Refurbished coffee table with fretwork design

I do my best shopping while I’m jogging through my neighborhood apparently… This beauty was sitting in the gutter…like roadkill.

All I can say is “thank goodness for crazy people that throw out perfectly good Pottery Barn furniture”. Yep, you read that right…Pottery Barn…for free.

This is actually from the PB Kids line and it is a farmhouse dining table. Which made it the perfect size for a coffee table, but it was a tad too tall.

MM coffee table makeover

After Mr. Creativity and his friend (we will call him “Skyscraper”) got out the power tools and chopped off the legs at that bottom nub, it was perfect!

So, I painted the legs with ASCP french linen and the top with CeCe Caldwell’s Vermont Slate.

MM coffee table makeover

The table was a little borning, so I added a fretwork design to the top of it.

MM coffee table makeover

Here’s how:

After taping off the long straight lines and painting them with ASCP Arles, I let them dry and added the same grey from the legs on top of that.

Then I marked the fretwork design with a ruler and a pencil (I kind of dug my pencil into the wood to create a groove)

MM coffee table makeover

I was then able to paint the yellow layer and grey layer free handed.

MM coffee table makeover

MM coffee table makeover

After that, I just sanded away some of the grey to expose the yellow. I figured that the kids/dog would scratch it up anyway, might as well make it look like I meant for it to look that way.

MM coffee table makeover

I then gave it an all-over waxing.

MM coffee table makeover

MM coffee table makeover

What do you think? Want to come jogging with me?

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