Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I need your help with something, and I thought it would be fun to turn this into a contest…with a winner…who gets a prize. Sound fun? Let me explain.
I have about 10 to 15 old weathered cedar fence pickets that I want to use to use for a project. I don’t have a picture of the particular pickets that I have, but they look very similar to this…
They have that grayed patina, they’re wonderfully weathered, and they’re perfect…for a coffee table top!!
I’d absolutely LOVE to be able to make something like this Restoration Hardware coffee table…
Isn’t that amazing?! It’s made out of reclaimed French floorboards, and that thick, distressed wood is simply gorgeous.
In my search for inspiration, I actually came across this DIY coffee table from The Handmade Home that was inspired by the Restoration Hardware table…
Very nice! I love the top! But sadly, this table wasn’t completely a DIY project, as they paid someone to weld the base for them. Well, I don’t want to do that.
So here’s where you come in. I need your brilliant ideas. Or ideas that you’ve seen. I really don’t care where they come from…whether it’s your own brilliant idea, or it’s from a blog that you’ve read, or a magazine that you have…whatever!
But help me come up with a unique coffee table base idea that will complement my beautiful weathered wood pickets.
Here’s where the prize comes in! If I use your idea, then I’ll send you something handmade by me. Ready to see what it is? It’s two matching patchwork Euro shams, similar to these, but in the color family of your choice (I’ll select the fabrics based on the color family you choose, and pillow inserts are not included)…
That’s a nice little prize, right? You could keep them for yourself, or give them away as a gift, or whatever your little heart desires. Okay, so get those creative juices flowing, and tell me your ideas!!
Again, it needs to be DIYable, and I’m looking for ideas for a coffee table base only. The worn weathered fence pickets will be used as the coffee table top. Got it? Okay, share away! You can explain your original ideas, you can link up a blog post that you’ve seen, you can link a magazine article…whatever! It’s pretty flexible.
Oh, and in the event that I don’t use any of your ideas (like if I happen to come across the most amazing metal table base in Goodwill or something), then I’ll take the names of everyone who contributed an idea, and put them in a drawing for the prize. So someone will definitely win!!
Now start sharing those ideas, alrighty?! And since I probably won’t get to this project this week, I’ll give you until midnight on Sunday (May 22nd) to submit ideas. Ready? Set? GO!!
By the way, you can leave as many suggestions as you’d like, and if I end up doing a drawing instead of using one of the ideas, each suggestion will be one entry. And for the record, your suggestions don’t have to be something metal. That’s just where my mind immediately went. Okay…NOW go!
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