Today, another episode of “from the archives…”. It is the running soap opera like segment of this site. Say it in a dramatic voice, with weird and foreboding music in the background. It works. Keeps things exciting around here. I am bringing back and sharing my coffee table redo for this edition.
Here is how it looked before.
This coffee table was originally a dining room table. We purchased it and realized fast that it was too small for us and the space we were putting it in for our actual dining room table. So we cut the legs down and use it as a massive coffee table. My living room is a good size space, so a standard coffee table felt small. We did I loved the size, but hated the style. I was in search of my dream coffee table, until I just decided to make this one work. Upcycle time!
|The coffee table can be a skate boarding video viewing spot.|
We added some wood planks and turned it into a rustic and country-ish chic table. Can country and rustic even be chic? I don’t know, but I think this coffee table has it covered. It got the job done, turned into my dream coffee table. For less money and more sanity saved. I did not have to continue scouring stores in the hopes of finding a coffee table. One I did not know what I did want, just knew what I did not want. Yep, redoing this one saved me from shopping hell.
|It can be a library and LEGO play area|
This coffee table is still holding up. The kids still use it as their go to seat, play table, and jungle gym. Just yesterday I had to tell Caleb to not stand on it. He was trying to make himself taller than Nora. Which made her mad, she is somewhat of a shrimp and her almost 2 years younger brother is officially her height. He wanted to shove it in her face even more. Which meant standing on the coffee table. I put a end to the teasing and the dangerous table standing. This is a classy place, feet on the ground.
Are my kids the only ones that sit on the coffee table? I never would have dreamed of doing this when I was growing up, or putting my feet on it. MY kids, it is the best seat, and place cars zoom on the best. We needed our coffee table sturdy. We assumed it was to hold our feet, as Dale and I would be maxin and relaxin all the time with our tired feet resting. Nope, it is sturdy so my kids can relax on it. Who knew?
I like this project and wanted to re-share it because I think that it shows a great example of a way to update what you already have. You don’t have to go buy new, or even put a ton of work into making it work for your new look and feel in your home. The full tutorial of this coffee table redo is a way to get your creative juices flowing, start thinking outside of the box and turn your house into your dream home. Yes, and make the coffee table work for ALL involved in your home. Who knew this small piece of furniture would be the true hub in our home?
Do your kids sit on the coffee table? Be real, would you sitting on the coffee table as a kid ever fly? I know my Grandma would not let that happen, and probably cringes when she see’s my kids doing it. How was your weekend? Let me know what was going in with you guys…