Back in February, Gwyneth and I discovered this Dumpster Dive coffee table on the street. Unlike the rest of our Dumpster Dives, Gwyneth and I cleaned it up and plopped it down in the living room without giving it a makeover.
And since February, it’s been on the “one-day” project list. Well that day is today. Or more likely, this Saturday. We just can’t look at this lackluster piece any longer. We’ve got a few thoughts on its transformation, and we’d love your help in choosing. Here are the options we’re considering.
Giving it a fresh coat of white paint and adding brass corners like this Ikea hack from Lonny Magazine would be the easiest and fastest solution, and we think keeping it white would be a nice balance to the other colored furniture we have in our space. (Like this Dumpster Dive Dresser we recently made over and added to our kitchen.)
But you know how we love color and pattern, and we’re tempted to pick up a roll of snakeskin contact and recreate the look of Lindsey Harper’s bathroom table. Plus, we had success with contact paper and Ikea furniture when we tackled this project a few years ago.
Perhaps the best balance between the first two options would be to follow the example from The Vault Files and add marble contact paper to the top. We love how her nightstand turned out and think this could be a great way of adding interest without adding too much pattern to our space.
Another route to consider – reupholstery. We loved this giraffe-print ottoman project we did in NYC and are even more inspired by this bench from Little Green Notebook. Love how the pops of neon add interest to the more fabric!
If we had to choose today, we’re leaning towards the python. But we’re hesitant because we have another project from The Vault Files on our radar.
We simply cannot get over how she made a stencil and recreated the dalmatian print wallpaper look in her entry! Gwyneth and I are dying to copy the look for our entry! Can you picture it here? (Don’t worry, we’d definitely find a new place for the ram head – it’s an apartment, not the animal kingdom!)
What do you think? Which route should we take for our coffee table makeover, and do we dare draw dalmatian print all over our entry? We’re going to try and tackle the coffee table this weekend, so please pipe up and let us know your thoughts!
mk & Gwynnie