Coffee Table Tales

Coffee Table Tales

Did you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend?  Or Labour Day weekend, if you’re Canadian?  Or regular ol’ weekend, if you’re everyone else?  Hope so. Yay for long weekends, and yay for September! September is officially Fall in my book, even if the temperature here is hovering around 109 all week.  But it’s a breezy 75 degrees indoors!  Brr!

One good thing about our roasty toasty weather here in Arizona is that while the rest of the country is packing up their drop cloths and paint buckets, we’re dusting ours off and just getting started!  Here are a couple of great makeovers from a fellow Arizonian gal, Elisha at  Pneumatic Addict.

First, this huge boxy thing which she insists was a coffee table in a previous life.  I’ll … take her word on that.  But her aunt was on the hunt for a coffee table that could measure up to the rest of the large furniture in her large living room, and as luck would have it, a neighbor asked if she wanted this 4’x5′ monster (not a typo!) before it got hauled to the dump.

So Elisha dragged it home and raised it about three and a half inches, then beefed it up with layers and layers of moulding, stain, poly, and love to deliver a coffee table worthy of her aunt’s formal home. Unbelievable transformation!

huge coffee table

huge coffee table makeover


But that wasn’t her only ride at the coffee table rodeo. After handing off the table above, her aunt donated Elisha the old coffee table it replaced.  The finish was battered, and one of the baskets was held together with packing tape, but that didn’t scare her one bit. She got to work repainting it, and had so much trouble with the color bleeding through that she eventually resorted to clear nail polish!  A regular McGyver, that girl.

She didn’t even bother trying to find baskets the right size, she just built a new pair herself! She’s amazing.  See more on her blog  Pneumatic Addict.

coffee table makeover   coffee table white

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  1. MUMZY
    September 3, 2013 / 4:46 PM

    Wow! What an inspiration! The first one is AMAZING! And I would LOVE the 2nd one for my house!!

  2. September 3, 2013 / 6:01 PM

    OMG, I love the second one. I have a coffee table and end tables exactly like those and I’m sick to death of brown! This is a fabulous idea!

  3. September 4, 2013 / 1:27 AM

    Oh my gosh Lindsey! I can’t thank you enough for the feature! You made me sound so good. Thank you!

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