Was: A broken book shelf
Recreated into: A behind-the-couch shelf and table
I have wanted a behind the couch table, in my own home, for awhile. I have a large velvet couch and definitely did not want a coffee table because of the size of the room. The need continued to arise though for somewhere to put cups, books etc… when spending time in the living room. I knew what I wanted, I just needed to find a suitable shelf/table.
I found this little cedar bookshelf that was in pretty bad condition but was the perfect size. There were holes, gashes and and a really rough paint job. These things have never scared me off before though and didn’t this time 🙂 After hours of stripping 3 layers of old paint off of the shelf I filled the gashes and holes with wood filler. A new coat of flat chocolate brown paint finished off the basis for the shelf.
Once the table was put into place I decided I didn’t really like the look of the basic plank legs. I sewed up a pleated skirt for the bottom and loved the effect. In order to tack on the skirt, I used some little thumb tacks that I painted with nail polish in a colour that matched.
I love the way that this little table turned out and loved that I was able to reuse something that needed some TLC instead of buying something new.