Old Door Coffee Table

May 25th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkinLindsey JunkinLindsey, member
23 users recommend

Hurray, it doesnt wiggle! Ill spare you the adventures in correctly attaching legs to a table top. 
First, I painted the whole top this teal color, and it was just too loud to live with. So thats when I learned to strip paint, and the scraping began! In hindsight, I love the green highlights and details.
Dying to add a glass door knob here.

For my debut post, I present my coffee table made from an old door. This big white arched door leaned against the wall of my living room for months before I was given the ultimatum, "use it or lose it!" So it came to me, when life gives you big flat objects, make a table out of it! So here it is. The door was huge, so we went for a week of it just setting on some ottomans to see if we could live with the enormity of it. The answer was no. So we cut about 1.5' off in length, but cut the planks at slightly uneven lengths to reflect the top of the door, which had an arch.

We found dining room table legs at a junk show, and cut them off to the desired length, and bought fancy molding and leg hardware at the Depot. The paint took a lot of trial and error, more error—which led to the unintentional "scraped look." I think happy accidents are at the root of every junk art project. Enjoy.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, furniture, country, living room, green, brown, paint, door, coffee table

Comments (24)

illiniCowgirl writes: I love it! Posted: 6:47 pm on August 1st
shabbychick writes: A "belated" welcome to JunkMarket Style - and a "belated" "WOW" - great table you made from your door - and accidents can be good things - definitely good in this one! The finish is perfectly suited for the table!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Kathy Posted: 2:02 pm on June 3rd
junkseeker writes: Love it, love it, love it! Especially the final patina!!! Posted: 12:10 pm on June 1st
MimiToria writes: Wowser girl. When you debut, you do it in style! What an awesome first post you've got here for us all to be drooling over. I'd love this table in my home. Your happy accident was meant to be with the finish, as I don't think you could of gotten this cool of a look if you had tried to. What a great first project posting. Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to the site.
Sometimes, us junkers need a gentle nudge, like "use it or lose it". lol Ha! At least I do.
http://www.mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com Posted: 8:50 am on June 1st
junkrat writes: mmmm..., that "scraped look" is yummy!! Posted: 8:54 pm on May 30th
irishrovr writes: This is really something special! Nice job!!

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 1:24 am on May 30th
michelleadams33 writes: Love your table - I've been threatened with the same thing - lol- if I had a dime for every time I've been asked "WHAT are you going to do with THAT?!"

Looks amazing! Can't wait to see more! Posted: 4:35 pm on May 29th
Gadora_Wilder writes: It's something else. Beautiful job. Posted: 4:07 pm on May 29th
JunkMama1 writes: What an awesome idea and great job!

And, hey, I'm a JunkinLindsey too - Claudia Lindsey - nice to meet you! I feel like we are family already!! Posted: 4:00 pm on May 29th
Chovey writes: Very JUNKAWESOME!! Welcome aboard!! Let's see more!!
cynthia Posted: 8:44 pm on May 27th
fellowjunker writes: Gorgeous job on this table. Welcome to the junkmarket site!!
xojanis Posted: 11:40 pm on May 26th
junkermidge writes: Wonderful finish you created for the door. The table turned out great and it's a great debut post. Welcome!
Midge Posted: 9:10 pm on May 26th
JunkinLindsey writes: Thanks for all the great feedback. You guys are better than family! ;) As for the leftover parts, not sure what to do with them. But you better believe the didn't get thrown away! Stay tuned. Posted: 1:33 pm on May 26th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This table is terrific-- I want this! Loved that you kept the arch...so, okay what did you do with the leftover pieces? Posted: 10:40 am on May 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh...nice!!! Welcome to JMS JunkinLindsey! This project is perfection.

Candy Posted: 8:10 am on May 26th
JunkArchitect writes: That’s my kind of repurpose. The finish on the door is incredible and your entire project turned out GREAT. Jim Posted: 10:44 pm on May 25th
DownHomeDIY writes: Love, love, love the paint finish! I bet this makes you happy every time you walk by it!
Great job and welcome to the site. I can't wait to see more!
~MB Posted: 10:12 pm on May 25th
CottageElements writes: This is a incredible redo! Love everything about it! The shape, patina, accents. Wonderful project, wonderful post!

Lani Posted: 9:14 pm on May 25th
StrangeCargo writes: Doors rock! Cool job.

Ken Posted: 9:11 pm on May 25th
writes: Welcome to the site! What a great post - I especially love the patina on that door...

I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!


JennyK Posted: 3:43 pm on May 25th
alicemom writes: Hey Lindsey,
A fabulous first post. I love it. I love the texture, color & design. Welcome! The happy accidents are always welcome.
Alice Posted: 1:31 pm on May 25th
grannijo writes: AWESOME JOB!!!...love big coffee tables..this one is great!...looking forward to more of your neat ideas..sharon Posted: 1:14 pm on May 25th
AtticusFinch writes: Congrats on your first posting. The door/table is wonderful. Posted: 12:56 pm on May 25th
suewhitney writes: Hey Junkin Lindsey,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! What a great post, I love it. You're absolutely right about happy accidents being at the root of every junk project. The patina turned out perfectly and I love the old world feel that has a modern twist. Awesome! I look forward to more of your projects.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:25 pm on May 25th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.