Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When A Box Isn’t Just A Box


We found this box at our local church sale. It is a very old wood tool boc.

But we thought it would make a great coffee table.


So here’s what we did with it.

We covered it with small pieces of brown paper and Mod Podged it on.

The we came over with a nice Espresso Brown paint glaze.

We also added some great caster wheels we picked up at a yard sale.


Then we added this great nailhead trim tht we found. You only have to pound in every five nails and it’s much easier to use than single nails (warning: wear gloves when doing this-Diane had all kinds of cuts on her fingers after doing this).

BUT, isn’t this added detail really fabulous???

What makes this piece even better?

All the storage inside for books, magazines, remotes, and even a war blanket to cozy up with.




We painted the inside a nice green and added the same glaze to give it a time worn look.

Oh…and those great leather and wood chairs?

We found those at a yard sale last week. After doing some research on the company, we have estimated that they are close to 100 years old and sturdy enough to go another 100.

Don’t they look great with this coffee table?

All they needed was a little clean up.

Love it!


Hope this finds you having a great week and completing your own project list.

We are having lots of rain and grey days here in Easter Washington.

Is it spring yet?

Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday



  1. What a great job you did on this box! I love the brown paper finish, it looks like leather and the nail heads are absolutely fabulous!


  2. Cori!!!! What a WONDERFUL transformation!!! I'm in love with it...and for a coffee table, it's just perfect! hugs and love, Dawn

  3. That's incredible! You are so super talented!

  4. Your truck looks wonderful!!!! I just bought one. That thing is nasty!!!!

  5. Wow, that is beautiful! I've done that technique with torn toile printed paper napkins. I dreamed of trying it again with brown paper. Seeing yours make me REALLY want to try it!


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