WELCOME! I am finally back in my favorite mode – creating projects – after several months in recuperation. Rather unexpectedly I had one knee replacement and then the other three months later. Yay for getting past THAT to upcycle an old trunk into a coffee table.
I started driving a few weeks ago, but just this weekend I felt up to riding 45 minutes down the road to Burlington, NC to Salvage Sisters. It’s a shop that is so me. Run by sister junkers who I swear shop only for moi. I had no agenda or shopping list. I meandered through the lovely staged vignettes until I spied this perfectly patinated trunk in my favorite teal blue.
I have been looking for something special, and not-too-small-not-too-big-not-too-tall to use for a coffee table in my office. It’s a small bedroom space full of rustic treasures and old books, and there probably isn’t really room for a coffee table. But. I would make it work.
After getting this piece home, I discovered immediately it was shorter than I wanted. When reading I have to put my feet up, don’t you? So off I went to Home Depot for four casters that hubby Steve added in a flash.
I loved the color and patina but I decided adding one quick coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax would punch up the color even more.
One more little touch. A tassel from my cabinet of important stuff. And there you go!
The table – $45! The casters – $22. A coffee table with lots of storage for under $70.
For me, an easy project while I’m getting back to 100% recovered.
Stay tuned for more, more, more!