Hubby is always busy in the garage. Like me, he loves to make something out of nothing. Tinkering is his favorite.
Not too long ago I bought a beat up coffee table at the thrift store. It was only $2 but I thought I’d risk in and bring it home to Hubby to see if he wanted a project to play with. All the way home I thought he’d razz me for bringing “that piece of junk home”. I kept second guessing the buy. Could he fix it and if so, how?
I ended up showing it to him and he was happy with it. He said “Of course I want it”.
It started out with this on the top of it….
It came with no drawer.
He took the top off and made a new primitive top. We’ve debated about what we want to do with the top. Varnish as is or sand it down. At this point, we think he’ll varnish as is. We love that rustic chipped paint look. What do you think…leave it as is with varnish on the top?
Then he made a drawer. The drawer front has the same blue painted wood as the top. I love it. He made the bottom of the drawer tin so that the drawer could be a little deeper. As is the drawer would have only been about an 1″ or so deep. Now it can for sure hold a remote or book. Much nicer, don’t you think?
Next up I am going to chalk paint the legs of the coffee table and make them looks a bit like the color of my kitchen island…the cream Annie Sloan chalk paint with the dark wax on it.
But then I debate that I might rather have it the graphite color of Annie Sloan chalk paint.
That would be more like this….
What do you think? Cream or Graphite?
I think that’s going to look really nice. He’s put some time into it but $2 for the end table…not after he get is fixed. I’m a little afraid I might want to keep this one.