Aqua Painted Tray Makeover

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Lindsey from Everyday Originals had been on the hunt for the perfect tray for her coffee table – perfect in color, size, and price. After a futile attempt, Lindsey was just about to give in and purchase a pricier option from West Elm. She took one last trip to TJ Maxx where she just so [...Read More]

X-Base Coffee Table with Zinc Top

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Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture has challenged herself to work with materials other than wood and paint and recently added welding to her DIY resume. With this newly acquired skill, Elisha had visions of creating a an x-base coffee table with metal top. Elisha rummaged around in her stash and found all the materials to build this sturdy, weathered beauty just like she’d imagined!

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Salvaged Wood Balustrade Coffee Table

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After living with her small, wobbly coffee table for ten years, Tricia from Simplicity in the South was more than ready to welcome a more substantial piece into her home. Tricia actually built her new “beefier” table for a mere $50 since most of the wood was salvaged from an old building. And would you believe this was Tricia’s first furniture build? She borrowed a little help from Ana White for the tabletop but can take the credit for the rest of the plan. Of course, Tricia shows you exactly how she built it and achieved the distressed finished with milk paint and a wet rag.

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Wood Coffee Table to Tufted Ottoman

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Abbie from Five Days Five Ways was ready for a change from the serviceable wood coffee table she had in her living room. She had her heart set on a large tufted ottoman but knew it would come with an equally large price tag. While Abbie says she doesn’t do pricey, she does do DIY and quickly set out on turning a square coffee table from Craigslist into the ottoman of her dreams. I love how Abbie repurposed a table and think her lovely ottoman is the icing on the cake in her gorgeously decorated living room.

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Refinished Trunk Coffee Table

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Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!

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Factory Cart Table

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Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After couldn’t have been more elated to receive this amazing factory cart table for her eight year wedding anniversary. Her sweet husband built the entire thing from scratch using reclaimed wood, antique rail cart wheels, and other supplies from the local hardware store. Jennifer says, “I am in LOVE with the way this table turned out and it is the perfect additional to our cottage industrial style family room.”

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Wood and Metal Coffee Table

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Debra from Bungalow loved the look of a reclaimed wood and metal coffee table for her living room, but spending a couple thousand dollars on a small table simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Debra purchased some iron from the hardware store and put her husband’s welding skills to work. Even if your husband can’t weld, Debra suggests finding a friend or hiring out the welding to still save a pretty penny from Restoration Hardware’s price tag.

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Zinc Coffee Table

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One thing Kelli from Restore Interiors felt was missing from her living area was a coffee table. She got a secondhand table from a friend that happened to resemble one from Pottery Barn with a zinc top. Kelli liked the idea of a zinc top but wanted it to have more of a vintage look than all shiny and new. Kelli experimented with “recipes” and really achieved the look of zinc in the end.

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