I could spend hours wandering around the local architectural salvage warehouse, dreaming up new lives for shutters, doorknobs bearing floral motifs and intricately carved mantels. Last time we were there, we found a pantry door (and some salvaged balusters) perfect for the door-turned-coffee-table I’ve been hoping for.
-a salvaged pantry door (mine is about 5 ft. long by 2.5 ft. wide)
-four salvaged balusters
-a can of spray paint for the door (aqua was my color of choice) and another can of spray paint for the balusters (black for me)
-eight “L” brackets and screws
-a miter saw (for leveling)
-sander and sandpaper (if necessary)
1. Measure your balusters to make sure they’re exactly even… if not, use the mitersaw to cut to level.
2. Sand your door and balusters if necessary.
3. Paint both your door and your balusters (TIP: If you screw an eye hook into the end of the baluster and hang it, you can paint all four sides at the same time without having to wait for dry-time). Wait for everything to dry.
5. Stand upright and admire. Put in your living room and admire some more. Proceed to drag it outside everytime you have an outdoor affair because it is so darn cool. Actually, it’s pretty fabulous in the living room as well.
*ps- I know I told you awhile back that I was wanting to make a full-sized door into a coffee table. This isn’t it. When we found the perfect-for-a-coffee-table-size pantry door (which essentially eliminated a huge portion of the re-sizing and work), we decided to use it instead. 🙂