We have had a coffee table bouncing around our house for years. Hubby bought it years ago at an auction for $5.00. He intended to turn it into a bench in our bathroom, but I found a vanity bench I liked better. It moved into The Southern Belle’s room when she was a teen, then upstairs into the man room. When we moved into the new house it didn’t have a home, but I wanted a bench for the front bedroom. Ta Dah! It finally gets to be a bench. Here it is underway. No photos before we got started. Once again I got too excited to stop forward progress for pictures. Sorry.
Hubby is getting pretty handy at cutting tables down. He even made pocket holes for screws without a jig on this project! ( If you know what I am talking about you are impressed…if not, never mind.)
We saved everything. The top he cut off will be a shelf that is going to hold Hubby’s dad’s flag and a photo of him in his uniform.
The drawer is going to be a shadow box.
The drawer never worked right. We found out why. There was a five pound counter-weight on the drawer that was out of place. It is steel and will be used somewhere.
I have wanted to have something chevron. This was the perfect project. It is a small space and should have been easy, right. Wrong. Mr. Math aka Hubby, had to step in and figure out the dimensions. I used contact shelf liner for the stripes. It was my plan to dry brush the paint on so I did not think the paint would run. Fortunately I was right. The light colored wood is the vinyl contact paper.
The paint is a an oops color. Surprisingly it was the exact color of the lamp I just spray painted. Yay.
The photos do not do the color justice. Look at the last picture for a true reflection of the color. It also matched the color of the greenish tone in the fabric I bought for the front room. Perfect.
I dry brushed the paint on, let it mostly dry, then peeled off the contact.
It turned out great. Here is the result. Love it. I still need to put a coat of poly on it so that the seat will be able to hold up to suitcases and bottoms on the top.
Here is a sneak peek at the front bedroom. Not finished yet, but already better.