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Vintage DIY Coffee Table
The Blissful Bee Blogger out of Forth Worth, Texas turns to Lowe’s to help create her DIY projects. She finished this Factory Cart Coffee Table in a few days. “About 90 percent of the materials used were from Lowe’s and made to look vintage — the other 10 percent were actual vintage pieces,” she says.
Reclaimed Kitchen Island
“While taking a Sunday drive along a country road, my wife and I spotted an old metal-top table in a curbside garbage pile,” says user danielspaniel. They took it home, stripped layers of paint, and power-washed it to reveal a beautiful rustic top with wooden legs. It now serves as the couple’s kitchen island.
Stenciled Coffee Table
User LuckyGirlMelissa loved a stenciled table in a magazine and decided to make over a reclaimed coffee table. After stripping the table, she stenciled and added mahogany stain for a polished finish. “My favorite part of the piece is the rosettes that I stenciled then stained over. It took a lot of time, but it was worth it,” she says.
Painted Coffee Table
This anonymous user bought an second-hand coffee table online with the intention of fixing it up and reselling at a community yard sale. However, the user fell in love with the table after it was sanded and painted a beautiful chocolate brown. The table and matching end table reside in the user’s living room.
Copy Cat Studio Table
After ogling a $3,000 studio desk for a few years, user rhythmsofthemind was determined to make one. “I purchased materials from Lowes and even sprang for a new table saw, which proved to give a much better result than a circular saw,” the Oklahoma resident says. This desk has four levels and includes two pull-out keyboard shelves, support for a computer tower, and a guitar effects pedal.