Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY - Making a Coffee Table

When we moved into our new house, we realized that we had a round kitchen table that we didn't have a place for.

Then... I realized I had a big room that needed a coffee table. 
That's when I came up with my brillant plan.

Here's what we did to make the kitchen table into our new coffee table.

First, I unscrewed the tabletop from the base.

Then we had to decide if we could reattach the tabletop once we cut the base down.

Once we figured out that we could reattach it, it was all systems go!
Time to measure and cut the base...

This is the very technical paper and crayon technique.

I got nervous, so Greg took over the saw.

Time to reattach the tabletop to the base.

The end result is pretty awesome!

This is what the room looks like with the new coffee table.

This was a really easy and fun way to make the table I wanted. The whole thing only took us about 45 minutes from start to finish.

It makes me want to find more things I can do around the house!

What DIY projects have you guys been doing?


  1. That is a great idea!

  2. Love the paper and crayon technique!  So fun!  Your room looks way way cute!!  

  3. P.S.  Did the chair you were sawing on make it through the operation?!

  4. Barely! We had so much fun. :)

  5. Em @ And Nothing Else MattersDecember 5, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    It looks great, you did a fantastic job!Thanks so much for joining in on our Tag-Along Thursday Blog Hop, Em


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