Happy Monday y’all!
It’s a very chilly President’s Day here on the hill, with more winter weather on the way. The bright side is that Day Light Savings time is only 4 weeks away, and once we hit that, Spring is right around the corner!
Today I am sharing the $30 thrift store table that I turned into a farmhouse style coffee table for my living room.
That’s $30 total!
I had been looking for a coffee table for this room since we moved in last year, with no luck. First of all, have you seen the prices on coffee tables lately? They are a small investment for sure, and I change my mind…a lot. Even if I wanted to spend that kind of money, I couldn’t find one with the look, price or size that I wanted. So I decide to make my own.
First, I found this over sized, really heavy end table at a local thrift store. I have been stopping by there for months and I finally got lucky. It was beat up and ugly (ugly like an old library table) but I saw the potential, and it was only $30, so if it didn’t work out, c’ est la vie, it was no great loss.
I hauled it home, and my husband cut 5 inches off the legs for me to make it the standard coffee table height of 18 inches. Then I gave it a few coats of MMS Milk Paint in Ironstone. I let the paint dry and do what it wanted to do, and then lightly sanded where it had chipped and crackled. To finish it up I applied a coat of clear wax.
I’m really pleased with the way it came out. Our home is super casual and this room is about as fancy as we get. So I just styled it with a few simple touches to keep it light and bright.
I don’t think you have to spend a ton of money to style your home,
Re-loving an old piece of furniture is much more satisfying than buying a new piece, while adding so much more character with a sense of your own personal style.