What a week it’s been. The kiddos had 3 “snow” days this week and my hubby had two. Yes we are in Louisiana. So after a 5 day unexpected weekend things are starting to get back to normal.
Now I’m ready to share my new Round Pallet Coffee Table…..
Awhile back I shared this pedestal coffee table in a Thrifty Thursday post. I picked it up for cheap and I fell in love with the pedestal part of the table. When I picked it up the top of the table wasn’t in as good of shape as I hoped. I was afraid that even with a layer of paint it would still look like a beat up old table. So it sat in my garage.
Until I was inspired by a pile of pallet wood (also in my garage).
So we got to work. Step 1: plain down the ick on the pallet wood. Then lay out the boards to create a “new” table top.
Step 2: Find the true center of the “new” table top with a measuring tape. Put a nail in the center.
Step 3: Tie a string to the nail, then tie a pencil to the other end. Holding the pencil, move it around the wood boards creating a circle.
Step 4: Once your circle is drawn, use a jig saw to cut on the pencil lines. You can grab and cut one board at a time.
Step 5: Once all the boards are cut, line everything back up to make your circle. We used some cross boards to attach all of the pallet boards.
Step 6: Then it was time to paint the pedestal part of the table. I used some Annie Sloan chalk paint in old white. Can you see that plywood piece attached to the pedestal? That’s what we used to attach the table top to the pedestal. The plywood was added to the pedestal with a bolt and wood glue.
Step 7: I used Minwax wood stain to stain the pallet wood and Polycrylic (a couple coats) to seal the wood.
Step 8: We used screws and wood glue to attach the plywood (on the pedestal) to the new pallet table top.
I don’t know about you, but to me this is WAY better!
I mean….that dark stained pallet wood. Swoon.
Of course I love the pedestal even more now. I’m so glad I could do it justice by giving it a new fabulous top. What do you think of the Round Pallet Coffee Table?
Now the question is: What do I do with the old top???
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Earlier this week I shared this beautiful (and HUGE) Family Rules Window. Double SWOON right?