Re-purposing a coffee table into a kids table

Some pieces of my Mom’s furniture I just couldn’t bear to part with after she passed on.  I kept her living room tables and use them in my family room. They’re really sturdy and will last generations. The coffee table I wasn’t using, so I decided to re-purpose it as a kids play table.

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I don’t have any good before pictures, but here it is upside down in the process of being converted into a play table.

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I had to remove one leg on either end to accommodate the chairs I found at the thrift shop. I moved the legs out to make a wider space for the chairs and reattached them with glue and corner brackets. I also added wheels to make it easy to move around.

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The little chairs were a great find at just $1.10!  I spied them and they were mine!  I don’t have a good picture of them either.

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I painted the top with chalkboard paint and the rest is Annie Sloan Provence. I love that color! The pouf is from Target and looks so cute with this set! I gave it to my granddaughter Mia for her birthday.

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Now it’s the perfect spot for tea parties. tea party2

tea party brackets

  If you look closely at the leg you can see the corner brackets that I used.

chalk table

Alzheimer’s had already claimed Mom so she never met Mia but I’m sure she would approve of the way her table is being used and I’m happy to be able to give it a new life, even if it feels bittersweet to me.

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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

Comments

  1. Vee says:

    Oh I think you’re right! Clever idea and Mia looks very content with her sweet table.

  2. Marti says:

    Well done! I love the way the chairs fit at the ends now. Looks like little Mia is going to get a lot of use out of the table and it will stay in the family for a good long time.
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