Coffee Table to Dining Room Table

I’m so excited to be posting a furniture project!  ….and this was a very special project for me. My sweet sister has been desperately needing a dining room table for uh…. 2 years-ish! She has had a vision in her head of what she wanted and never had the cash to get exactly what she wanted! (Who does anywho?! Not me!) So we did what we do best….Upcycled! 
My mother-in-law had this great coffee table, that had seen better days.  
My grandma had this claw foot table and only the base survived her home burning down in April of 2008. There were only a few things that survived the fire and this was one of them! It goes without saying that this is a VERY special piece we wanted to save!
Look at those claw feet! Have Mercy!!! LOVE!
Can you see where I’m going with this!? 
We had the BRILLIANT idea of merging the two to create a great dining room table for my sister! My mother in law also had 4 GREAT chairs she wasn’t using anymore because she was redoing her own dining room! That’s another post in itself! Stay tuned for that one!
Anywho… My sis wasn’t home at the time so we were able to get it done to surprise her! My favorite thing to do! I LOVE MAKING THINGS TO SURPRISE PEOPLE! Seriously. 
First, we removed the top of the coffee table! This baby even has a leaf that she can use to enlarge her table when her family grows too big for this 4 chair dining set!  We got some paint and got down to business!  Here’s what we came up with!

 (minus one chair so you can get a better view)

My sis loves this blue color and toile! We found this fabric at Joann’s.

MY favorite part! Look at the detail on the table base and the chairs!

One more view!
Aren’t her shutters on the wall so cute??! I got those for FREE from Jenny over at Envy My Cooking and gave them to my sis. She painted them and hung them up! Love it!

What do you think!? I love the color combo and the look of it all! My sister’s kitchen is finally complete and they have a great place to sit and eat! Ha, that rhymed. 😉

Tell me what you think!

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    January 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Nice job! Looks great! <3 the other Mallory Ann 🙂

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    1 Funky Woman
    January 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Well did she love it? I love the detail and the color!


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    January 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Awesome Job!!!!

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    Kim @ Second Time Furniture
    February 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Just adorable!!!

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    Lauren Barkanic
    February 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I absolutely love the shape of it! I eventually need to do something with our clawfoot pedestal dining table, hmmmm. feel like visiting?

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    Shabby Daze
    June 24, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Very clever and so sweet of you to surprise your sister. Great job.

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    July 1, 2012 at 3:57 am

    This was such a clever idea! My step-mom and I have been trying to find an old round table for her dining room. And today we found a bid round coffee table! Hoping it is still there tomorrow!! Thnks for the idea!! I’m a new follower now!! Hope that you are able to check out my very new blog and follow back!!


    Oh yeah, can you glaze over matte paint? I tried to and when I wiped the glaze the paint started to come off!! Any ideas why!?


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    July 1, 2012 at 3:58 am

    “big” …not “bid” lol

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    Angela Maciel
    November 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    WOW! Great job and very creative idea.

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