Shadow Box Coffee Table

$60
8 Hours
Easy

It all started with my Mom's shadow box; after having no place to hang it after remodeling the house this is what I came up with. Found a $5 yard sale table, had my son & daughter in law build a frame for the top, sanded it down and I stained it! It’s a new coffee table. I got a glass cut for the top to kitty-proof it.
shadow box coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
My Mom's shadow box
shadow box coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
The frame for the top. Sanded both down to the wood and stained them both
shadow box coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
I screwed the frame to the table and used it like this until I got the glass
shadow box coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
The finished product. My Mom's things are in all the cubbies and I added some seasonal stuff. It can be changed out for any occasion. I think she would be pleased.

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  • Lisa House
    on Jan 15, 2016

    Fabulous idea, nicely done! Thx for sharing.

  • Linda West
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Gave me inspiration! I have a reproduction printers tray that I no no wall for. Thinking of using hairpin legs instead of heavy frame like yours but may change that if the tray is not sturdy enough.

    Thanks again.

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