A Primitive Table Turned Coffee Table


February 24, 2015 by Terry

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know I have struggled with finding just the “right” coffee table for my living room.

I have used many different things as a coffee table including an antique wash stand and most recently, a piano bench.

DSCN4064Well… Here I go again!

My husband had brought me home a primitive farmhouse table from a recent trip to Saskatchewan.  It was in very bad shape.  It was covered in dirt and bird poop and all kinds of mung.  It was also missing the drawer and the legs were extremely wobbly.

After scrubbing it with steel wool and wire brushes it started to look pretty good

… except for the legs.

I decided to remove them and replace them with some heavy antique legs I had salvaged from someone’s trash!  I couldn’t believe someone was throwing them away!  They’re gorgeous!

primitive table 2primitive table 7Long story shortened … The table top combined with my salvaged table legs (which I shortened) gave me a beautiful new coffee table.

primitive table3The wood on both the top and legs was really grey and dried looking. It was a pretty color but the legs were a little different in color so I decided to go over the whole thing with some Hemp Oil.

primitive table 5It really brought out all the wonderful flaws in the wood and gave it new life!  The dark patches on the table top are from the old finish that was still on it.

You can’t tell because of the shaggy rug, but the legs have the original wooden castors on them still!!  (…insert heart flutter here! …)

I think it is perfect in our living room and is great for kneeling and playing board games on, or for resting your feet on while watching a movie :)

primitive table 6Primitive table1primitive table4primitive table3Is this one “the one”? … Maybe.  We’ll see what I find next :)



Linking up to:

Anderson & Grant

Stone Gable

Miss Mustard Seed

Pink When

DIY Show Off

i should be mopping the floor

under the table and dreaming

30 thoughts on “A Primitive Table Turned Coffee Table

  1. the natural distress look is beautiful Love the size too!


  2. Peggy says:

    Love those legs. The table turned out awesome!


  3. Amy says:

    Love, love, love your style and your work!!


  4. Kathy says:

    She’s just gorgeous!!


  5. It should be the one! The top and the legs look like they’ve always been together. Looks amazing, great job.


  6. Love it! Great find!!



  7. Well done friend! And the rest of the room is a beauty too, but I have to confess, I thought that little distressed door you found was actually a big door, lol! I couldn’t tell before now what the scale was. And you are still distracting me!


  8. It’s perfect anyway, but especially so if it’s from Saskatchewan ;)


  9. Love everything out this piece-great rescue!


  10. Donna Marie says:

    It looks amazing!


  11. Hello,
    Wanted to let you know that I had such a hard time choosing from your projects to share on my blog that I had to feature 2 in my Five of the Best post over on
    Nikki x


    • Thank you so much Nikki! I am truly honored :) Sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery! We never appreciate health until we get sick! I hope you get back on your feet soon!


  12. Wow, it’s perfect. Someone actually threw away those legs! Thank goodness for us DIYers rescuing so many perfectly good items before ending up in the landfill. Are you a fellow Canuck? I used to live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but now back home in Alberta.


  13. […] (Click Here to see that tabletop now) […]


  14. […] Primitive Table Turned Coffee Table from The Curator’s Collection […]


  15. Melanie says:

    I really love this idea… and it matches fabulously with your leather sofa. Keep it!!!
    Also I love the way you’ve styled the table – would never have thought to wrap those little Ikea plants with fabric/paper and twine… I’m off to do mine :)


    • Thank you for your compliments Melanie! The little plant is actually wrapped in scrap fabric pieces from some of my upholstering projects ha, ha. It’s an easy fix if you don’t have a pretty container to place your plant in :)
      I hope you have a great weekend :)


  16. […] Nicole’s pick: Primitive Table Turned Coffee Table from The Curator’s Collection Lauren’s pick: Grain Sack Stripe Stamp from Tidbits Amy & […]


  17. […] and Source List | Winter 2015 Project Recap | Master Bedroom Updates    Nicole’s pick: Primitive Table Turned Coffee Table from The Curator’s Collection Lauren’s pick: Grain Sack Stripe Stamp from Tidbits […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow on Instagram

So much happening here!  This week is going to be a busy one... but it's all good! #itsallgood #busy #christmas #woodworking #thecuratorscollection Sooooo this just happened! It's going to make a sweet little girl happy this Christmas indeed 💕💕#upholstery #fabriclove #damask #makeover #bestchristmaspresentever Some serious impulse shopping today! Now... what to make???? Suggestions?  #fabric #pink #fabulous #impulseshopping #fabriclove #chintzandcompany #upholstery #pillows ! Becuzzzzz... Christmas 🎄 is coming! Can I get a woot woot!? #favouriteseason #christmas #freshgreens #christmasdecor  Sorry Halloween folks... Christmas outranks you!🎄❤️#missmustardseedmilkpaint #fatpaint #primitivecupboard #marketsigns #thecuratorscollection Finally sharing this piece painted in #warmwhite #fatpaint #antiques #painted #furnituremakeover #paintlove #thecuratorscollection #gorgeous #stunning  More to see on the blog click link in profile to see! 💕💕 When your old table leaf turned chalk board turns into an old #marketsign  using #missmustardseed #milkpaint #typewriter and #fusionpaint  Better photos to come😉! Loving it so far!

You May Also Like:

I’ve been featured on these amazing websites:

Revival Monday

Feathered Nest Friday

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

... Making Broken Beautiful

She Holds Dearly

Just another site

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

painted by kayla payne


Canary Street Crafts

Furniture Makeovers, Crafts & Home Decor

The Wood Spa by Pat Rios

Furniture Refinishing - Ridgefield, CT


Small Home...Big Style

q is for quandie

from a vintage vantagepoint.

The Interior Frugalista

... Making Broken Beautiful

Orphans With Makeup

My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

French Country Decor | Faux Painting | Event decor

French country decor blog featuring faux finishes, interior decor and event decor.

Atomic Hostess

Mid Century Furniture I Decor I Housewares

Katherines Corner

popular over 50 blogger, diy, giveaways, recipes, blogging tips, family, ageing, faith,life stories,encouragement

Freddy & Petunia

heirloom-quality CABINETS for CHILDREN -and- many other rePURPOSED PROJECTS built in the PAGE 10 Studio!

Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint

Currently Available in 18 Gorgeous Colors


Decorating solutions for the dollar challenged.

August Blues Slipcover Studio

Slipcovers, diy, and other musings

PicMonkey Blog

Tutorials, Tips and News from Your Favorite Photo Editor

Trois Petites Filles

... Making Broken Beautiful

RoadKill Rescue

Trash to Treasure projects




... Making Broken Beautiful News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

anderson + grant

... Making Broken Beautiful

DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement Blog

Budget Friendly Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement and Decorating blog


Crafting Cooking Creating

West Furniture Revival

... Making Broken Beautiful

Velvet & Linen

... Making Broken Beautiful


American Farmhouse Living

Dreamy Whites

... Making Broken Beautiful


... Making Broken Beautiful

Miss Mustard Seed

Move Mountains In Your Home

%d bloggers like this: