It started out as a pretty nice coffee table.
Just a bit boring.
So we sanded it down to reveal some nice pine underneath.
How about a shelf underneath? I really like a coffee table that does double duty..don’t you? Plus, if you are a magazine addict like I am, you gotta have a place to put them : )
I’m sure you’ve seen projects around blogland and in some great publication using yardsticks.
So how about that?
So we cut a plywood piece to fit underneath and set on the pretty great iron base.
We lined up some miscellaneous yardsticks we have been collecting at yard sales over the last several months and we made a shelf where there was none.
For the top we used my favorite shade of red: Sherwin Williams Stolen Kiss (how I love that paint!). Just one coat so the grain would still show through a bit and added some espresso glaze.
It went from “nice” to fun, funky, and oh so functional.
Here’s a cute little chair that got reupholstered with a burlap coffee sack. It looks nice next to the Duncan Phyfe drop leaf that was just refinished and brought to the store.
Last, but certainly not least, a little Pottery Barn knock-off here.
Had a few oars sitting around.
Got the latest PB catalog. They had some with great stripes just like this.
Loved it. Recreated it with some paint, painter’s tape, sandpaper and a bit of glaze for the right amount of aging.
Aren’t they great?
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