Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Before And After Project Time! I Picked Up This Rather Beat Down Hairpin Leg Coffee Table / Bench At A Recent Estate Sale And Just Knew It Could Be Saved. Status: Done AND Available.
Yeah, this sucker was rough! I found it in the garage / shop at an estate sale a few weeks back buried under paint cans and whatnot. For the price I figured, if nothing else I could save the hairpin legs...but I decided to try to recycle the whole shebang as is.
First I foolishly tried to clean the white vinyl cover with little effect. The vinyl was a total loss. Into
the "round file" it went. What a shame, someone put some real effort into building this at some point
and it just ended up a junk shelf and getting ruined in the garage. I just couldn't let that stand!
I pulled the legs and frame off to get to that ganked vinyl. They both needed to be sanded down
anyway. The table surface was actually the top of a chest of drawers as some time. Like I said,
someone did a lot of work to make this. There was no padding under the vinyl but since the top had
been "upholstered" already I thought I'd further the idea!
I like to use these yoga mats for chair padding since they have just the right amount of give. I glued
it down with spray adhesive after sanding down the surface of the table top. I sanded and resprayed
the frame with satin black rattle can. The legs were sanded down and given a couple of coats of
bright shiny white.
I've had this bolt of blue fabric for ages. Finally, a project I can use it on! Don't it look purdy?! With
the padding underneath the fabric the "table" can also be used as a short bench, a great place to sit
while removing your galoshes in your foyer...yet the padding isn't so mushy and soft that you'd be
affraid to set a glass of wine on it. Sweet, right? I've dropped this off down at The Green Shag
Market if you'd like to give it a test drive.