This is what the wicker crate coffee table looks like
Scratch that, I didn’t get to post this yesterday, so today it looks like this.
The girls continued to work on it all week They’re having a ball.
They’re admiring their work here.
I think they were pretty proud of their accomplishments!
Don’t let the innocent look fool you, this one here is the real culprit!
On the weekend I had to head over to my storage space to look for the new coffee table.
After quite a bit of finagling I was able to get it out from under.
That thing is very heavy! Lot’s of solid wood there.
I didn’t get too far yet in the makeover,
as a matter of fact I need some help deciding what to do.
So far I have found the perfect door to use as the top, and cut it down to size.
The entire front is veneer, and it’s missing pieces at the bottom.
The veneer on the bottom drawer is very loose but mostly intact.
The back of the piece is just rough wood, as it was meant to be against a wall.
So, this is what I’m thinking…..
Stain the top (door) dark walnut.
Keep the drawer fronts natural (add a little stain to darken the wood but not cover the beautiful wood grain.)
Fill in where the veneer is missing on the bottom.
Paint the body of the piece off-white and glaze it.
What do you think?
This is one of those times I’m afraid to make that first cut.
It just feels like a one of a kind piece to me, you know?
Thanks for your help!