Before I moved into this house I found an entertainment center that I loved. It was brown with DOORS so I could close the ugly T.V. mess. I really did enjoy it, but since I am obsessed with moving things around it didn't take me too long to run it to the ground. I would slide it all over the house without taking out the T.V. or the components. It literally just fell apart one day. Instead of trashing the whole thing I had to salvage all of the elements that I liked. I of course grabbed the doors and the big rounded feet(which I can't seem to find now).Yesterday I grabbed one of the doors and also the legs from our old dining table.The legs were a little long and the tops had these built in screws that I wasn't sure what to do with. I thought maybe if I could hit it hard enough with a hammer that they would break off.Ha ha ha...not likely, but it was a safer bet for me then hitting it with the chop saw. As I was hammering away the top of the leg started to twist. I thought the leg was one piece, but I was actually able to unscrew the top block!
I wanted the legs to be shorter anyway and that meant I didn't have to try and chop them down and worry about making them all exactly the same size. After I got the squareness off the top of the legs I held the leg up to the bottom of the table and shot nails thru the top of the door front.
Wah Lah...a cutie little table!
Before painting I had to sand down all the indentions caused by the nail gun and stick a little spackle in the holes.
I went with white...
lots and lots of coats and then sanded the edges and topped with a clear varnish...again lots of coats.
I needed something kind of tall to set on top, so I painted mr. redstar white to match the style.
This has been one of my favorite projects!!
It's really really fun to create something out of random objects lying around the basement. My daughter was so excited,"Oh, Mom! This table has a doohknob!! (She has issues with her "r" sound). She is so darling!