I’m so glad to be sharing Karen with y’all today for surprise guest blogger day #3! I “met” Karen while doing our Holiday Home Tour, and I’ve been loving her style ever since. I hope you enjoy her project today!
Hi y’all! I’m Karen from Karen’s Up on The Hill and I am just tickled to be guest posting for Lauren on her amazing blog! She is just so darn sweet and creative, and I am so honored that she asked me to be here!
If you haven’t been by my place before, we currently have a home that was built in the 50’s in the semi-rural western suburbs of Philadelphia, “Horse Country” if you will. We are new to this area and when we moved in and I started to decorate, the house took on a bit of a farmhouse style of it’s own.
So, today I’m sharing how I transformed a $30 thrift store end table into a farmhouse style coffee table for our living room.
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.
Thanks so much for letting me share my living room and my little re-loved $30 coffee table with you today here on Bless’er House.
Have a great week and feel free to stop by anytime and say hello!