Thursday, January 26, 2012

Antique Door turned Coffee Table... in progress

There is this antique dealer (or junk guy) that lives
a few blocks from me...

He is always throwing out great things!

 

Recently as I drove by I saw a pile of junk...
so I stopped... of course...

And it was another fabulous find!
On the top of the pile was this 5' long heavy,
wooden door!


And as I was putting down the seats in my car to slide it in... 
the man came down the driveway!

Embarrassing!

He explained to me that what I was picking up from the side of his driveway, was an  
antique armoire door....

Jackpot!

So... I proceeded to stuff the door into the back of my car. And no he didn't help... just talked!
I guess the pile of wood underneath was the rest of the armoire but there didn't seem to be anything worth saving. Unfortunately it was splintered and water logged.

Check out the wooden pegs that are 
holding it together!!!!


So...

Now, as you can probably guess....

I had plans...

First, I went to Home Depot and bought metal pipes to use as the legs.... 
brought them home, screwed them on...

Nope!
They didn't look good... too high!

Next, back to Home Depot and we tried
wooden legs ...



Wooden legs and these brackets seemed to do the trick! 
 Once the legs were attached I painted them black...








And there we had one awesome coffee table!

Until a week later when I decided the legs looked crooked... 
they never seemed to sit right and they wobbled... 




 So it was back to the drawing board....

And then it hit me... 
I had this unfinished, green tinted,
wooden bench in the garage....

I washed it down, sanded it, threw on a coat of lemon oil and attached the top to the bench!




Perfect fit!  
And Very Sturdy!

Time to accessorize with some rusty finds....


Check out the photo holder... 
it was an iron plant foot...

I bent the picture at the bottom and added a magnet!


How much do I want to stencil or stamp some 
"crate" words on the top or the sides of this wood???? 


 This coffee table finally ended up to be a great junk-style coffee table!

(only now I'm thinking the base should be black...)
Please help me with the painting decision...



And check out the stenciled, painted, finished version here!


Susan

25 comments:

  1. hiya susan , have to say i loved the black legs , but your finished table is just gorgeous and useful ....happy days lol shame on the junk guy not helping to load it :( but us girls dont need men to do our lifting ;) tfs
    happy junking x
    xmaggiex

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  2. Jealous!!!!! I wish I had an antique / junk dealer down the road who threw stuff away! What a great find, well done!! Love the outcome.

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  3. What a great find! And you turned it into something not only useful but beautiful! Enjoy.
    Fran

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  4. This was a great post I love the road side stuff, it amazes me what people throw out. Your table looks great.
    Lisa

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  5. Wow. I really love the bench base you added. It's beautiful.....I am sure I live around hoarders. I never find anything roadside. Good score!

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  6. So you had the perfect base the whole time! : ) Great find, Susan! I wouldn't know whether to run away or just stand there like a deer in headlights if someone came down the driveway. It looks great and I'll bet it is very sturdy now; especially if you have a "feet on the coffee table" type of room.

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  7. Looks great! I think it's perfect just the way it is!

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  8. Genius! Awesome job! You have a great talent to see potential in old things.

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  9. Love love the second attempt!!! :) I was asked the other day to list my top three fav blogs that I must open as soon as they hit my reader. I listed Miss Mustard Seed, Funky Junk Interiors and Homeroad. I just always enjoy everything you do!! You are my inspiration!

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  10. How wonderful that the perfect base was something you already had! I love it.

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  11. What a handy lady you are! That door is awesome!

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  12. Oh yes, love this. The bench is much better.

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  13. Following your thought process to the final product was great. The journey is half the fun. Thanks.

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  14. You've inspired me!! I saw an old door at the warehouse the other day and didn't get it because I was too nervous to make it into a table. I think I'm going back today to grab it! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our free for all party. Be sure to join us tomorrow morning for some shout outs! Have a wonderful weekend!

    XOXO!
    Marni

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  15. I love the way that turned out......love your blog to...I'd like to invite you to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party
    going on now-Sunday night……Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Awesome find and great way to use it !I like black w/ wood too . Found you via Funky Junk .

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  17. Great find! you sure are persistent. :) I'm glad you kept going until you were satisfied. Paint? base? I think black is a great choice, or perhaps just a "wash" of black.

    gail

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  18. Seriously...... what the heck is the matter with you? Would you please make something I don't like so I can stop reading your blog and get to bed????

    ~Bliss~

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  19. That is an amazing transformation. I love how you made that antique door into new and stylish coffee table. Great job!

    office furniture nyc

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  20. I am so in LOVE with the end result! That bench was perfect!!! Well done! The perfect salvaged piece that ended up looking very high end. :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 130. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150795879526141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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