July 16, 2012

A Coffe Table Plus Some

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!!!  I hope your weekend didn't fly by too fast...ours did.  It always does.  I didn't get a lot done on Saturday, but yesterday was a very productive day for Mr. JUNKtion and I.  After church we hit the ground garage running.  We did manage to squeeze in a Dairy Queen break, although a Braum's break would have been much better.  I worked on a lot of small pieces yesterday, and I'm sharing this coffee table with you:

 It started out as a drop leaf table.  However when I came across it, there was only one side of the drop leaf remaining...that made it a little difficult to resale.  So, I removed the drop leaf side that was remaining and glued up a small trim piece.
 This table had perfect chippiness, rusticness, and character.   It was a perfect old green and a little dark wax spruced it right up.
 As for the drop leaf side that I removed, well, it got a some more of those owl hooks added to it.
 If only I could re-create a genuine crackling effect like this by hand!  That's pure old goodness!  And the owl just makes it that much better.
 I love when I get two pieces out of one. Slam bam thank you ma'am!
Here's a sneak peak at some upcoming pieces that I will be blogging about.  This is what our driveway looked like yesterday.  I'm sure my neighbors just look this way and roll their eyes.  Unfortunately, they are used to us by now. Good things we have some amazing neighbors that put up with us! :)

Linking up with these gals:



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6 comments:

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful old table. I love what you did with the extra piece of the top, so clever!!

Liz said...

Cute stuff! I love the little owls. :)

~Liz

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Great re-use of a cast off piece. I absolutely love the chippiness and the owl hooks. Found your link on Savvy Southern Style.

Angela

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Rustic restorations to see your project. That distressed finish ("REAL", not faked!)on that table is to die for. The hat rack made form the extra leaf is so cute. You are right - if only you could recreate that crackle.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Tammy said...

I love that Coffee Table!!! What an awesome idea for the leaf!!! So Rustic! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

the table looks great! I think there are more of us that work in our driveway than you can imagine! My neighbors would wonder if I wasn't in the driveway working on something. :)

gail
ps love the owl hooks on the old piece of table!