vintage door coffee table recycling diy
Mon 5th, Nov, 2012
Aloha Beach Cottage ladies, how you cooking? All good here in Beach Cottage Land.
Here today (while doing laundry and painting things white) to show you an old door I have kinda re-purposed as a coffee table and am loving it…
Our old coffee table, as our old sofa in the front Sitting Room, has been with us for longer than two of our children and travelled over the seas, over land and down dale to be with us in this lovely country.
I love that and let me tell you I am often apt to pulling this little nugget of information into many a convo when a little home ware purrrchayse is discovered in the back of the magic wardrobe in my bedroom by the lovely Mr BC
Just simply, a circa fourteen year old sofa is a very good card to have up one’s sleeve when one is bargaining and back-pedalling like crazy with one’s husband…I mean hello, 15 years x 365 nights a year = cost per wear is good here is it not?
There is no option to get rid of it, it’s far too filled with memories and life and stuff.
I was bored with it.
And so a little Beach Cottage re-purposing was born.
Have white vintage door found on the side of the road. Will make do and up-cycle.
So I turned the old door into a new coffee table…by way of placing said door on top of coffee table and not doing much else…it’s very heavy and happily sits there looking hot…a bit like it’s owner, hahaha
There have been, as I am sure, if you are a long term reader of this blog can imagine, eyebrows in this old cottage, and talk of knobs getting in the way.Errrm now Mr Beach Cottage, let me enlighten you with a little thing…knobs getting in the way? Yeah, often been a problem in my life that. When one is faced with annoying knobs in one’s life, one tends to give them a long hard stare with eyebrows.Normally does the trick.
I hope you girls like this little bit of thriftniness this fine day?
And do tell, how do you deal with annoying little knobs in your life?
Have a good one
p.s. I have had lots of messages lately along the lines of ‘you must spend a fortune on your house’ …below shows how I mooch around here, on the wrong side of town and too far from the ocean with pre-loved vintage things and chain store finds xo
vintage door : free side of road lantern : IKEA
coffee table : 15 yrs old used to be pine sofa : 14 years old & washed many times
vintage bottles : thrifted & Freedom throw on sofa : Eb & Ive stripe rug : IKEA
p.p.s. talking of knobs thanks to all of you who have emailed me about the Too Easy/vintage thing..slowly getting back to you all but thanks for the support x