Or in our case coffee table + workstation + dining table
I am going to get into the whole “we moved” bit later this week and next. If you notice at the top of the blog, on the far left, you will see “1106″- this will be the collection of renovations, DIY home projects, decor, and our garden in our new home. This is full-on adult time YIKES!!
So for the first entry as 1106, I wanted to share the coffee table i made a few days ago out of an old Victorian door that we picked up from a recent sale of the Santa Ana Historical Society.
The door was a total find- it was shorter/smaller than a traditional door, but the size and the old-timey hardware were so striking. I was either thinking a cool headboard for our bedroom but we were in desperate need of a coffee table- we were using a foot stool for eating and working while watching our fave TV shows.
I had been wanting to make a desk for Gustavo’s office and happened to find this website for hairpin legs, great steel modern table legs that can be put on just about anything. While on their sale section, i found legs for a future desk and decided that i might as well try some shorter ones for $12 a piece. The coffee table legs are about 14″ tall-perfect!
It did take a little for them to come in, about 2-3 weeks but once in, the rest was easy. I cleaned off the door, covered the thing in wood polish that the Backyard Bee ladies made and drilled 3 screws to each leg, flipped the thing over and-DONE…a new coffee table!
My first thought was that the table was a little to long/big for the area, i mean it is close to the same length of the couch- this was odd to me. However, everyone started setting up work stations, paper stuff, food and general life. The table had ample room to fit everyone’s work and it was more than enough to fit people working from the couch or on the opposite side on the floor. Now i cant believe how we even got by without it!
I really love that an old doorknob and vintage hinges are a part of table, no way was i taking those off (and i love teasing the dogs by turning the knob!!)-lol
more on this new adventure that is the house to come!