Farmhouse Hall Tree: The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest Inspired by Mom!
We love a challenge and when I heard about this contest, I knew this was just right up our alley. As most of you know we love creating and repurposing pretty much anything from furniture to small(s) along with experimenting with painting and finishing techniques. Today we will be sharing our Farmhouse Hall Tree:The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest
So when we found out CeCe Caldwell’s was the sponsor of this contest, you can imagine the excitement we had …thinking it would be great to have the chance to win some of their great products.
I hear great things about CeCe Caldwells and their line of all natural chalk+clay based paints along with their line of stains and enhancements. CeCe Caldwell it’s an ARMY Combat Veteran-Owned company; and all of their products are both sourced AND manufactured in the US. Every one of their natural paints, stains, finishes and enhancements with the ingredients listed right on the label. These Green, Earth-friendly, and safe products contain no latex, acrylic, heavy metals, formaldehyde, etc and even the containers and labels are made from recycled materials.
Thank you CeCe Caldwell’s
Now we would like to share what we created by taking a coffee table and repurposing it into a Hall Tree but first here is how it all came about and being “inspired by mom”
Who’s mess is this??? Pick up your shoes!!! Put your stuff away!!! Sound familiar? It’s funny how the tables turn. Going back in time, I can still hear my mom saying these words and now that I that I am a mother I find myself saying the same exact words.
I can remember running through the front door after school, dropping everything from school books, shoes, jacket and or anything else I might have had with me and dropping it all on the living room floor next to the door or on the coffee table. Well this is still happening only with my daughter, but it’s a laptop, shoes, medical books and anything else she may have. Which brings me to share how we transformed our coffee table into a hall tree to accommodate these such items before they hit the floor, coffee table or the dining room table.
After moving a few pieces around in the house and replacing the coffee table in the family room, it was decided that the vintage window coffee table from family room would be a much better fit in the living room.
Now what to do with the old coffee table??? After it sat in the entry for a while, one day while I was looking at it and how it now became “the” dumping place… I could hear and was thinking those words
“Who’s mess is this??? Pick up your shoes!!! Put your stuff away!!!”
Really??? A coffee table in the entry??? Not my idea of decorating. It really wasn’t going to stay there, but we were not sure what to do with it. Then it hit me and how it could be easily repurposed into a hall tree for all those items and displayed in a more of a decorative and functional way.
Because there were many steps in transforming this coffee table and it would probably the longest post ever, so I will share with you the basic steps that took place in this transformation.
Coffee table was disassembled
After deciding the size of the seating area: measurements were taken from each end of the coffee table top and cut to size
placing the two pieces together using wood glue.
A couple of piece of wood blocks were cut and placed where the two pieces meet, to serve as braces they were glued and a few woods screws where added.
clams were placed around the entire piece to hold it together until it dried.
The bottom of the coffee table was done exactly the same way as the top portion.
The legs of the coffee table were shortened by four inches and were reassemble between the top and bottom portions of the “new” seating area.
The coffee table had and open area which had a drawer in it….( I will share what was done with the drawer in another post) in the opening a piece of particle board was cut to size and was inlayed into this area along with slates of wood creating a grain sack affect.
to create the back portion of the hall tree barn door was made. Wood stair rails were added to each side add interest and framed it all in. The entire piece was painted in white chalk painted. Gate hardware, handle was added along with some coat hooks to the top.
Once the pieces where painted and hardware was painted black the barn door was attached to the seating area with brackets and wood blocks for stability.
We will be finishing this Hall Tree in the next few days with one of CeCe Caldwells finishes… I finally found a place where I can purchase their products ( I could have ordered it online), but I found a place very close to where I am taking my mom this weekend to play bingo for Mother’s Day, so I will be picking up a one of their finishes to complete this hall tree.
Being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me and I love every minute of it! Having my mom still here with us is even better. I know some of of you may not be as lucky as I am, but those of you that are … Tell her you love and cherish her each day, let her know she is the BEST and thank her for all the lessons learned through life. After all she is the one who set our foundations to become the person(s) we are today!
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