Thursday, August 11, 2016

Old Kids Loft Bed TURNED Rustic Vintage Style Coffee Table

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Welcome back my BEAUTIES!! 
I am sorry that it has been so long since I have had a new post for you.
To say the last few months have been busy and stressful would be an understatement.
Now I normally live a very busy life anyway but the last few months we were on overload.
You see, in addition to our normal CHAOS my Sassy Pants Momma got very sick.
(if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know how much my Momma means to me and how Sassy she really is) :) 
We have basically been living at the Hospital or her home for around a Month give or take a few GOOD days when she was O.K. 
Even though I still was trying to cram in projects to fill my booth I had ZERO energy to Write, Edit or POST about them. 
I have always loved my Job because it allows me to always put my family first and this was a prime example of that time. 
I am happy to say that although she is not 100 percent back to her normal sassy spunky
self yet, she is starting to come around. 
So I am sorry that I have left you all for such a long period of time,
but I have my fingers and toes crossed and I am praying that my Momma gets better and I can get back to showing you my latest projects. (I have like 4000 in my photos) :)
So lets get started shall we. 
In the middle of all the Chaos with projects and my Mom, we were also right in the middle of finally making over my sons room. He is going to be 12 and his room had never been made over since it was his nursery.
This was the summer we transformed it.
(another project that is in my pile to show you)
One of the things we were changing was his bed.
Its an old Loft bed that I got thrifting a few years ago.

Well we started disassembling it and I had a brilliant idea!
We were going to be repurposing  part of the bed into a new bed for him so we couldn't really SELL the parts. 
You know how I HATE to throw anything of use out as well.
SO we started thinking...What could we do with all these left over PARTS??

 Then my husband said...TABLES!!!
The long shelf part was left from under the loft and the legs were cut off from part of the frame so my husband sketched up some plans close to what we did for our outdoor coffee table.
 You can see he built it close to the same style as our Outdoor DIY Custom Built Farmhouse Style Coffee Table

He build this and another end table and used the other parts to make an apron for a farmhouse dining table which I will also be showing you sometime down the line.
That table top was part of the shelf under the bed and the legs were part of the base of the bed with the apron being made with parts of the old guard rail.
Once it was together I took my Rockwell sander and sanded the top making sure I really sanded some spots so the stain would darken there and give it an aged feel.
Once it was sanded I used my General Finishes Java Gel to stain the top and then applied my General finishes High Performance sealer.
 For the legs I mixed up a custom mix mineral paint in a vintage mint color and slightly distressed them.
And this is what it turned out like.
I was such a rush to fill my booth that I never even got a chance to photograph the end table but I am sure you can picture a smaller more square version of this piece :)

Here is a shot where you can see the spots I sanded "EXTRA" and how it added to the rustic feel. 
Luckily I didn't have to beat up the top to much to make it feel vintage since my BOY did plenty of that with his legos and other toys. :)
So there  you have it...
Where I have been...and
What I have been doing..
Hoping and Praying that things calm down a bit
(who am I kidding..that never happens here :))
I hope to be back with you again soon with many many more projects and with reports of good health on my momma.
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL! 


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that your mom has been sick, and glad that you were able to take some time off to spend with her as she recovered. The tables looks great! I like the painted base and the stained top!!