Reclaimed coffee table finished

Recently, I shared this coffee table I made using old cedar fencing, 4″x4″ posts and caster wheels from a crappy old table I found at Savers for $10.00.

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Well, it’s been quite a whirlwind around here the past week with shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, eating, drinking and all of the other celebratory things that Christmas has to offer.  Finishing our coffee table wasn’t one of them.

This past Sunday I decided to get busy and finish our table. I knew exactly what I wanted to do and hoped that what I had envisioned would look as good in person as it did in my head.  Because sometimes that just isn’t the case.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do and hoped that what I had envisioned would look as good in person as it did in my head.  Because sometimes that just isn’t the case.

I was going for nautical (of course) and wanted each 4″x4″ post to represent old weathered sea buoys.  I started by drilling holes into each post, then painted them in different colors I found pleasing.  Just an FYI, they actually did make buoys squarish back in the day, so I was okay with the way this was going.

Once the buoys were dry, I moved on to the cedar wood.  I sanded both the top and lower part of my table then lightly stained it using “classic grey” from Minwax.  Once the stain was dry(ish), I lightly whitewashed the cedar, then sanded the entire table including the buoys.

I also clear waxed, then dark waxed my buoys to make them look even more weathered, added the rope and I was finished.

Here is our sweet, little, nautical coffee table now…..

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Nautical coffee table

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I really love this table even more now and honestly, It came out even better than I had envisioned.

My daughter (in the Seuss pj’s) thinks so too.

What do you think ?!?

Thanks for stopping by!

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