DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

Sometimes a piece of furniture has served its original purpose and it begs for a makeover. Such was the case with a round table that Eric and I purchased many years ago at a second-hand store when we lived in Tennessee. Many family dinners have been enjoyed and birthdays celebrated around this simple round table.

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As our family grew we replaced it with a long farmhouse style table (thrifted, of course) and used the round one downstairs in the school room.

Recently, I decided I wanted a round coffee table for the living room. I looked at all my favorite places—okay, I looked at 2 places—T.J. Maxx and the thrift store, but I couldn’t find what I wanted or couldn’t afford what I found. Since “making do” is one of my super powers I decided to use the old round table and just make it shorter! Easy peasy, right?

Except that I decided to do it in the middle of Christmas decorating and while the refrigerator sat in the dining room due to a leak that damaged the kitchen floor. Remember when I mentioned my scatterbrained creativity? Here you have it!

I measured and they cut the pedestal. The guys worked really hard to get it level and sturdy.

I gave it several coats of chalky paint and added 2 coats of Minwax water-based polycrylic. Here’s the chalky paint recipe I used to make my own.

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The DIY round coffee table turned out even better than I’d envisioned!

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So what do you think?

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2 Responses to DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

  1. Charlie January 12, 2018 at 6:26 am #

    Resounding success! That’s what I say…

    • Stacy Averette January 12, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      Thanks, friend!

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