Sunday, May 6, 2012

Copy Cat Coffee Table

My husband saw this coffee table in a magazine.



It is made from crates and an old door.
He didn't really need the magazine storage, (the focus of the article,) but he did need somewhere to prop his feet. 
We got the old door from Old Home Supply in Fort Worth. 




But we couldn't find vintage crates that were all the same size.
I thought Bill had given up the idea, but instead he had a different plan.
He decided to build the "crates" himself and turn them into a coffee table.
Here is the breakdown of the coffee table.
It has the reproduction door top. 
Made from cedar crates and castors. 



The top is pine. He ended up not using the door. He wanted a more finished look.




The crates are cedar.


The top and three crates rest on a plywood base.



Finally, they all sit on working casters he spray painted black. We couldn't find vintage castors at a price we wanted to pay. He got some wheels at  Northern Tool and Equipment.
$3.99 each.

It is wonderful.



I love that he built this himself and customized it to fit in our decor. I think the kids all need one of these for their homes someday!  








Each of the three crates has a divider inside. 
The placement of the dividers are off center so that they are varying depths and can be used for books or magazines. 






 The materials for this came in at about $200.00.
I think that's a great deal. 
Bill used two finishes to get the top and the crates to match.
He used shellac. 
It is a little old fashioned but it made 
the wood just glow.
This piece had to match his media cabinet.



I love the accessories.



Bill's dad made the wooden star paper weight. Now you can see where he gets his talent. 




 This hinge is reportedly from the family property in Virginia. 



Love it with the leather. 



So what do you think of Mr. Bill's creation?
This table is the 3rd one we have tried. 
The first one was this $15.00 garage sale find. 






Ironically it is made from an old barn door. 
It was too high for our couch and a little too rustic. Now it is in the guest house at my brother and sister-in-law's lake house.
Her decorating is adorable. Very rustic and refined; Texas chic.

The second table was a church rummage sale find that our daughter took to her apartment.
I was sad to see this one go. It had a 60's vibe and it was the perfect height for propping feet. 

The 3rd time is the charm! 

Do you love it too?
I hope you do.
Katie
Linking with,
My 1929 Charmer, Sunday's Best LInky Par-Tay 
Newbie Party @ Debbiedoos 
Sat Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors 
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
&Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
&Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage 
&Magazine Copy Challenge at Debbie Doos 
&Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed




37 comments :

  1. I love it and so creative. I think it turned out fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. I am glad you like it.

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  2. Katie, I absolutely adore your table. What a great job you guys did! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the newbie party. This would be perfect too for my next copy cat challenge party.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I love it too and would love to share it at the next copy cat challenge.:)

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  3. Fantastic job! I love it, a beautiful 3 in 1, Coffee Table, Footstool, and storage! I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's Newbie party!

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. I am so glad you stopped by!

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  4. I think you found a winner with number 3! I love how the reclaimed wood from the door came out on the top. That is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I think he did a great job.

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  5. Love it. You're right, 3rd time is a charm.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I am so glad you came by for a visit!

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  6. I think I may be falling in love with that Mr. Bill. So much talent! The coffee table is perfect. It totally blows #1 and #2 out of the water ...

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Ha ha. Thank you, Linda. I will pass your comment on to Bill.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love it and very creative. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. I know. He is amazing. Thank you for taking a peek. I can't wait to stop by your blog.

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  9. I think we have a winner!Looks great MR. Bill did a great job!
    Anne

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    1. Thank you. It was a long year of coffee table switching, but totally worth it.

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  10. Beyond fantastic job. so very cool, I sure wish could borrow Mr. Bill. You're one lucky girl. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Bes

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    1. Ha ha. Thanks, Cathy. I am so blessed to have him.

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  11. That is awesome we live in Fort Worth also NFW where exactly did you get the door? My dh bought us new bedding for the master it is a Texas Star Quilt with barbed wire... lol for those who are thinking barbed wire... but a girls gotta do what shes gotta do-- anyways I am gonna be posting about the master soon I am working on some projects for there. Have you ever been to the western furniture store on 380 East of Denton? I have a post working about visiting there. Have you seen the junk gypsies on HGTV?? I want to bring some of that into our home. We do have horns hanging over our couch lol..Have u been to the tandy factory store great leather there- noticed the leather on the awesome table.. if u ever want a cow hide for the floor that is the place to go. Ok this is a book I'll stop your on my blog roll btw love your blog
    RaNae

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    1. When your at Bed Bath and Beyond u can see our bedding set it actually is cool.

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    2. Thank you! Old Home Supply is in the old hospital district. 1801 College. It is wonderful. Ha ha. Bill got that leather at Tandy. I like it on. He likes it off, so I took photos with both. I haven't been to that one off of 380. I love that antique store off of Denton Highway north of 820. I noticed they have western furniture there. I tried to hang longhorn yesterday that he got from his papa, but they didn't look like I wanted. Thanks for following, I'll hope over and check our your blog. :)Let me know if you make it to Old Home Supply.

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    3. Thanks Katie Sue My dh has a long weekend next weekend maybe we will get to check it out then. I'l let u know when I get the post up abput the 380 store- we were gonna redo our bedroom furniture DIY but after finding that store we are buying new lol such awesome stuff and prices.
      RaNae

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  12. This table came out awesome. It has been featured here: http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-15-and-features.html
    xo...mONICa

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  13. I love your husband's work and how you have dressed it. It's a new timeless classic. Great work. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you. It has been fun to collect cute ranchy stuff for his mancave.

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  14. yes ... I love the new coffee table. Looks very nice ... your hubby did a real nice job.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. It was wonderful to pop over to your site and see what all you have been up to.:)

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  15. Thank you for sharing...you know I love this project!

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    1. You are welcome! I saw some of the other super cute coffee table projects going on over at your party. Thanks for hosting!

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  16. How clever y'all are! Great project!

    Linking from Debbiedoo's,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thank you Ricki. I am so happy you stopped by!

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  17. I love it! Great idea!

    Morena at morenascorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your stopping by.

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