Repurposed Coffee Table

Repurposed Coffee Table

Log Slice With the natural-wood top and retro legs, this table combines earthy-contemporary design with a mid-century modern aesthetic. Lawyers’ Bookcase This antique cabinet serves as a handy nightstand with its ample storage, wide counter space and tons of character. Wood Soda Crates Four old soda crates make a combination coffee table and shadow box. The crates were attached to an old table base, then a piece of tempered glass is laid over top. Dewey Decimal Table This side table brings together many elements and styles. Retro metal legs were attached to an old library card catalog cabinet, then a mirror was placed on top for a little glamorous flair. Pinball Wizard An old pachinko game was repurposed into a conversation-piece table. To make the transformation, ornate legs were simply fastened to the bottom of the game. Log Slices This pair of accent tables was made using rough-cut lumber and old metal chair legs. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Mid-Century Makeover Two-tiered end tables and nightstands were all the rage back in the 50s. The design is very practical. With a new coat of paint or finish, an old relic like this can become an indispensible piece of furniture. Reverse Stencil There’s almost nothing paint can’t fix. Floral patterns were blocked out over the original wood finish while the whole table was painted white. The results are earthy-looking flowers on a crisp white palette. Outdoor Table Old coffee tables are a perfect addition to a front porch. Look for a flea-market special and use a high-gloss, exterior paint that will stand up to the outdoors. Poultry Crate Farmers used to use these old wood crates to carry chicks and hens to market. This one found new life as a coffee table with plenty of storage for board games and books. Trunk Space Steamer trunks come in many sizes, shapes and colors to match almost any decor. And the best part: they’re great for additional storage. Front Door An old door finds new life as a coffee table. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room — you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it’ll all add to the natural, rich patina. From the Typing Pool Old metal typewriter tables can often be found at flea markets and antique shops. These sturdy structures are a perfect height for a bedside table. Checkers or Chess, Anyone? A salvaged-lumber table is made to multi-task when simple red squares are painted on top to make a checkerboard. A Coffee Table That Grows On a warm summer’s evening, an outdoor coffee table filled with sod is the perfect place to put your feet up and feel the grass between your toes. Timber Table The hardest part of making this table is lifting the heavy timbers. The easy construction requires no miter cuts, no trim pieces, no dovetails, just a few rustic timbers fastened together. Barn Wood Weathered timbers make a solid table and can go with many styles – rustic, old world, contemporary, eclectic and more. The angle cuts on the legs of this table give it an Asian flair. From Music To Cocktails An old 1950s stereo cabinet was gutted to transform it into a bar table. Pink Spool A littel pink paint helps turn an industrial wire spindle into a combination coffee table and book rack. Factory Cart Industrial-cart coffee tables have been in vogue for some time now, this butcher-block style cart makes a wonderful contrast to its modern surroundings. Wood Crates Two old crates stacked on an industrial cart make a portable shelf. The hinged openings make it easy to hide away clutter. Table Over Ottomans This coffee table was made specifically to fit over top storage ottomans, thus providing a soft place to put up your feet as well as a hard surface to put down your drink.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

Every living room needs a killer coffee table; it can be the focal point of the room. No need to spend big bucks on a fancy shmancy new table though. With a little elbow grease, some reclaimed supplies and these DIY coffee table ideas, you can make your own killer coffee table to bring your living room together.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

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Repurposed Coffee Table

All content on this site is the intellectual property of My Repurposed Life, not to be copied without my written consent. If you would like to feature a project, please clearly link to My Repurposed Life, not using more than two photographs.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

An old door finds new life as a coffee table. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room — you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it’ll all add to the natural, rich patina.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

Here’s another reclaimed pallet DIY coffee table project, but with a different approach. Instead of adding wheels and stacking pallets, this project utilized old framing lumber as legs to get some height.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

Weathered timbers make a solid table and can go with many styles – rustic, old world, contemporary, eclectic and more. The angle cuts on the legs of this table give it an Asian flair.
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Repurposed Coffee Table

Thanks for your kind words on my table redos. Jamie’s mid century modern table has taken some hits from Lucy, their Boston Terrier/English Bulldog mix. Jamie tried some restor-a-finish on it recently, but it didn’t work so well. Thanks for the shout out about the MRL Pinterest board!
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Patricia, Thanks for your kind words on my table redos. Jamie’s mid century modern table has taken some hits from Lucy, their Boston Terrier/English Bulldog mix. Jamie tried some restor-a-finish on it recently, but it didn’t work so well. Thanks for the shout out about the MRL Pinterest board! have a super day! gail
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The hardest part of making this table is lifting the heavy timbers. The easy construction requires no miter cuts, no trim pieces, no dovetails, just a few rustic timbers fastened together.