My New DIY Coffee Table

I am super-duper excited to share this project with you today!

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I’ve been on the lookout for a coffee table since we moved into our home a few years ago. There were a few specifications… It had to have drawers (storage, storage, storage!), I wanted it two-tiered and it couldn’t be round.  So, when my husband asked me what I’d like for my birthday, I immediately answered “a coffee table!” After building our Master Bedroom Headboard, Living Room Fireplace and our Laundry Room Lockers, I knew he could build me a coffee table!

And I’m absolutely thrilled how it turned out! I first saw a similar one on Pinterest and fell in love with the style and all the drawers. The plans are from Ana White.

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When it came time to paint the coffee table, my natural instinct was to stain it brown. Good ole’ safe brown! Trust me, there’s nothing wrong with brown but I’ve been trying to incorporate color into our living room and I thought I’d start with this piece! I used Country Chic chalk paint and love how it turned out!  I didn’t want anything too, too bold and love how these colors look together! The two colors I chose are Elegance and Simplicity! Check here for lots more colors and even some layered color samples! I loved working with this paint and will definitely be using it for future projects! I’ll be sharing the tutorial of how we painted it hopefully next week!

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 The beautiful hardware is from D. Lawless Hardware. If you’ve never checked out their site, you must! These antique brass cup pulls were $0.60 each! Usually when a piece of furniture needs 6-8 pieces of hardware, it can really add up! But, I am soo impressed with D. Lawless Hardware and the prices of their products! I love that you label each drawer! There’s my books in one, some kids books in another and some chargers in another! I didn’t take a picture of the other side but there’s actually 3 identical drawers on that side as well! See, what I mean about storage?

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I’m so excited to create many vignettes on here, starting with some pretty spring dΓ©cor!!

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Have you ever used chalk paint…. or tried Country Chic chalkpaint? I’d love to know in the comments below!

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I am so glad you stopped by today! I wouldn’t enjoy blogging half as much if it wasn’t for all my readers and the sweet and encouraging comments you leave! I read every single one and am so glad you take the time to stop by!

Have a lovely week, friends!






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    • Kendra says:

      Thank you SO much Katie! Their hardware pricing is amazing and with all your wood projects they’ll come in soo handy! Have a great day Katie and thank you for coming by!

  1. Nancy Prochnow says:

    I LOVE how your coffee table turned out, Kendra! I have been looking for something similar and you are right, it’s difficult to find. Your hubby did a great job and I love how you painted it …a great way to bring in color outside of accessorizing! A great choice!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you Nancy! I am glad I choose something other than brown πŸ™‚ I hope you find one you like… or can get it built. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Kendra says:

      I don’t know what I’d do without him! πŸ˜‰ Thanks SO much for your sweet comments friend! They mean so much to me! Hope you are having a great week!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks Julia! I love the drawers on both sides…. so much storage! I will check out your plan! My husband said the plans couldn’t have been better; but said just to read them through before starting πŸ™‚ Good luck! Would love to see it when it’s done!

  2. Lindi says:

    Ohhhh!! I love it!!! I have yet to start my first chalk painting adventure. LOVE the colours you chose though! So bold and fun! Aren’t handy husbands the best?! Lol

  3. Kristi says:

    It’s absolutely perfect!!! Your Hubs did a fab job and I LOVE the colours you chose to paint it with! And thank you SO much for sharing your fab hardware source – we’re currently on the hunt and I can’t wait to check this place out!

  4. Erin says:

    This is wonderful! I love absolutely everything about it – the colours are perfect! I wonder if I show this to Dan if he’ll be as sweet and offer to build one for us πŸ˜‰

  5. Lisa at Texas Decor says:

    I absolutely love how much storage that gives you! We can all use more storage, for sure! Beautiful color you picked out too. I’ve never used chalk paint, but I would like to try it out. You both did a wonderful job!

  6. Karren Haller says:

    I thought this table turned out great, love the drawers for etra storage.

    I think your post would be enjoyed on my Friday Feature Linky party, if you would like to share, I would love to have you stop by!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  7. Bethany @ The Southern Couture says:

    This is such a great idea. I love how it turned out. Plus it saves so much money to make it ourselves. Furniture can be one of the most expensive things to buy sometimes. Thank you for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. Hope to see you again Sunday night.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

  8. Kathy says:

    I love Anna White’s furniture plans and chalk paint! Your coffee table turned about beautiful. What a sweet husband. πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle and keep them coming!!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks SO much Kathy… you’re too sweet! Ana’s plans are pretty amazing! Will be at your party tomorrow for sure… have a great rest of the week!

  9. Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal says:

    I LOVE this table Kendra!! That is amazing that there are 6 drawers… I love that. And the paint colors you chose are perfect! Your hubby is one talented guy!! My birthday is coming up and I may just ask my husband to make this for me too!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much, Sydney! You’re too sweet! You’ll have to show your husband Ana White’s plans… super easy and great instructions! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great week! xo

  10. jessica bures says:

    Love how this turned out! Congrats on being featured at Totally Terrific Tuesday πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful first week of spring!!! Cant wait to see what you bring this week. pinned and shared!

  11. Allie says:

    My fiancΓ© and I’ve been on the lookout for coffee tables, too. He’s been dying to make one, and this is the perfect blend of our styles. Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to show him!

    • Kendra says:

      I am so glad you like it Allie! The plans are great and easy to work with! Good luck when you guys build one πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Hello beautiful! I’m just stopping by to let you know that your coffee table was Amber’s favorite at our last party and we will be featuring it, at our party, Monday at 7. Happy dance time! Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

  13. Hanniz says:

    Hi dropping by from LouLougirls linky party. This looks really lovely and I want one too! I love the idea of storage (I know I really need it!) and the colour is nice! I hope to add more colours to my living room too!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you, Hanniz! Glad you stopped by πŸ™‚ I usually go for more neutral dΓ©cor but so glad I went with color instead! Hope you have a great weekend!

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