Monday, July 22, 2013

Window Coffee Table

A few weeks ago, Nick and I were in Kansas City for a friends wedding. One of my favorite places to visit when you are in town is The City Market. They have a crazy amazing farmers market filled to a brim with fresh fruit, veggies, spices, grass-fed beef, flowers and MORE! To make the trip even sweeter, we happened to be there on the same day as their monthly flea market. 

One of the few treasures we found that day (besides the bags of veggies) was an 8 pane solid wood window. It was in great condition - no broken glass, very sturdy and the casing was in perfect condition. After it sat in our garage for a few weeks, Nick had an ah-ha moment and decided to turn it into a coffee table! 

To make it extra fancy he added hinges to the window, so it could be lifted up and the inside used as storage! Here's a picture of the coffee table in progress -- 

And all finished! We stained the base and the feet Jacobean! We decided to keep the original paint color on the window. It was in such great condition, I hated to cover it up! We used dark hinges and added a dark drawer pull to the front so open the top with. 

This was such a hit and sold within an hour of posting it. We'll be on the hunt for more windows and hope to make more! 

Have you ever been to the City Market in Kansas City? Found any treasures lately? We'd love to hear about it! 

Happy Treasure Hunting, 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been yet, but we have been wanting to since you mentioned it back a few posts ago :)