Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Hey friends! Have you ever had a project that seems ever-evolving? Well, this is definitely one of them! It all started with a marching band bass drum that my friend Jodi gave to me (free is the best, right?!). Unfortunately, I got it so long ago that this is the best before picture I have of it:

A photo posted by Bonnie @ Revolutionaries (@revolutionariesblog) on

Yes, it had a beautiful purple/blue wrap! I took the wrap off (it's basically a plastic cover that goes around the drum) and then painted the wood underneath. (For more info on how to remove a drum wrap, check out my DIY drum side table tutorial.)

I even gave you guys a sneak peek a longgg time ago:

A photo posted by Bonnie @ Revolutionaries (@revolutionariesblog) on

I left the hardware and the rims of the drum the original white color because it has so much character:

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Since redoing it, I've used the drum as the base of a repurposed Christmas tree, and then I added a few details to make it what it is now: a coffee table!

I loved the way the drum looked painted, so I just wanted to add a piece of glass to the top. The drum was well-loved, though, so it had some rough-looking drum heads (the plastic part that the drummer hits when they're playing):

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

I was going to replace them, but they're rather expensive! My next idea: cover it with sheet music!

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

You can glue the sheet music down with adhesive, but I decided to just arrange it on top in case I ever change my mind (which, let's face it: that's bound to happen). I found my sheet music at a thrift store, but I know you can find it online as well. 

Then, my friend Brooke cut a piece of glass for me at her job, and BAM... it was complete! I paired this cutie with the infamous orange sofa (star of Crystal Padilla Music's Orange Sofa Sessions haha!).

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Repurposed Furniture: Turn a Bass Drum into a Coffee Table!

Isn't it what dreams are made of!?

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.TManic Monday at Serendipity and SpiceWhat's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny SackWeekend Warrior Mondays at Ask AnnaMotivate Me Monday at Keeping it SimpleTuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a HousewifeTrash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's KornerWednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and Jellybeans;  Under $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket FenceWow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern StyleThursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at DomesblissityCatch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse InsideHookin' Up With House of HepworthsTransformation Thursday at Shabby Creek CottageEverything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick KnackFriday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant LifeFeature Friday at Blissful and DomesticA Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea PartiesTickled Pink at 504 Main;  Friday Frolic at Pocket Full of PinkWeekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello;  Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity NowFrugal Friday at the Shabby NestFunctional Friday at The Not So Functional HousewifeInspire Me Please at Liz MarieFurniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy ClutterHead to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop CraftingFunky Junk's Saturday Night SpecialGet Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My HandsSunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap TimeSunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great week so far (after all, it's only Monday haha)! Due to the cold weather, I've been focusing on smaller furniture pieces -- like the TV Stand Makeover with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint -- that I can bring inside and paint. Next on my list was this adorable coffee table I found on Craigslist:

DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!

It was in great condition, but I wanted to paint it to bring out all of the beautiful details. I still had plenty of General Finishes chalk style paint in "Empire Gray" left from my vintage chair makeover, so I decided to use it again! I knew the light color paired with distressing and a glaze would make all of the details pop!

After two coats of Empire Gray, I distressed the piece with 150 grit sand paper. Then, I glazed the piece with Paint Couture's Light Brown Sugar Glaze. To finish and seal the piece, I used General Finishes Flat out Flat top coat -- this is such a great top coat because it has absolutely no shine!

The After:

DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!
DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!
DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!
DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!
DIY Coffee Table Makeover with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint!

What do you think of the after?

I'm selling this cutie for $125, so if you're interested in purchasing it, please contact me!

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.TManic Monday at Serendipity and SpiceWhat's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny SackWeekend Warrior Mondays at Ask AnnaMotivate Me Monday at Keeping it SimpleTuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a HousewifeTrash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's KornerWednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and Jellybeans;  Under $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket FenceWow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern StyleThursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at DomesblissityCatch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse InsideHookin' Up With House of HepworthsTransformation Thursday at Shabby Creek CottageEverything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick KnackFriday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant LifeFeature Friday at Blissful and DomesticA Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea PartiesTickled Pink at 504 Main;  Friday Frolic at Pocket Full of PinkWeekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello;  Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity NowFrugal Friday at the Shabby NestFunctional Friday at The Not So Functional HousewifeInspire Me Please at Liz MarieFurniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy ClutterHead to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop CraftingFunky Junk's Saturday Night SpecialGet Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My HandsSunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap TimeSunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;
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