Well, they say things happen when you least expect them, and that was true for my next project. I was heading out to run some errands, and I drove by a neighbor’s who recently had a garage sale. It turns out that they had some things that didn’t sell, and they didn’t want to deal with them. They placed the rejects beside the street with a sign that said “Free”. I saw a coffee table and hit the brakes. Thanks to all of my blog reading and “pinning”, I knew I could convert it into the perfect game table for our Florida room.
Here it is and it was originally marked $20, but I got it for zero which was a great deal if I say so myself. Before I started reading and writing blogs, I would never have thought to take something from the side of a street. Anyway, we had a coffee table in our Florida room, but it was larger than I wanted. When I saw this, I knew it was the one.
The hardest part of this whole transformation was trying to figure out a color to use. I pulled out a shade I like in a Pier One chair that sits in our living room. (Gracie likes taking her nap sometimes in the living room, so this blanket was put there for her. She was exhausted. I was making all sort of noise and she didn’t budge.) Instead of bringing home tons of different paint samples, I used the Sherwin Williams App and took a picture of the flower on the chair and they matched it right up.
Here is is now, and I love it. Wow!!! What a difference. I painted the top with chalkboard paint. The Florida room is sort of our game/bar room so this table is perfect for keeping score during our games. Plus, I never have to search for paper. I can keep chalk and an eraser in the drawer, and we are ready to play.
The color is Grandview by Sherwin Williams. The day bed you see in the background came from Ikea. We use it as a sofa during the day, but it can turn into a king bed for guests. It’s also perfect to relax in when I am reading magazines.
The rug is also from Ikea, and I have had it since my days living in San Francisco. It works for now. I do love all the fun colors, and they help add to the cheeriness of this room. It gets lots of natural light which helps us get through our long, long, long winters. I guess calling it the Florida room makes it sound even cheerier!!!
I know this coffee/game table with get lots of use. We love playing games, and if you have never played Taboo, you must. It is a blast!! Go Team A!!