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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17 comments:

  1. Mimi I love it! and the paint finish is fabulous! and if I'd known you wanted a paint sprayer, you could have had mine... just gave it to my neighbour. :(

    Great job - AGAIN!

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  2. Love the distressing. These will look great in someone's home! Is chalk paint like milk paint?

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  3. Love the distressing. These will look great in someone's home! Is chalk paint like milk paint?

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  4. Love the distressing. These will look great in someone's home! Is chalk paint like milk paint?

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  5. This turned out AMAZING! You are so unbelievably talented :)

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  6. I love the color/distressing--it's perfect! :) You've done a great job, but a million might be a tad too much.

    gail

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  7. Mimi
    I love these pieces!
    I would buy them, but
    shipping alone would
    be a million!

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  8. GREAT job, Mimi!!!
    You are so creative!!!
    I am just staring my blogging (almost 2 months now) and
    I can ONLY paint with ASCP, lol!
    I have painted my fireplace and of course walls...
    I have heard of people spray painting but never tried but since my latis (latice??) disaster I bought a can of spray paint and I am waiting for a nice sunny day to finish (the latice shelf).
    I bought a Martha Stewart sprayer at Michael's with a 50% coupon but later also want to igrate to bigger and better things. Cannot stand painting spindle chairs with a brush anymore...

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  9. That turned out beautifully!
    I love how you thought outside the box!

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  10. What great pieces. All your time and effort shows because it's going to make someone's home very happy!
    Mary Alice

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  11. I'm passing the Versatile Blogger Award onto you! You're one of my favs, ya know! :)
    Go here to see the post that features your blog!
    http://www.sweetavakate.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  12. Your talent is amazing and so is your project. I turned out wonderful and I just love the disstressing.

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  13. Wow! How creative! I have a coffee table that came to mind for a project like this.... hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Two great pieces from one table. Love the finish. It truly looks like it came out a PB or Ballard catalog. Unbelievable!

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  15. Beautiful!! I LOVE the way the pieces married together so seamlessly. I know that must have taken ages ro get "just so'.!!! I'm not real big on the distressed look, I like my stuff to look like it came straight out of the showroom, but yours turned out so nicely I might have to start giving shabby chic a try!! I cannot wait to get moved into our new place so I can give some of your ideas a try!!! I'm sure here in England I can find some real treasures to modify. Thanks for the link so I could see the final results together!! LOVE IT!!!

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  16. Wow, what an amazing storage cabinet it has turned out to be! I have always wanted to try distressing a furniture piece but I am afraid I might just cause it to look haggard and ugly. Maybe I should experiment the technique out on something smaller before trying something more prominent in size. Thanks for sharing and yes, with all those efforts put in, you do deserve a million bucks!

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