Saturday, April 14, 2012

Coffee Table to Entryway Storage

There is just something about white cubby storage that makes my heart go pitter-pat.  I can't believe it has been months since I worked on this project.  I first blogged about it back in November!!!  Back then I showed how I cut a coffee table in half to make the bench.  My intention was to use the other half to make a matching shelf.  What was holding me up wasn't that I didn't like the project it was that it wouldn't fit in my house or my shop space.  I finally got around to finishing it.

The only part of the coffee table I ended up using for the shelf was the top.  I wanted to tie the two pieces together.   I also made sure the shelf cubbies lined up with the benches cubbies.  For the rest I used pine boards.

I used pocket holes to screw everything together as well as glue and nails in some places.  It's heavy so I wanted it to be sturdy.  I hand painted the whole thing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP)in Old White and finished it with acrylic satin for durability. A paint sprayer is on my want list(hope I win Gails Commandmax sprayer giveaway).  Hand painting inside cubbies makes me want to poke my own eyes out.

I heavily distressed for a rustic shabby chic look. 

Tons of storage.  This would look great with baskets in the bench cubbies.  Walmart, Target and Ikea all have baskets that will fit.  I have some that fit but I don't want to give them up.  I am a basket hoarder.

Super cute feet and paneled side detail.  The Hooks and handles are an oil rubbed bronze finish.

I knew I would have to sell this since my entryway is the size of a small closet, but I wish I could keep it.  I will be posting to the shop page & facebook just as soon as I decide on a price. I am thinking one million dollars for all the time I put in.  Do you think that's too much?  

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