I do my best shopping while I’m jogging through my neighborhood apparently…

This beauty was sitting in the gutter…like roadkill.

MM coffee table makeover

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.

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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22 Responses to Roadkill Coffee Table Makeover

  1. Kym says:

    I love it sooo much!!! This would make a wonderful reconciliation gift for not calling me on my birthday. I’ve been struggling with forgiving you, but this might do the trick. I want everything on top, too.

  2. Erin says:

    Love the table, Holly! It matches the rest of your living room decor perfectly too! Pinning 🙂

  3. Shanice says:

    Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  4. monica livas says:

    Beautiful! LOVE it!

  5. Ginnie says:

    I love how this turned out, especially the fretwork. Gorgeous! I always keep an eye out, too, and my husband even calls me occasionally with a curbside find …. trained him well;)

  6. I’ll be over to jog with you next time! What a lucky find. Saw this on RR…you made it absolutely gorgeous! Pinning 🙂

    • hollymcc says:

      Christy! You are the first person to offer to run with me! I’ll see you at sun-up tomorrow morning. 🙂

  7. Leslie says:

    GORGEOUS! Love what you did with this table. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Carmody says:

    What a great transformation!!! I love me some roadkill treasures too.

  9. Namee says:

    Fabulous job! And the ıron round side table cought my eye. Its gorgeous.

  10. Wow, your table looks great! I wish I could find Pottery Barn castoffs in my neighborhood! 🙂 The fretwork is a nice touch. Pinned.

  11. Molly says:

    I always love a great roadside find! I can’t believe that they were just throwing out a PB table. You did a fantastic job with your makeover. I wanted to say thanks for linking up last week to our Lovely Ladies link party, and to let you know that I’ve featured it at the party this week. You can check it out here if you’d like- http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2014/04/lovely-ladies-linky-party-32-six-blogs.html
    Can’t wait to see what you link up next 🙂
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  12. You did a great job on updating this coffee table! Thanks for sharing this project on The Pin Junkie. It’s being featured at tonight’s party. Hope you can stop by to grab a featured button and share another great project.

  13. That looks really great! I have a cheap craiglist find that I was going to just paint blue, but I’d like to do something more interesting with the top. This gives me ideas.

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