I present “Exhibit A”,
I’ve had this great “modern-ish” coffee table for well over a decade.
It has definitely seen better days.
I love the square metal base. But that top.
I don’t know if any of y’all have a Doberman in your life. If you do, you will understand why the top looks this way. She has been using it to get a better view out of the front window…..and we pro’lly don’t trim her nails as often as we should.
Maybe there is some decent looking wood under all that brown stain?
I started with some VERY heavy grit sandpaper and scrubbed till my joints hurt.
After an hour of sanding off polyurethane and dark mahogany stain I was left with this….
Better, yes…..but still not exactly thrilled with it. Those Doberman talons dug deep.
And it looks so……flat. I wish it was a little bit more ….”rustic”.
Wait a minute. Remember that pallet wood we started collecting for the wood accent wall in the master bedroom a year ago?
Well, we never threw it away.
Shocker, I know.
I present “Exhibit B”
Y’all are never gunna believe this……but those short grey boards are EXACTLY the size of the wood coffee table top.
AND…it’s almost the same color as the sanded wood. Can’t even tell where the boards stop and the table top begins…can you?
A and B together make a pretty decent “rustic/modern” coffee table.
All I had to do was nail everything together. (after a good cleaning, of course)
Pretty happy with this…..Love the way the nail holes line up down the sides and straight down the center. Like it was meant to be.
I had to trim a few pieces to make everything fit, and I didn’t like seeing those “freshly cut” edges.
I mixed some acrylic craft paints, black and brown, with water,
and brushed it on everything that looked new.
Here’s what she looks like now in the Living Room.
We think it’s Way, More, Much Better.
and…..it didn’t cost a thing.
I found this pretty similar table at Restoration Hardware recently.
It is in the $1000 range
Simply genius! Did you move it from the window? Gotta love those dobes!
Kind of in the same spot….this room is still undeceided how the furniture will go …..More to come on that later
I’m just thinking your dobe may think you just made a better spot for her to window watch from! Like a perch!
Absolutely ROCKIN’ !!!!!! You never cease to AMAZE with your creativity!!
I love the rustic , distressed look, well really I love it the most because our dogs we love cannot hurt the furniture (no worries) You guys are great, now I know why I keep every board I collect it is waiting to be something wonderful.
Looks great!! Does the irregularity of the boards make it too “wonky” to put drinking glass on it?
It’s not “that” wonky, I started to sand the top down, but it changed the color of the wood…… The old top had a lot of drinks sweat on it ….that’s why the stain was missing on the edges …. Now it will all add character…..
Long time follower – love your creativity and voice! I’m way north of Dallas but we get to Oak Cliff a lot – Bishop Arts, Sunday’s Mardi Gras celebration. The very best, friendliest, most fun part of the city. Just wanted you to know there are those of us out here who look forward to each post from you – you can’t see us, but we’re here and big fans 🙂
Hi Ali!!! We just adore Oak Cliff, neither of us had spent much time here before buying our house..now, we can’t imagine living anywhere else…So close to downtown, yet feels like a small, hip town.
We just love to hear that people are really reading our posts. Thanks for sending the love…
This looks great! When it is meant to be, it is meant to be. Kismet, for sure!
Perfect. Especially with the wire basket, antlers and rug. Wishing I had that beat up table so I could make one too.
Love it…so much! It is the perfect fit and addition to a perfect room. Fabulous job once again.
Way cool. Great job on that awesome table. Love the single antler decor too!
It was soooo hard to limit it to just ONE antler…I was proud of my restraint…..
Is it just ME, or do you get just a tad bit excited when you see a big truck driving by FULL of pallets??!! I’ve been tempted to follow… 😉 Love me some pallets! Beautiful table you recreated! I had my brother make my coffee table out of a pallet!…oh, and we also made a pallet accent wall in my daughter’s bedroom…and pallet signs…ummm…okay, I’m a little bit obsessed. ha ha If you ever wanna check them out…I’m over at made-2-love.blogspot.com =)
Jenny, I do get excited when I see pallets just laying on th side of the road… Why doesn’t someone rescue them and make something already?
I LOVE your blog….your energy translates so well.
And I need to get me a upright piano. If we only had room for one….
It looks so simple yet beautiful! I love what you did. Fits perfectly on that rug. Great job!
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Hard work rewarded! Great job and it looked great on that fantastic rug!
Well done! Very creative.
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Great work! Also love your rug, can you tell me where I can find it? Thanks!
Hi Kimbie, they come from El Paso Saddle Blanket in El Paso Texas……I think we have 7, or 8, it’s like a theme. They change their inventory often,,,but see if you like one of these
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