10 August 2009

The Door Coffee Table

My family room is smiling at me today. Why? Because my glorious door coffee table is done and it's perfect for this room.

A couple of month's ago, my dear, talented, gorgeous friend, Layla from The Lettered Cottage, did a design consultation on my family room. This coffee table creation was her recommendation because I have a large room and it fills the space so much better than a small table or ottoman. Not to mention, it's just plain-old cool.

As soon as Layla recommended making a coffee table from an old door, I started scouring salvage yards and junk stores until I found this one perfect door. I love the large, single panel. It was perfect for a table.

There's still a bunch of work to be done in this room (board and batten, anyone?), but this table was a huge step in the right direction. It's the perfect spot to set my morning coffee or play games with the kids. The Hubster can rest his feet there and I could probably throw a mattress on top of it for sleepovers.

I'm still fooling around with the display that I want to put on it. I'm not exactly thrilled with this one but it's working for the moment. I want something a little more natural, so I'll be outside hunting for rocks today. And I fear that my succulent apothecary terrarium will become victim to a flying ball at some point. Boys.

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If you want to know more about this glorious new/old table, click here I'll tell you a little about how it was made including the colors I used for the top and the legs. In the meantime, here's some more inspiration about projects to do with old doors.

Door dining room table ~ Design Sponge
Another door dining table ~ Apartment Therapy
The Nester is The Queen of hanging old doors on her walls...Here is take 1 and take 2 and take 3. ~ Nesting Place
Screen door as kitchen table ~ ASPTL

83 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Jennifer Juniper said...

You did it!!! Wow, I really love how it turned out and can't wait to read the details. I'm still plugging away at my stab at reupholstering...still plugging away...

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Looks fantastic!

And I can't wait to see some board and batten soon - love it!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Wonderful coffee table! Excellent work. Jackie

~*~Kate~*~ said...

The table look fantastic. I agree with you about boys, balls thrown and apothocary jars. I love them but I'm afraid.

pk @ room remix said...

Great job on the table! It looks great! Can't wait to see the transformation as it progresses.

Amy said...

It looks very "professional" and lovely!! Anxious to see your final display, since that's a hard part for me. Need inspiration!

Blushing hostess said...

Fabulous idea - well done!

Joy Beadworks said...

I absolutely LOVE it. One question: What did you do about the place where the hardware was? Do you have to patch it? It looks perfect!

Holly said...

it looks fantastic!

Jaime @ A Place Out West said...

That is amazing! I can't wait to hear how you did it!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That rocks! And I love the idea of using it for overflow sleeping quarters. :)

TheOldPostRoad said...

Too cool! Looks great!

Amy said...

LOVE this coffee table! It is absolutely adorable!

Musings of a Housewife said...

Brilliant. Seriously, that's gorgeous!!

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

That table looks awesome!! I like the terrarium, but I would be nervous too!

marty39 said...

The coffee table is just wonderful. I love it. The single pane is perfect and the finish is wonderful. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Lee Laurie said...

I love it! It is perfect! I like that it has the raised sides so that things like coffee cups won't slide off easily.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Kimba, it's great! It looks so pro! Like you bought it from some fancy design catalog.

Jennie said...

love the table... I love all things involving old doors.. we are going to make a large dining room table from old doors and I just hung one over our coach... great idea....

Shelia said...

Great job, Kimba! Be proud!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cheryl said...

Kimba,
That coffee table looks beautiful. You did a great job with it. I am curious to know how you did it. Looks like maybe you used an old door an already good bottom piece. I will check back tomorrow to see what you share.
Off to look at your inspiration links.

Lettered Cottage said...

L.U.S.C.I.O.U.S


:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm beyond impressed by your beautiful table, and I can't wait to read about how you did it!

Britt said...

That looks great! It is perfect for the space. Good job!

tales from an oc cottage said...

That is just plain gorgeous!

m ^..^

Katie said...

I just might do that. Cool. I just discovered your DIY Day and already have my DIY Day projects for the next three weeks. I am so excited. Wow, all these DIY projects are to my crafty side like a fresh out of the oven pumpkin pie is to my belly. Nothing like good inspiration to get the creative juices flowing!

jskell911 said...

That is awesome! I love the legs on it. Great job

Tanna Clark said...

I love it! You can't even tell it's a door. The colors are great too!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Ahh what awesome idea! I recently found Layla’s page through Southern Hospitality and can’t wait to read through her post. I’ve seen a few projects that have come together with things found at salvage yards. I’ve never been to one but looks like I need to hit one up. What does one do when you go to a salvage yard? Do you need to check in with someone or do you just hunt around and see what you can find. Are you able to haggle prices with them?
The “coffee door” looks wonderful and I love the color you selected for the legs!

Kendra

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Looks beautiful! I love the finish you chose for the door. It has a very warm and cozy feeling!

arkie said...

Love the look of the coffee table! Enjoyed the links also.

kristi_temple said...

I love your table. Very creative. It was so nice to meet you at the Nester's Swap Meet. Have a blessed day.

Jorden and Kristin said...

i love that you used an old door! our dining room table at my parents house is actually made out of a door! your legs are just so cute on the table as well! thanks for sharing!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Kimba, I love it!! You found the PERFECT door & it looks beautiful!

Chris said...

I've seen a lot of door coffee tables, but this one is my absolute favorite! It seriously looks like you bought it right out of a furniture store. And, yes...I'll need a tutorial, thank you very much!

Sarah said...

That's so cool, Kimba! Awesome job!! And kudos to Layla for such a great idea. I can't wait to hear the step by step and see the rest of the changes!!! Thanks for sharing:)

~Country Lady~ said...

Love it!! What a creative idea. It amazes me at the talent in blogland. Your blog is a joy to view.

Risa said...

Super cute table :-)

Willo said...

It is perfect! I love that you did the legs in green and I especially love that your reused something to make it! Perfect!

Joanna said...

That looks fabulous! If I had the room I'd make one.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Yup yup, I love it too! And I'll refrain from questions because I just KNOW your tutorial will cover it all. :)

I'm on the lookout for a long deep bench for a coffee table. Finds are so much more interesting than buys!

Donna

Decor mamma said...

Love this door coffee table! I've wanted to do this as well, but make an office desk instead! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane

Marla said...

Such a great coffee table idea. Love the color too. A great piece with boys in the house. Marla

Jolanda said...

I love it! Please, please tell us the the name of the paint color you used for the legs, it is just the perfect green for one of my painting projects...the one I am crossing my fingers that I will win the Caromol colour giveaway for :)

Joy said...

Your door coffee table looks great! My husband and I made one almost a year ago and we love it!
You can see ours here:
http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/2008/10/ta-da-da-daaaaaa.html

Elizabeth said...

It IS cool! I love it. Now I'm off to find me an old door....

Jennifer said...

WOW!! I so love this coffee table! It looks gorgeous! I am sure you will come up with a great display.
have a great week,
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Runner Mom said...

This turned out too cute!! Love it, Kimba!!
Hugs!
Susan

Madison said...

Wow the door table looks great and is a great idea!!! You have the coolest taste and I love looking at what you do!!!

HeathahLee said...

Oh my goodness! It's BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see how you did it!

a King's daughter said...

Beautiful! Makes me wish I had room for a coffee table in my Little Creek Cottage! I'm also excited to hear who won the Caromel colors. I'm waiting to order my paint until I find out if I'm the winner! Blessings!

Gayla said...

Oh my, I love it!

Julie said...

wow TRULY amazing!!! it looks gorgeous!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It looks great, Kimba! I love the mix of stain and paint. :)

Rachel said...

I think it's just PLAIN OL" AWESOME!!! Seriously love it!

:)rachel

Carrie said...

That is fan-freakin-tastic! I love it!

Misty said...

GENIUS! i love it!

Kelleigh said...

Gorgeous, Kimba! That door really is perfect, too!

New England Bride said...

See, this is why I have started blogging and reading blogs, ideas like this! What a great idea and it looks great!

the undomesticated wife said...

Tres chic! I love the two tone colors!

I've been wanting to do a door dining table for years, but STILL haven't found the door of my dreams!

diXymiss said...

Wow, it turned out beauitfully! I can't wait for your detailed eXplanation of how it was made...

down pillow said...

Insanely fantastic, that's all I can say!

Julie said...

I love how the table turned out! Very cool without trying too hard!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - that is beautiful! That door is so unique, too! Love the single pane!

Bay said...

This looks fabulous! Love the one big panel, it almost doesn't look like a door! What a find.

elizabeth said...

That turned out fabulous! Seriously - I absolutely love it!

Queen B. said...

oh my gosh...WOOOHOOOOOOOOOO.......
L U V IT

Richella said...

Kimba. Wow. This is WONDERFUL. I can't believe you found such a perfect door for this project. Oh, it looks beautiful! And it will just look better and better with love (although your terrarium might suffer a bit, it's true). Way to go!!

Kristen said...

I love this! It looks beautiful!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! Are we gonna get to see another fabulous video tomorrow??? Please????

The Bargainista said...

oh, I LOVE IT!!!!!! I cant wait to have one myself...still trying to find the perfect door! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Of course, I love it, Kimba. Layla mentioned your door coffee table this weekend, glad to finally see it.

Cassie said...

It looks Fantabulous! I love it! I really like the colors too!

Roeshel said...

Great job! It looks great and I love it!

grannyann said...

That made a great coffee table.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This looks fantastic! Looking forward to reading about how you made it.

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous! Love every inch of it. Mimi

Pretty Organizer said...

Hey lady! LOVE the door coffee table. My g-ma had a ship's door for a coffee table growing up. IT was fantastic. I may just search around for something similar!

Aubrey said...

That'a an awesome table. Were you lucky and getto have someone else build and finish it for you? Double score. And triple score that your boys actually LEAVE the display on the table ALONE--mine DON'T and our decor is ghetto simplicity right now. ;)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how it turned out!

fabulousfinishes said...

that ROCKS! What a cool table, love it!!!!

jaimeparis said...

I love it! I truly do! FANTASTIC :)

Sharon said...

Love it ... what a great idea.