What better housewarming present than a much-needed coffee table crafted by your mom. Am I right?My son moved out this year and it was bittersweet. For one, I’m thinking, “Yay! I finally get to clean out his room and turn it into my office!” On the other hand, I miss him. :’-(So far, his bachelor pad has been furnished with hand-me-downs. My parents, which are avid auctioners (not to confuse with auctioneers), have a garage full of furniture they’ve bought. Besides giving him a couch, chairs and other necessities, they’ve also given him a coffee table. This coffee table is kind of dated but beggars can’t be choosers, right? It was an ornamental iron table with a glass top. (It looks like something from the 90s, I’m guessing.) He didn’t like the color so he brought it over for me to repaint.
We don't know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much - maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they're completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you'd better not miss!
1. Tree Stump Planter
Thrift find furniture is my LOVE language! It can can be hard to find the perfect piece when you're on a budget, but this one was... $5! Read on...
Are you fed up with searching stores and websites for furniture that you just don't fall in love with? Why not create your own coffee table for around $50!!
After a few weeks of searching thrift stores, Home Goods, Overstock etc. for a coffee table for my newly renovated basement I gave up! I couldn’t find what I wanted within my budget… soo you guessed it… I decided that I (By I, I mean Jason) would build our own! This turned out to be the best option since I could customize the design and spend a lot less than what stores were asking!
You can find the complete step by step plans over on my website here. Trust me when I say anyone can do this!! It was SO simple.
Who doesn’t love a good IKEA furniture makeover or hacks. I love them and literally search for them on Pinterest. So you long time readers know my obsession with color and how I like to make every single piece of furniture as fun and bright as I possibly can.But if you are new here you should check out my 10 Most Colorful Furniture Makeover Ideas.Today I will be focusing on these beautiful Ikea Furniture Makeovers that I have created over the course of few years.Let me know which one is your favorite.
I was looking around Hometalk and saw a beautiful coffee table that was posted by Tonya Dean Hemet and I was inspired. I wanted to do something similar but didn't have a similar coffee table to paint. Enter Craigs List and a $10 coffee table. See for yourself what a transformation with some distressed homemade chalk paint and poly stain on top.
Thanks Tonya for giving me the idea for this table :)
A while back I created my Vintage Wine Crate Coffee Table and it was a hit! But it all started with this small issue. One of the legs was a little loose on the old coffee table. When I finished up the Crate Coffee Table to replace it I of course couldn't throw the table away. I quickly informed hubby that I would fix the leg and upcycle the table....
For any of us old enough to remember buying furniture that was made from solid wood, you know how rare that is. You don't want to just give it away or sell it for $10 at a garage sale due to something getting old.I've had this coffee table for 20 years...yes I got it as a baby gift. Ha Ha.It's solid wood and I couldn't part with it....but I just couldn't stand having to tighten striped bolts and nuts every other week any longer. It's in our game room so I was racking my brain how to make this a game room table. One day it hit me...It needs storage added to it...why can't I make storage areas the new legs?Well I can. So now the labor of love....and necessity...begins. It did take me a while to find the parts that I wanted. I could have settled for the parts that were at the store when I went but that was not the look or durability that I wanted. This room houses up to 15 boys (not all mine) on a weekend, so I needed something that will withstand that type of use.I already made a TV stand out of wooden crates so I wanted to keep with that them...country industrial is what I call it. Hopefully no one else has called it that and trademarked it...So this is a weekend project for sure as there is a lot of staining and drying time involved. The best part is since I'm not going to be using the old legs for the new table....oh yeah... 4 more items to repurpose into something new.My total cost for this is just under $70. Find me a solid wood table with large storage for $70....
Our unfinished basement has 6 ugly, fixed windows that are covered with some kind of white plastic, added by the previous owners, and metal mullions that needed some work. One of these windows is visible from the back yard and it's appearance really bothered me.
Would you like to get a vintage look in your room? But couldn't you find the perfect table to fit in your needs? Let's create your own vintage style coffee table from pallets and spend less than $ 30. Are you curious how can you do it? Check and enjoy this tutorial video! :)
This table was created by playing with scrap wood (slat bed frame) and mathematical proportions.
Found this coffee table on Letgo for $30.00. It is solid and in great shape except for some very minor chips in the veneer and random scuffing. I knew I wanted a two-toned coffee table and I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do, but plans changed part way through the project.