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Upcycled Coffee Table ~ Farmhouse Style

Yahoo! It’s time for #trashure makeover #2 of my headboard/footboard set i found curbside 2 years ago. Two days ago I shared what I did with the headboard. Today, I’m sharing my upcycled coffee table from the footboard. (pssst…don’t forget the giveaway! See below for details)

Curbside Wood Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you read my post where I upcycled the headboard (a great read BTW ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), you know that I also found a bunch of junkin’ goodness. Likewise, salvaged piano parts are also being added to this build. When I built the first table, I used the heftiest part of the maple pieces. This time, I’m using the next section down.

The top (aka. footboard) only needed some minor repairs and I’m good to go.

Upcycled Coffee Table Before by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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DIY TIME

First, I cut a skirt from 1 x 4’s and attach using pocket joints made by my Kreg Jig. Also, as mentioned in my last post, I use braces to further strengthen the legs. With the legs attached, I grabbed my sander and gave it all a rub down.

Sanding Upcycled Coffee Table Top | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Sanding Piano Leg | prodigalpieces.com

I just love how the grain tells a story and really pops when lightly sanded. Isn’t it pretty? Here it is in the buff and ready for the next steps.

Sanded Table Before Finishing | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Unlike the first build of this set that I painted typography on, this time I chose to just let the wood shine. It’s so beautiful and only needed a topcoat to protect it. Here it is ready to go.

Rustic Farmhouse Chic Living Room with Farmhouse Coffee Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #handmade

Reclaimed Farmhouse Coffee Table Built by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #furniture #homedecor

I’m happy that I now have two coffee tables built and both from someone else’s trash. You know I love me some #trashure. Do you love it too?

Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture

DIY Farmhouse Upcycled Coffee Table Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #farmhouse #livingroom #homedecor

I’m also a sucker for book trash…like these tossed books that make for fun thumbing when I ever get a minute to sit. haha. So…which table is your favorite? This one or the typography one from earlier this week?

Vintage Textile Books | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #books

Upcycled Coffee Table Top by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor

Before I go on, don’t forget, there is a giveaway of a set of Zibra paint brushes in my last post. ENTER TO WIN! In addition, I hope you’ve enjoyed upcycled coffee table made from Curb le Chic. If you’d like to make this reclaimed coffee table a part of your home story, you can find it available in my online shop. We deliver to you…anywhere!

Shop Prodigal Pieces Furniture, Vintage Finds, Handmade Goods, & Supplies for your home | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Also, do pin and share my upcycled coffee table to inspire others to think outside the trash. hee hee.

Upcycled Coffee Table Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor #farmhouse

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Comments

  1. Ginny says

    I have to say I love this table with the natural wood! Keep up the good work!!!

    • Larissa says

      This wood was in much better shape and I agree. Fun to do!

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    Tough decision!!! But, I think the second is more versatile…. and the first is more fun!!!๐Ÿ˜

    • Larissa says

      I think so too and why I did this one this way. The other has more meaning for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jerri says

    Hmmm, tough decision. I like the simplicity of this one, yet I like the dark legs and sentiment of the 1st one. Either way, I admire your skill and vision.

    A side note- yesterday on Pinterest I saw someone used the wood part of piano keyboard on a wall. The wood pieces were pulled forward and used to hang items. Very clever idea. I immediately thought of your piano save.

    • Larissa says

      Right? Same for me because the first one has a story. This one the wood got to shine and that made me happy too. Yes, so many uses for them. I wish I could have grabbed it all.

  4. Rita says

    For me it’s the second table of course I like the first one also. I pinned for first one and someone pinned my pin. I hope they follow you because you are very creative and have easy to understand instructions/tutorials.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Rita. I’m happy to hear it. Anymore, Pinterest is a bunch of stolen images and a big mess. Bloggers are being taken advantage of and it’s sad. I do use it, but they can’t get a grip on the problem they have.

  5. Donna says

    I love this table with the wood left natural. So neat!

  6. Minnie says

    Simply Beautiful!
    Oh I love the simplicity of this table. Not that you didnโ€™t put work into it ,thatโ€™s not what I mean but the the natural beauty isnโ€™t hidden and it is the star of the show!
    As always itโ€™s such fun to be invited over to see your creations ๐Ÿ˜
    Blessings to you ๐Ÿ’œ
    Minnie

  7. Mary says

    Love it Larissa! I would have a very difficult time choosing between them. I read all the comments above and agree with them and your responses ๐Ÿ™‚ Your vision to make coffee tables from these pieces is amazing and you did a fantastic job bringing the best out of each piece, once again. Thank you for continually sharing your gift and inspiring us!

    • Larissa says

      You are a blessing to me with your kind words, Mary. Thank you for bringing smiles! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    You have done 2 gorgeous tables & I Love them both. Especially like how the grain of the wood comes through and that they are stained & not painted.
    You done a great job and each table has their own unique way about them
    Have an enjoyable weekend. Stay cool, stay safe & stay healthy.
    In Texas, we will be in the triple digits for next few days, so it’s going to be Hot. With heat index; some days will fell like 110 deg.
    Keep up the great work & thanks for the great inspiration.

    • Larissa says

      Your kind words make me smile, Colleen. Thank you. Sounds like you need to find a cool spot with a good book for a few days. Stay cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Marie-Interior Frugalista says

    They are both unique and lovely in their own right, each with a different vibe. I think this one looks amazing in your living room – just say’n. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Marie. Right now I call these launching pads, so we will forget the idea of owning one for now. ahem. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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