I’m joining some blogger friends with a monthly challenge. All the projects contain wood and some other medium. Mine is metal. I repurposed an antique sewing machine by dismantling it and turning it into a t.v. table. Be sure to check out all the other great projects!
Old Tables-So many Ideas
I love working on any table. I like building them from bits and pieces leftover in my wood pile. Give me any old furniture and I'll show you how it can be new again.
Sometimes I might just paint it or give it a quick makeover. Maybe I'll get out a saw or two and give it a new lease on life as a new piece of furniture.
Repurposed furniture is so much fun. Whether you pick up an old table at a flea market or a thrift store-maybe you found an old one on the side of the road. Maybe you have your grandmother's special piece. Don't toss it until you check out the table ideas at My Repurposed Life. You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone, with any skill level. I'm always here to help in any way I can.
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Old table? no problem! It's what I do
I have a great simple sofa table makeover to share with you today. This roadside find still has a lot of years left to give. All it takes is a little paint, stain and TLC. I’ll show you the easiest way to get a perfect fresh look.
This newly rehabbed rustic side table was found on the side of the road. My neighbor brought it to me and of course, I couldn’t turn down a free project! After a little paint and stained pallet boards the table is finished!
I first started on this sewing machine cabinet turned into a drink station over a year ago. But I wasn’t quite happy with it, so I stored it in the garage and recently decided to revisit it. I have to say I love it now! I searched for years for the perfect insert to make a drink station, and I finally found the perfect tub!
Ohhh, how I love easy projects! That’s what Friday’s are all about here on My Repurposed Life. KISS Keep it simple, stupid. With a little TLC, paint and glaze, this side table makeover is complete! Bonus!! Remove (or open) the door and it converts to a pet bed, giving your furbaby peace of mind and security to keep them from being underfoot.
This easy, fun repurposed table shelf project is made from a couple of boards and queen anne table legs. You will love this quick and easy project that you can do in an afternoon.
This corner table bench is perfect for the kiddos to have their own space in the family room, dining room or playroom! It’s made out of an old bed and new lumber. Easy step by step directions for you to make one yourself.
I’m sharing some tv tables that I updated for the camper. Space is very limited in my Vintage Cruiser so I have to have items that are dual purpose and easy to store. The folding tv tables are perfect for this very reason. They can be used indoors or outdoors and easily fold away for storage and transporting.
After the deck demolition at my daughter’s house, we had a huge pile of yummylicious weathered blue wood leftover, and I couldn’t bare to see it go to waste. Solution? Make simple benches for the NEW deck! It’s tough to get this weathered paint look.
Today’s project is the third in the trilogy of table projects made from that one $7 damaged queen anne coffee table. This project is about the table base getting a new top to replace the damaged top that was on it when I picked it up at the thrift store. Don’t throw out a damaged piece of furniture.
Using parts of two different table, I put a new top on the broken claw foot table. After a little paint and glaze it’s ready for it’s new home. A cute little four legged claw foot table perfect for any small space.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge project for May. This month’s theme is Pallets. I used pallet boards to make a table, but actually staged/styled it as a coffee station or coffee bar. It’s sofa table height, and you could easily make it to be a kitchen island or outdoor serving station. The possibilities are endless with this type of pallet board table!
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project! I made a luggage rack side table using an old luggage rack I bought years ago and a cabinet door. The luggage rack was a pretty simple makeover, the cabinet door feet became a little more challenging. But I have good tips for you to add feet to make a cabinet door tray.
This roundup of 50+ repurposed table ideas will inspire you to change up or transform that table you have in storage, or maybe you just found the perfect table at a thrift store or on the side of the road. In any case, you’re sure to find something here to inspire you to save an…
It’s time for this month’s Power Tool Challenge. The theme is right up my alley, REPURPOSED. If you love doing repurposed projects, you can share them for a chance to win one of two Ryobi prize packs. All the details are in the blog post, so click over and get all the details. I can’t wait to see what you will make!
An old oak drop leaf table gets a new purpose as a craft table. Tips on repairing and painting furniture to help you in your next furniture makeover. Hop over to see how I fixed a broken chair using an automotive clamp.
I have a great Coffee Table Bench with Easy Button Tufted Upholstery You Will Want to Try soon! Have you ever done button tufting with screws instead of drilling holes? It’s so easy and it looks great. This simple project took over a year to complete because I didn’t really like the way the project was going while trying to keep it as a table.
I got some free tables with metal legs. They were by a dumpster I passed while running errands. There were a LOT of tables, but I only took eight of them. Now I wish I had taken all of them. The problem was how much room they were taking up in the truck, and where I would store them once I brought them home. I worked that out by dismantling them. If only I had brought more of them home. Here is a trio of diy side tables I made with some of the metal table legs.
I know you’ve already seen the table, but I wanted to share this chair makeover with you and show you that the table not only works as a console or library table, but add a chair–and you have a writing table. The writing table is perfect for a home office or a kitchen nook.
Using FREE bed posts (have you ever seen a bed with these kinds of posts?) and some bargain plywood along with the picture frame molding I recently shared, I made this handy double column console table. I also think it would be great at a vintage wedding for displaying photos and a guest book.
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
Using two free table legs and a table leaf from the storage garage, I made this beautiful new console table perfect for a hallway, entry or even as a sofa table. Tips and tidbits for you to file away to use someday in your own shop.
Today’s project is from my new friend Randi who blogs at A Fresh Squeezed Life. You may have seen Randi featured at our Talk of the Town link party. She’s very creative, and I think she has a great message about when projects try our patience. Please give her a warm welcome.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge, and it’s a Home Decor reader event. We’re sharing what we made, but we’re also inviting YOU to share your projects for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Homeright. I made this much needed custom sofa side table to help me keep track of all my remotes in the living room!
URLThese tables were ignored for over a year, no one wanted them. This turned out to be a good thing because they are perfect for our living room makeover. With a darker stain top, bold orange paint and gorgeous hardware they fit right in with our newly finished living room bursting with color.
Do you ever have one of those projects that you start and then wish you had never laid eyes on the furniture pieces? This is one of those projects. Sure, it looks beautiful now, but you will want to click over to see how it all took place!
A wire basket organizer is made from an old table top. The same project can be completed using an old picture frame. Using a table top to make a wire basket organizer I was given this old table base without legs from my neighbor Rodney. He knows I’ll take any left over junk he…
Today’s project a reclaimed wood coffee table is very versatile. It can be used as a coffee table or bench indoors or out! This coffee table is easy to make, and for me it was relatively free. However, it did involve a lot of labor hauling the reclaimed wood and building the table. Look at…
It’s time for our monthly Thrift Store Décor party! This is where we take items and put our own spin on them. Today’s metal tiered stand project was a bit challenging, and I even took a little hiatus from working on it. Do you do that? Walk away from projects when they aren’t going your…
I think y’all know how much I love cutting up thrift store furniture. While looking at this pair of Queen Anne side tables, one of the vendors at Vendors’ Village called me out and said. “You’re thinking awfully hard on those tables, it’s a good deal and he just put them out”. hahaha I wasn’t…
I re-did a Singer sewing machine table over a year ago. Although I liked the look, the top didn’t seem worthy or strong enough for this heavy treadle base. As I was readying for Glendale 2016, I dragged this out of the back of the garage for a little makeover. I tested out an option…
Y’all I’m so excited about this month’s Power Tool Challenge project, a double pedestal table. As always, the team will be showing you what we did, but in addition, you get to join in on the fun! I never throw anything away. When I made a double headboard bench out of the headboard, I parted…
Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor project. Okay, so this is suppose to be a thrift store makeover, but I actually got this side table free last Winter when my neighbors moved. It was a free for all kind of situation, but my storage situation made me make some tough decisions. I couldn’t…
Here’s a great library table makeover I think you’re going to LOVE. Well, if you don’t like painted furniture you may not love it. I don’t really have anything against refinishing furniture, except it has been too hot to do all that work! I got this sweet desk or library table from my hairdresser…
Some makeovers are easier than others, but the best makeovers involve at least a little sawing. If you know me, then you are aware that I’m happiest when cutting up furniture or lumber. This mid century side table was mostly unchanged during it’s makeover, just some paint and a new top. You can see I…
Today I’m going to show you how to turn a repurposed coffee table into a chalkboard easel. Chalkboard easels are great for weddings, parties, and small shops or bakeries. I picked this vintage coffee table up at Vendors’ Village from John’s booth. He has been labeling some broken and unwanted items as u-fix-it….
I never really thought about making a coffee table using chair legs and hardwood flooring, but one day while I was looking for something to make, I took a second look at the base of these chairs…. I got these chairs from a local reader last fall, and they’ve just been hanging around ever…
Hi folks! I have a special guest post today from my friend Tommy! He explains how we “met” below. Tommy is such a funny guy, and very talented. He actually did the revamp of my logo a few months ago and I LOVE it still! Hello, everyone! My name is Tommy, and I am handy…
This rustic coffee table came about because of an outdoor building challenge from some DIY blogger friends. Be sure to check out their projects at the bottom of this post. It is time for fun building challenge! This month our friend Katie at Addicted 2 DIY is hosting this Great Outdoors Challenge! My…