Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Curb Table to Bench

Before I even start this Post, I just wanted to ask everyone to please donate $10 by texting Red Cross to 909-99… such a simple thing to do.  Skip lunch tomorrow to make up for it!  I know with what is going on in Oklahoma after that devastating Tornado we all sit helplessly watching the coverage on TV wishing we could help. 

This is how we can help… seems small but it really adds up. 

All I can say is my heartfelt prayers go out to all those dealing with such devastating loss.

Okay.. back to this post.  How you like my new little bench?

Curb Coffee Table After - Primer & Painted Nails

This little beauty almost lost her life to the big nasty Bulk Trash Machine of Destruction. 

Mishelle found this one on the curb one day and grabbed it, giving it a second shot at life.  If I remember correctly (and I often do not!) it ended up hanging out around Mishelle’s house waiting for some reno love. 

Mishelle was purging one day and asked me if I wanted to take it for a reno spin.  Of course I did! 

I took this and my Chevron Coffee Table that I posted about here and was ready to give it a go. 

Of course, being that I move at lightning fast speed (NOT!) I let her sit aimlessly around my own garage for quite a long time. 

Well, I got tired of driving in to my garage and coming face-to-face with this neglected project and feeling totally guilty about not touching it for so long.  So, I finally got to working on it during our rainy last couple of days.  Don’t get me wrong I was totally gung ho in the beginning and I promptly got to work on the repair work it needed. 

Here is the before.

Curb Coffee Table Before 2 - Primer & Painted Nails

Curb Coffee Table Before - Primer & Painted Nails

Curb Coffee Table Before Top - Primer & Painted Nails

It had been previously loved by someone’s dog.  Their were little teeth marks and holes all over it.  I used a lot of wood filler, spackle and sanding to fix those spots.  They look better but not perfect so I may revisit those again. 

I also had to reinforce the legs and top with finish nails to give it more stability. 

As you can see, the top was a total mess from being left out in the weather. 

Once I finally got around to this piece after over 6 months of looking at it every day I gave it a paint job with my trusty spray paint.


Curb Coffee Table Before Painted Bottom - Primer & Painted Nails

This table looks like it was meant to be this Slate Blue color! 

Since the top was not salvageable, I decided this table would come back to life in the form of a bench.

  Time to add some cushion and batting to the top.  I always start with a Heavy Duty Spray adhesive to adhere the foam cushion to the surface.  I follow that with a layer of batting.  Thank You Hobby Lobby!

Curb Coffee Table During Cushion - Primer & Painted Nails

Adding the fabric got a little tricky because that table lip in some sections was really tiny and hard to get staples in there!  I used some hot glue to first hold the fabric in place in those sections and then followed it up with the Staple Gun. 

It worked like a charm (except for the occasional glue burn and follow-up curse words).

I love my new little bench!

Curb Coffee Table After Chevron - Primer & Painted Nails

Curb Coffee Table After - Primer & Painted Nails

Now… if only I can get around to working on an entire room in my house!

See You Soon….

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