Saturday, March 13, 2010

Coffee Table Makeover

I have become quite philosophical whenever something around the house gets broken. I now see it as an opportunity to hunt for a replacement or get creative in repairing the item, which is what I decided to do when a friend recently sat on our glass-topped coffee table and it didn't take the strain, resulting in broken glass.
I contemplated buying a new glass top but after giving the decision some more thought I decided to do something a bit more original.
With the help of my hubbys skill on the end of a saw I came up with this wooden top which I personally think looks fabulous. I feel that if I saw this table in a shop I would just have to have it. So for the costly sum of around $30 we have this new coffe table top.







This is the only shot I have of the table with it's glass top. Excuse my lounge. Due to a lack of storage it has become a dumping ground for all the sofas I plan to recover and sell, apart from the striped couch which I recovered a year ago. (Don't ask me why that one is facing the wrong way!?!?!?!)






Hmmm, I've just noticed the stripes on my sofa don't line up. As soon as I finish this post I will go and flip the cushions over.











29 comments:

Dreamy Whites said...

You are so cute. I love your table makeover. You did a great job!
Hope you are having a wonderful evening. I am trying to visit all my favorite blogs before I go to bed, I haven't been able to visit as much as I would like to lately. Have a great day
TAke Care,
Maria

Alison Gibbs said...

Great makeover. The table looks fabulous

Amanda said...

I love the table makeover - your new top looks lovely - really love the striped white wood effect and if I saw it in a shop, it would definitely catch my eye :)

theoldboathouse said...

I love your makeover...fabulous, love the striped wood, very beachy. I hope your poor friend is ok that sat on the glass top, must have given them a fright and could have been a nasty accident I guess.But I agree it is always good to see the opportunity rather than the dissapointment...and you get extra points for thriftyness, cheers Katherine

Tina said...

Ange, I love it!!! It looks fantastic - what a great hubby you have:) It looks like it cost a whole lot more than $30! Great vision and fabulous result Ange. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Katrina Chambers said...

Wow! Totally awesome, great job. That room is looking so good too. All the colours are so fresh and hip! Love the stripes and blacks :)

DustyLu said...

Fantastic job! I love it..The colors are great together! ~lulu

MelsRosePlace said...

I love it. you guys are a great time and i love all the colours and everything you have placed in the room. looking awesome ange. Mel xxx

MelsRosePlace said...

great team that meant to say...

Anna said...

lol..Ange you make me laugh with the way you write your posts...lol..I love it!!...and I LOVE how you saved a poor old table that almost kicked the bucket..and gave it a new life ( but tell me..who sits on glass tables for goodness sake..lol )
It looks awesome...I even think some kind of stenciling...or design around the edging would look fab. GOLD STAR TO HUBBY TOO...what a champ :) x

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Fabulous job my dear. The white is so SMASHING!!!....and I love the dumping ground. :) Hahaha...you always make me giggle.

Cheers~
e

Sirkka´s photo and art said...

Solid work, though I would put some more colours to the table.

Creamy White said...

Wow Ange, what a cute table!!! I made one patio table similar to this, but didn't paint in white. Yours looks absolutely amazing. Love it! See ya, Li :-)

Smile, Emily said...

Wow. What a beautiful new table top! I wouldn't have believed you if you said you guys made it! It has such a nice, beachy chic feel.

x Emily

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

I absolutely Love it!! Your Hubby did a fabulous job!! :) Maybe he should start his own business!!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Looks great! Love how the table turned out. Amazing!

A Room For Everyone said...

Love your style and blog! Thank you for your lovely comment today. The table looks great..Rachaelx

Kellie Collis said...

Paint is everyone's friend! Gorgeous outcome! x

Jeanne said...

What a great table Ange. If looks fantastic!
I am passing on the Happy 101 Award to you!
See my sunday post for more details.
Just a little something to thank you for stopping by and for making so many people happy with your beautiful blog!
Jeanne :)

Brabourne Farm said...

I love your new table - your husband is very clever! Leigh

Millygarden said...

I love your table! Give fantastic makeover in your room!

Hugs Marina

Ange said...

Sorry Ange - my visits to blogland have been sporadic and brief - just popping in two at a time;-) Back on track next week I think! LOVE YOUR COFFEE TABLE! Much better than the glass. Every cloud has a silver lining hey!

mise said...

Oh that's a great table, sleek and functional without being too industrial. I'd buy it like a shot if I saw it for sale.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love the way your table turned out! Its so fresh and pretty and the price tag is great! Its so fun to recycle to make new again.

Erica LeBlanc said...

This is my favorite of your projects thus far. That table is soooo cool... It's like a hybrid of Pottery Barn beachy and West Elm sleek.

Kris said...

Wow! Nicely done!!

The Stylish House said...

Ange,
I love your new top! It looks fresh and updated. The broken glass certainly turned out to be a happy accident.
Cathy

Canadian Cottage said...

Hi Ange, It looks prfct! I know what you mean about seeing mishaps as an opportunity for something different. I can't wait to see those couches finished!

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