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.
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.
The DIY round coffee table turned out even better than I’d envisioned!
So what do you think?