Remember my old coffee table?! Been wanting to change it up for awhile now. But I had a hard time finding just the right one. When I did find one that I like, it was a bit more than what I wanted to spend on a coffee table. Mostly, sold on etsy and those run anywhere from $200-300. So I thought, what if i build one based on the inspiration I see. I was so lucky to find a wooden roundtop table at Second Chance for only $5! What a steal!
So it all started with this lovely green wooden round tabletop. From the crayon drawings, looks like it was used for a children's table.
I borrowed a sander from my friend Marie. I was amazed by the change. Can't believe a table this green can be striped down to the bare bones.
It didn't take long at all to sand the entire roundtop, probably 30 minutes max.
Next, staining. I went with the Rust-Oleum Wood Stain in a Dark Walnut. I had used this color before in staining some crates. Had enough left over to stain this the area of this tabletop.
I Applied probably 6-7 coats to get to the color I liked. I let each coat dry for about an hour.
Had ordered Raw Steel Hairpin Legs (16in) from Hairpinlegs.com. Using the #10 Pan Head Screws, screwed all the legs in.
Final stop is add the Polyurethane, it was recommended to add 3 coats.
The finished product! Lets see the savings breakdown:
- Wooden Roundtop Table: $5 (From Second Chance)
- Hairpin Legs: $83 (Biggest splurge for this project! Looked around for sometime and the ones I really wanted from Spring Modern were sold out. I ended up going with ones from Hairpinlegs. Shipping was the killer part, the standard was $15.)
- Wood Stain: Already had (Color: Dark Walnut)
- Polyurethane (Wood Sealer): $7.79
- #10 Pan Head Screws: $8.71
- Power Drill: Borrowed (*Thanks to Robert's Parents)
- Sander: Borrowed (*Thanks to Marie)
GRAND TOTAL: $ 104.50!