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Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Weathered Cool Coffee Table

I am always on the lookout for freebies at the end of driveways close to trash day.

I mean, what a great place to pick up wood items.

In this way, I have picked up great things that needed a little love and paint to restore.

I have found bookshelves, moulding, small items and more, including this fabulous spool which I turned into a weathered cool coffee table.

I have to say, I was fortunate that the former owners already polyurethaned the top and inside. All I needed to do was to clean it with some glass cleaner.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

My sweet hubby then waxed the table top and it took away all the cloudy white spots.

 

I bought rolling casters at the hardware store. And screws that would work as well.

I placed the casters around the bottom of the table. I used 6 casters and placed them by eye to be even around the table.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Next, I drilled out the screw holes.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then I added the screws to the casters.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

I only placed them around the edges, because of the holes in the center. I thought that would be plenty and it was. We don’t have anyone sitting on the table, or putting heavy weight on it.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

What I love about this table, is if teen feet dirty it up, or someone spills on it, no worries. It’s already shabby and weathered, it goes well in my beach-themed room.

It was free, and I spent about $20 dollars on casters. Funny thing, everyone LOVES this table.

Weathered Cool Coffee Table - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Friends have admired it, and said it just looks great in the room.

The kids love it because they can pull it close or move it out of the way.

I love that it easily moves for housework as well.

It’s another fun addition to our work-in-progress room.

Enjoy!

kris



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