When we left Colorado, we had to leave behind one of my favorite pieces of furniture, a large coffee table that Kyle and I had made together the first summer we were married. It’s something that used to receive tons of compliments (and even offers to buy it!) but it was just too big for the truck and too big for our new, smaller apartment. We’ve been making do with a small used coffee table from the thrift store. But YESTERDAY, I was inspired to recreate our first coffee table on a smaller, more apartment-appropriate scale. Thought I would share the before and after pics with you! This is an easy, inexpensive project and turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.
Coffee table: $6.99, Goodwill
Mod-Podge decoupage glue and foam brushes: $7.77, Hobby Lobby
Second-hand books to cut up: $13.41
I went through and chose images with color, texture, and text that resonated with me. Then I cut, tore, and ripped them out of old books from the thrift store.
This project is fun for me because you can be so liberal with your use of glue. The most important thing is overlap things, to layer contrasting images or colors, and to press in the creases with the end of the brush or the side of your finger.
The finished product! Total cost: $28.17 and 5 hours.
Anyone else doing any fun DIY projects this summer?