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. 

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. 


  1. Genius! And here's an idea for the old legs:

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

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

  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!

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


  6. Talk about ingenuity! Good thinking!

  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!

  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


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