Oh Boy! I finally made something my daughter said was cool! Who knew that was possible? I had this itch to make an entry table/console table/sofa table…(can you tell I can’t decide just what to call this piece?) I wanted to build it out of a coffee table. Mostly because I loved the idea of cutting a table in half! I found this coffee table at my local thrift store for $35. I knew it would be perfect for this project. The best part was how easy this was to do!
Home decor ideas are never what I am short of. Time to get them all done, now that I need more of. I was so excited to finally get at this fun furniture project. I hope you love it as much as I do!
I used a T-Square and masking tape to make my cut line marks for my cut lines. I knew I might get mixed up on what side of the tape I was going to cut so I also marked my tape with arrows. If you don’t get silly like me than you don’t have to take this extra step.
A circular saw is fantastic for projects like this. One thing I have learned (the hard way) is that they are hard to keep on a straight line. There is an easy solution for this. Place your blade on the starting point lined up with your cut line. From there clamp a scrap piece of wood to your project. This will act as a guide for your saw.
I needed legs for the back of the new table. What better to use but the base of the original table? When I stood the base up it was just a little too tall so I cut a bit off the top and a bit off bottom so that the crossbar would hit the center of the new table. I propped up the table as I cut the back supports to make sure I was measuring it at just the right height. However, I think the kitty litter is not quite the accessory I have in mind.
A SUPER COOL TRICK!!!- If you intend to paint your project, a little painters caulk in the gaps and cracks make a WORLD of difference! Then I sanded the piece just enough to make the paint adhere.
I have a crush on black and gold right now. I thought this table had the perfect lines to pull off crisp, sleek, gold inlay paint work. I masked off the design I had in mind. I knew I was going to use spray paint for the gold inlay. I didn’t want to get spray off on the black so we covered the table with plastic. Before painting the gold I sprayed the design with black. This seals the area so that you have crisp lines. Then I painted the gold on top. After giving it all a few hours to dry I removed all the tape and plastic. Revealing the inlay design. Isn’t that the best part?!
In June I will show you the Albuquerque the Magazine article where I teach you how to make the fun harringbone inspired lamp on this console table!
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