Made a trip to the old kid's "camp" where all things rusty and wooden go to wait for reinvention. (Scary, right?)
Nabbed some suitably decrepit pieces of chunky wood and hauled them back to the house.
Pulled our old coffee table base out of the garage. My son and friends took over the garage for a while during the high school years and turned it into their hang out. This coffee table, which had outlived it's usefulness indoors, was painted and graffittied to within an inch of it's life.
Out came the trusty RustOLeum spray paint, goodbye "Bear" (sorry Jena). My son has been dating them same lovely girl going on five years now, and Bear is his nickname for her, long story.
Sawed the wood to the same (relatively) length. Out came my nail gun and a few cross pieces underneath to hold the top together.
Not quite even on the ends but I have a plan for that later.
Printed out some letters and numbers with personal meaning.
Cut them out as one time use stencils. Super easy.
Black and white for a faded charcoal color. I wanted to keep the pallette neutral.
Coffee table. Nothing in this project cost me a dime. I only used what I had on hand or could drag from the back yard. I may refine it a bit later but it is perfectly useful as is.
Won't you join me for a nice cuppa?
I am linking to ...
Miss Mustard Seed
Just a Girl
The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday
Strut Your Stuff
My Romantic Home
Have a green weekend, P.