A couple weeks ago, our neighbors who are moving had a yard sale. They had a dining table out for sale that didn’t end up selling at the yard sale. The morning after, they had it out front with a “Free” sign. I, of course, snatched it up. I forgot to take a true before picture, so this one was taken after I had already done a lot of the sanding on the top. The wood top was a light pine and the bottom was cream.
I just finished the Red Dining Set not long ago, and I have another dining set sitting in my yard waiting to be finished, so I wanted to steer clear of yet ANOTHER dining set. I was determined to go a different direction here. Since this is a small sized rectangular dining table, I thought the size would translate well into a large sized coffee table. Yes, yes, yes!!
I marked 17 inches down from the table top on each of the legs, and chopped them down with my trusty jig saw. (Oh, how I love my jig saw…) I used some Minwax Gel Stain in Mahogany on the top (once I got it sanded down to the bare wood) and painted the base with some Behr Black Suede that I picked up from the Habitat Re-Store (a gallon for $3, TOTAL SCORE!!)
This is the first Twice Lovely piece I’ve done that is totally MY style. It fits in my living room perfectly, and has taken up (at least temporary) residence there. My husband is a little bit anti-coffee table. He thinks they just get in the way and gather junk on top of them. He may be right, but I want to give it a try for a little while and see how we do with one, because I LOVE IT!!! :)
In other, exciting news, my fellow TL gal, Cara will probably be slowing down on her re-do projects and posts for a while, because she is quite consumed with her latest project of growing a new little and (surely) adorable person! Yup! Her family will welcome baby #6 this January. I love her little (mostly red-headed) cherubs and can’t wait to meet a new one! Between being pregnant (thus exhausted), having the older kids home for the summer, and this Arizona heat, I’m sure we can all understand her not being around these parts with new furniture and decor projects as often. ;) Anyways, I just wanted to extend my personal, hearty, and heart-felt congratulations to one of my bffs and her growing family. Muah!