be back to see what other projects you are up to.

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    1. Thank you so much for your great comments and visiting my blog. No police yet so the spider is safe for now!!

      Susan

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    1. Thanks Laurel! Yeah for rust! Have a great weekend.
      Susan

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  12. Stopping in to pin, I love the table!
    Bliss

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