I found a pair of end tables on the roadside by someone's trash...yes, I stopped and got them! I get this honestly, if you ever met my grandpa you'd know he stops for everything. He has more coolers thatn I can count and some even still had beer in them. He has found countless ladders and lots of odds and ends! Mr. TSL and I even found an entire outside lawn furniture set still strapped together! In our family, this is called "Road Kill."
Here they are, making their debut:
For a few days, I tried to determine what would be done with them. At first, they were going to be bedside tables for our bedroom. I was going to paint them and glaze them. Then I was thinking, I really need some tables in the living room, but because of the awkward layout of the living room I didn't have room at the end of couches. I had been looking for an ottoman and decided to but them together and make them a coffee table. Like this from Pottery Barn:
I also love this table from Funky Junk Interiors
I decided I wanted to take inspiration from Funky Junk Interiors and make a table with an old sign look. I thought for two days about what sign to use. I looked up mechanic signs (Mr. TSL is a mechanic and loves cars/trucks) Then it came to me...how about an old coffee sign? Ironic for a coffee table right?
I loved these signs:
I have been working on this set of tables for around 2 weeks (bad weather is killing me!) and they are almost finished! I will post them tomorrow....I love them and they aren't even done yet!
I am linking up with: Tip Junkie