Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Show and Tell: Coffee Table Recycle

I don't have before and after photos but I thought I'd still show you my great coffee table transformation.  It was just your typical honey coloured wooden coffee table with missing glass tops that you can find at almost any 2nd hand shop.  When I saw it  though, I knew it could be so much more:


I painted it white, replaced the glass panes with wood...

added some seats...


I love this fabric, it's a beautiful decorator print from
the drapery department of my fav fabric store.
As soon as I saw, I knew I had to use it for something~

threw some baskets underneath to hold my hats and gloves...


And voila!  A bench was born.

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Now I have the perfect spot for putting on my boots and hiding (some of) my winter clutter.

Leave comment, let me know what you think.  I'll be posting this on the linky parties throughout the week so make sure to check out the linky party tab~

23 comments:

C... said...

How creative. I see these on sale at most locations for over $200.

WobiSobi said...

I think it is so beautiful. Perfect . I love the white with the green and the tan, wonderful job.:)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love this, great job! I'd love it if you would come over and link this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

kayla said...

Very creative and I love that fabric!!

Erin said...

Wow!! I know exactly what the before looked like, they are everywhere. What an amazing transformation! I wish I could think of doing things like this.

nila1920 said...

really cute! good job! this turned out lovely:D

alison said...

this turned out great...what vision you have to see the potential for greatness in a simple old thrift store find...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Chelsea {twotwentyone} said...

What a great idea! It looks awesome! I love the fabric, too. It's beautiful!

Allison@FabRehab said...

SO creative!! Looks wonderful!

Blue Velvet Chair said...

What a great transformation!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Wow that is really nice, you really had quite a vision here!

The Alexanders said...

This bench looks awesome!!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I'll be hunting for coffee tables at garage sales this spring...

Great job, Tamara!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week! {Party opens at 8pm CST on Wed night}

Sheila said...

Very Creative. I have seen a million of those exact same tables with the glass missing but would've never thought to use it that way. Oh I just got an idea, wouldn't it be perfect as a bench at the foot of the bed. Thanks for the idea.

atrendymom said...

Love it!

abeachcottage said...

You did a great job! Love the white color and the fabrics you used. Well done.

Judy said...

That looks awesome. Love the fabric. I am a follower. I would love for you to come and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks

The Old Block House said...

I love this. I especially love anytime someone takes an old table and give it a new life. Something unloved into something beautiful.

Please stop by our blog and link up your item on today's post.

Krafty Kat said...

You did an amazing job- love that fabric!

amish baby cribs said...

You did a great job on this one. I would love to try it to all the junk I have at home.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Super makeover!! Happy to see your creative ideas linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

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Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

I've seen similar coffee tables at thrift stores, and passed the up because of the glass tops. What a great idea to turn it into seating!! This turned out great.

Christy said...

I love this! Great looking bench... now I'm going to on the lookout for the ugly rounded edge coffee tables. :)

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