Map Table with Repurposed Hairpin Legs

4:30:00 AM

A side table created from found pieces looks amazing!



What was I thinking when I bought this ugly blue table you ask?


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


Not my style, not my color!

But look down and check out those great legs!

That is all I wanted from this thrift store find... great legs.


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


I removed the hairpin legs from the very blue table...


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


Then after taking apart an old wooden Lazy Susan I re-attached the legs to the bottom of the "new" table top.


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre to paint the table top.

Then using an old sailing map of our nearby area, I cut a circle that would fit inside the edge of the table.

I found a collection of nautical sailing maps at a nearby garage sale.  The maps had markings on them from old races including personal chart markings and even a few coffee mug stains... very cool! 

The very best part is that these are the waters around us!


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


I used Decou-Page by DecoArt (affiliate link) to decoupage the map to the table. It worked great on this very wrinkled and distressed map.

One coat under the map, a little credit card action to smooth out the bubbles... 

then another coat over the top. I also coated the top with a waterproof sealer when the map was dry.


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


The table is going to a close friend who will be cruising these waters in their new boat.


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net


Map Table with Hairpin Legs www.homeroad.net

Happy Sailing!
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*Fusion Mineral Paint and DecoArt provided me with materials. All opinions are my own*


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20 comments

  1. This turned out fantastic! I could do this on so many pieces and it would save time and my sanity LOL. So great!

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    1. Thank you Stacey... I also used these maps on a shelf... stay tuned! :)

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  2. We are big sailors and I'm in love with this project! Love the chart on your table! Happy to share this cool table!

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    1. Thank you so much Wendi! We live near the water and these maps were a great find!

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  3. LOVE IT, I collect maps so I'm adding it to my list of re-dos.
    Ann

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    1. Thanks Ann... stay tuned for the shelf I made with these maps too... :)

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  4. awesome table makeover--well, redo! The new look with the map is fabulous Susan!

    gail

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  5. Great save and such a clever idea. Love the map idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party, Susan.

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  6. I love it! And I love even more that it's going to someone who will sail those waters! So cool - great project!

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    1. I know! My friends loved it... I'm so happy! :)

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  7. susan this turned out so cool looking and you saved a ton those legs have become so expensive great job xx

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    1. That's what I thought Monkey! It was a great find :)

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  8. Susan, I'm curious... why didn't you put the map on the original table top ? I'm wondering the pros and cons if you had a specific reason for doing so. I have a niece who loves maps and this would be a great gift for her. What will you do with the table top you didn't use ? Something neat is coming of it, I bet !

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    1. Hi Patty! I didn't use the original table because it was made of particle board and had water damage. I had to throw it away... too bad! :)

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  9. I love how this turned out! What a wonderful way to give new life to both old items!

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  10. Great! Wait do those legs fold down?

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    1. Actually they don't Karen. It would be great if they did but no. I gave this to a neighbor who has a boat out in the sound and he loves it!

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