November 18, 2011
New Coffee Table from an Old Door
My husband does renovations, and will often salvage things he knows I might like. Like wooden doors and old glass knobs.
One day, while coming home in the van, the kids asleep in the back, I asked my husband if he had a old door lying around. He said yes. But why?
A few more kilometers down the road, I asked if the door had a window. "No" he said.
"But why?" he asked again.
"It's nothing. Don't worry about it. Is it solid wood? I need it to be solid wood."
Yes, it's solid wood. What do you want it for?!"
"You're not gonna like it" I said with a smirk.
Oh, and he didn't like it. Through every step of the project, when I stood back and exclaimed this is going to look awesome! He would say something like "it's gonna look like an old door..."
Until he saw it in our living room. You know what? He loves it!
And so do I!
You can find a ton of great tutorials out there on how to paint furniture, but basically we scraped, sanded, primed, painted and clear coated.
The legs were cut down from an old dinner table and spray painted teal, of course.
I distressed the top a little because, let's face it, it's gonna get distressed one way or another.
We mostly used paints and products we had lying around. So except for a small can of primer, this project was free!
And just for the sake of authenticity, here's what it really looks like most of the time:
Still pretty great, if you ask me. Even with the Batmobile hanging out on it!
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