Entry Table Made from Reclaimed Wood

“My sister-in-law and her husband bought a new house, and I really wanted to make something for them,” explains Mindi at My Love 2 Create.  Her sister had mentioned that they could use a table for their entryway, so that’s what Mindi set out to make.  Her material of choice?  Salvaged deck wood.


Mindi has worked with weathered wood before, and was confident that it would really make this table something special.  She created her own design for the table as she built it, but provided a fantastic tutorial for anyone who wants to replicate it.  I like the two-toned finish Mindi gave the new table, and I especially like the arrow pattern she made on the drawer front.  Mindi, I have a new house, will you adopt me?


Make sure you check out all the details on this table at My Love 2 Create.

Barstool Becomes Table

At Angie Gets Crafty, Angie was in need of a small table to put near her front door that would serve as a place to drop essentials like keys and work badges.  When she couldn’t find something affordable at the store, Angie “shopped” her dad’s house, where she found a weather beaten barstool that was just the right shape and size.

The stool required quite a bit of TLC…and bleach…to clean it up.  Once clean, Angie gave it a coat of glossy black paint and added granite shelves to transform it into a beautiful occasional table that perfectly suited her needs.  I’m so impressed that Angie thought to add those shelves–they really make the difference when it comes to this stool becoming a table.

You can get more info on this makeover at Angie Gets Crafty.

Dresser Coffee Station

Tammy from One More Time to Celebrate shows that a dresser can be way more than just a dresser. Especially when it’s paired with an old coffee table.

chest of drawers

coffee table

Tammy transformed these pieces into a coffee station for her kitchen. It’s the perfect solution to limited counter space! Tammy points out that this can be used as a TV stand, buffet, or even a folding table for your laundry room. That’s one versatile little dresser!

dresser to coffee station

Find the how-to at One More Time to Celebrate.

Industrial Console Table

Ashley from A to Being Creations recently did a complete renovation to her foyer area. Part of the makeover included this little table that Ashley had received from her neighbor and had been sitting upstairs ever since.

console table makeover before

The industrial style that Ashley has been loving served as the inspiration for her makeover. Ashley painted the legs with gray chalk paint and then hand sanded the whole table. I love the finished product and think the vintage wire baskets complete the look Ashley was going for to perfection.

console table makeover

See Ashley’s complete foyer transformation at A to Being Creations.

Rustic Crate Table

Leslie from Sweet Sweet Simplicity transformed a shipping crate she got from a friend into a gorgeous and functional piece of furniture in just a few simple steps.

shipping crate before

Leslie stained the crate a rich red mahogany and then simply added casters. I love the rustic look and storage capabilities of repurposing a shipping crate. Plus, this baby is totally multi-functional. It would make a great coffee table or entry table or a fabulous storage piece for the end of a bed.

repurposed shipping crate

Read more at Sweet Sweet Simplicity.