Kids farmhouse dining table transformed in coffee table

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.

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.

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

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)

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

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.

I then gave it an all-over waxing.

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

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