What to do with old "coffee table"??

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We have this coffee table, which is missing all three pieces of glass...but we just don't want to get rid of it! Any ideas of how to put something on the top and be able to save it or sell it??
q what to do with old coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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  • Moxie Moxie on Apr 24, 2015
    Ill take it! Lol...I would make stained glass inserts for it...u could use acthink plexi glass, sabd it to make it "frosted" and the paint with white onvthe bottom side a motif like the dandilions with puffs blowing away across the panels. ..and paint it black with satin poly...that would be really cool

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    • Jackie Wilkins Jackie Wilkins on May 31, 2022

      I think putting picture frame glass in it, if not too expensive. I can imagine just regular glass that you have to cut would be quite pricey, but I'd check the size and it's already cut, looks like it could be 11 x 15 or something close. I'd try that first. Thanks

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Apr 24, 2015
    Upholster the top and turn it into a bench/ottoman.

  • Lucy Lucy on Apr 24, 2015
    I'd cut the legs off, put in stable glass, add art or decos on a masonite back, and hang it on the wall as a unique shadow box.

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    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 24, 2015
      @Lucy When I get "real ambitious" I'll put a photo on Hometalk!! Have a great weekend!!! Thanks!

  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Apr 24, 2015
    1. paint existing wood with chalk paint, distress if you like. 2. buy a piece of fairly thin plywood to fit on the underside. finsh the upside of the plywood with paint, mirrors, cloth, whatever. 3. Get glass cut to fit the 3 openings. 4. affix small attractive handles on glass so can lift up. 5. Place small "pretties" of choice under the glass. Could be flowers, "jewels".......old rusty items.........6. voila......a display coffee table to use or sell.

    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 24, 2015
      @PainterNoni Thanks for all of the "amazing ideas"!!! I definitely will be doing something with it!! Everyone has been so helpful!!!! ~ Have a Great Weekend!!!

  • Margaret Adamski Margaret Adamski on Apr 24, 2015
    You can also paint for Chess games or artist or ceramic on coffee table or artist or ceramic.

    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 25, 2015
      @Margaret Adamski Yours is also a great idea, but the 5 granddaughter's are teens now and have their own activities; so don't have "little ones" around much anymore. Thank you!!

  • Sandra wilson Sandra wilson on Apr 24, 2015
    put wood box in and put in laundry room for whites ,colors ,towel. and the kids can help after showers to put wash in the boxes for mom

    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 25, 2015
      @Sandra wilson Now your idea is "brilliant" if I had the extra room in our laundry room!! Would never of thought of this one!! ~~ You're ALL so "CREATIVE" & "INSPIRATIONAL"......thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Apr 26, 2015
    Nice table. I'd just replace the glass.

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    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 26, 2015
      @Marion Nesbitt Thanks...........I may try that and have my hubby help me out. Would probably be the easiest and least costly, possibly!! Thanks, again!!! :)

  • Tonia Tonia on May 18, 2015
    I had something similar that i made into a craft table for my kids when they were little. I put a bottom under the apron to make a box then I put a larger top on it using a piano hinge and safety hinges so it wouldn't slam shut. They kept games, coloring books etc. in it. They loved it because it was just their height.