Sunday, November 4, 2012

Coffee Table Challenge

If you’ve never visited do it now! Well…read on and THEN RUSH OVER.  When they say, ‘ a zillion things home’  they aren’t kidding.
I was thrilled to be contacted by Wayfair to participate in the DIY Blogger Challenge.  The challenge had us take one of their products and transform it any way we wanted. We also received a gift card from to cover the cost of supplies.
This is the coffee table we chose out of 3 different items.
And here it is all unpacked and ready to go.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 001a
We didn’t actually assemble the table because it was going to need some modifications in the construction.  We started with  building a square frame with some spare wood.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 011a
With the supplied dowels in place, the middle shelf was then attached to the frame.
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The center divider and bottom shelf were attached.
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And then the legs. You’ll notice that the legs were cut so that they didn’t extend past the bottom shelf.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 023a
We’ll be adding these later
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 045a
Because we added to this table, the entire thing needed to be painted.  Krylon Khaki was used on everything.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 026a
Just to finish it all off nicely, we added some trim to the legs and the box.
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Now paint it all up.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 063a
At this point we could put the painted top on, but that’s not how we roll over here.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 070a
So, on goes a piano hinge and a padded top.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 074a
After sliding in the canvas storage boxes, it’s done.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 079a
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A little extra storage is never a bad thing.
Wayfair Coffee Table Ottoman 092a
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Thank you Wayfair for the opportunity to transform this coffee table into something that we’ll most certainly enjoy.
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  1. Lisa ~ once again you have taken the ordinary and made the extraordinary! The hinge and the cushion just give it that last punch ~ bravo once again. xo

  2. Wowee! I love it. Thinking outside the box again I see :)

  3. Love this! You are so talented:) I'm going to put boxwoods on display in my serving tray.....that's something I can drill required :)

  4. Challenge met and far exceeded – that is gorgeous!

  5. I would say not only did you meet the challange you exceeded it. Very nice

  6. Lisa, you are the star of the thinking outside the box challenge ! You always amaze and delight! Extremely well done!
    Smiles, Alice

  7. WOW Lisa, you and Mr. Charming have done it again! I love it!

  8. Wonderful - I love your blog!!

  9. As mentioned by most before me........leave it to you to come up with something so incredible from something so basic.......I wouldn't expect anything less from you !! To the creative one.....from the far from creative one. I know you know who I am ... :)

  10. Wow! That is just fantastic! Such vision and talent! I love it!

  11. This is not only beautiful, but has such space! Love it!

  12. Holy Cow! I love what you did, you have so much talent. I'm sure Wayfair are thrilled. You are the best.

  13. Now, aren't you clever!! I think that would have been a fun challenge and you, most definitely, came away a winner!! Congratulations.

  14. Impressive! I've been in love with Wayfair since they were CSN stores. Great company, fast, usually free shipping, and fantastic customer service.

  15. Wow, love what you have done! Love the cushion on top!

  16. Great design ideas here! This is the coolest table with storage I ever seen. LOVE it :)


  17. This is amazing and just BEAUTIFUL...what a great job you did on it.

  18. *blink* That was amazing!!!!! Oh my gosh... I really love it!

  19. Great job! I'm featuring in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

  20. Love this! Awesome job! (And thanks for the link to Wayfair. I've never shopped with them, but I can tell they're gonna help me out in my Christmas shopping list).

  21. I LOVE what you did with your table! Such a beautiful piece now.
    I love the color of paint and fabric you chose too.
    Great job!

  22. So great! I love the idea of lifting up the top. Beautiful detail.

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  24. Wayfair is your online source for everything home.

  25. Wow that looks great - just beautiful!

  26. Does anyone know if Wayfair has something similar to this piece on their web-site?


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