Friday, October 14, 2011

A CDLV Coffee Table Revamp

Our "new" coffee table.

I've been giving my house a finer, more critical eye lately - and although I wanted a glass table for the living room, the other table I had been using was too small, too tall, and too wrong. I have to be careful on what I spend on things, since Scott and I have big plans for travel in 2012 - more on that later.

Anyway, I knew I had this great cart that I scored for free when a friend of ours was liquidating a property he bought that happened to be filled with this sort of thing.

I had used it, as it was originally in the sunroom, and in the living room, before moving it to the basement. It's from the Cincinnati Railroad as per the small metal tag on the far end. I assume that it was a luggage cart used by the Rail attendants to wheel luggage to the luggage car.

After seeing this cart at the Restoration Hardware Outlet in Texas, and remembering that I had a piece of tempered glass from a table we unfortunately forgot to pack during our move, I couldn't wait to get home and start working on ours. And voila:

I love it? Don't you? Good news is, when I decide to put the planks back on, they came off pretty easily and can be replaced with just a few new nails! Have you rehabbed, or 'revamped' something in your house recently? I'd love to hear about it!