Thursday, July 11, 2013

Porch: Coffee Table

For about a month I had been debating what to do for a coffee table in our screened in porch. 

I originally wanted to make a table myself like this one


But after creating a daybed for the space I decided that was enough building for me... also when all is said and done the DIY wooden coffee table would cost a little under $150... which I was not all that excited about.

So I had been looking for other options. I was about to just cut off the legs on a NASTY table that we use to have and refinish but I was NOT looking forward to that project and as a result I had been stalling. AND I'M HAPPY I DID

On 4th of July I headed over to my favorite thrift shop, B-Thrifty, in Woodbridge, Virginia. On major holidays they frequently run a 50% off sale on all of their merchandise (to include furniture).

And look what I found! 



The wicker chest was not in the best shape. The wicker was torn off in a few areas and the paint had seen better days!

But just look at the price!!!

and remember  they had a 50% off sale that day so I took it home for just under $20.00!!! 

Once we got home I promptly removed all of the hardware and got my spray paint on! 


Much nicer... As you can see I did a white coat on the base and I did lime green (that I already had on-hand) on the hardware! 


Here she is all finished!






LOVE HER and I love the $20 price!

3 comments:

  1. Amazing Idea Julie !
    Now you can utilize your old box as a table to serve hot coffee. I am loving this idea and will definitely try this.

    Thanks
    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

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  2. Did you apply primer to your piece first before painting white? Love the idea of painting the hardware a difference accent color.

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