Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Table

I recently purchased a coffee table and matching end table off of Craig's list. The coffee table base was in less than perfect condition. 



It has been a couple weeks since the purchase, since then we have had our old coffee table AND new, broken coffee table in our living room. I have been trying decide what to do. I thought I would buy some new legs online, but after buying all the pieces, it would be about $80. That means my 2 for $25 tables are now two for $105 tables. The old $15 table was a tray top (it was not attached to the base.) Over the last few days I decided to merge the two.
I loved the size and shape of the new table top...
...and the base of the old was simple. 



So I went to work taking the new table apart. There were a lot of pieces to the base of the new table, that means lots of new screws for my spare parts box! And lots of scrap wood, I am still not sure what to do with it. Do I just throw them out?
I placed the old base on the underside of the new top, I measured and lined it up so that it is centered and square. Then I used the blocks from the old base to screw the top and bottom together. 
And TADAAAA!

When it gets warmer I will paint it as I didn't like the brown of the old table wood and I sort of hate the light wood on the new table top. Maybe white to match our tv bench? I have been scouring blogs, looking for the perfect inspiration for a paint job. 

9 comments:

  1. Genius! And here's an idea for the old legs: http://betterafter.blogspot.com/2010/02/nice-legs.html

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  2. Great fix up. You should totally repurpose the legs.

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  3. Thanks for the suggestion! I am definitely going to figure something out with the legs!

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  4. Thank you! I just checked out your blog, I love all your diy furniture fix-ups. I think it is so fun to be able to make something not-so-nice into the perfect piece. Can't wait to see more of your work!

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  5. Nice fix! Dropping by from Furniture Feature Friday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  6. Talk about ingenuity! Good thinking!

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  7. super job! NO do not throw those pieces out! have you seen my candlesticks and more? or my pedestal display stands?
    you could make a wreath stand! tons of stuff!
    gail

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  8. hiya , great idea with the refix and oohh lots of spares too , lots of great maked to come i am sue ,tfs i am you newest follower and hope you can stop by mine sometime too
    xmaggiex

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