Coke Crate Table

October 31st, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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The finished product.  I love it!
Before.  Ugly lamp and pitiful Coke crate.
With the glass top, she can use it as a shadowbox and a table.
I almost mod podged the inside but thought against it since she may use it to showcase something.  Im going to find a metal Coke bottle cap to glue to the center piece.
The finished product.  I love it!

The finished product.  I love it!

Another creation that started from the shed!  My mother gave me 2 of these dilapitated Coke crates.  I had no idea what I'd do with them but I certainly wasn't going to turn them down!  Then, a friend gave me 2 of these really ugly lamps.  I thought I'd just paint them and use them for their intended purpose but then I had a lightbulb moment (no pun intended)!  I didn't paint the crate, just put a couple coats of poly on it since the wood was so very dry and I wanted to preserve it in its current condition.  We did have to replace the bottom of the crate though.

Hubby and I tried our hands at glass cutting with this project.  I didn't want to splurge on a professionally cut piece of glass so I found a nice, thick piece at the thrift store and we cut it.  It was much easier than I thought it would be and, after sanding the new edges with a fine grit sandpaper, it's nice and smooth.

My original intention was to use the lamp base only but, when I applied weight to the corners, the table wanted to tip over so hubby added the colonial spindle legs for extra support.  I like the way it turned out and for $13.50, my pocketbook does too!

I'm going to give this one to my Mom and make another for myself.  Seems only fair since the boxes came from her, right?  :-)

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, wood, furniture, glass, black, table, red, ceramic, 50s

Comments (2)

suewhitney writes: I love this. Great choice of elements!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:22 am on November 7th
BillyJo writes: I really like the use of a lamp as a leg. Very unique. BillyJo Posted: 5:20 pm on November 3rd
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