Not everything turns out the way you want it to. Not all furniture upcycles go on to live the happy, joyful existences they were upcycled to be. Today, I bring you an example. My Table Turn Coat.
Remember the term Turn Coat? (as in traitor). This table betrayed me. I purchased it for a song, gave it an adorable new look, complete with cute chairs and the word PARIS across the top. Hmph. There it sat, for three months at Paris Flea Market, moving around to show its best side each month. Hoping someone would bring it home. Then it gave up the ghost and broke down. It had had enough standing there, posing for potential customers. The legs broke up with the apron and the top blew it’s lid and broke up with everyone.
OY VEY! Did you know your furniture upcycles could be drama queens???
I wasn’t going to let them throw their tantrum and sit in a corner. I removed the drop leafs, the rest of the apron and the legs. Perhaps the top really wanted to just hang around instead of holding up. I added two thrift store mirrors to either end. I used a leftover DDD, “Dumpster Dove Drawer” front and painted it in chalkboard paint for the message part. Then I added coat hooks and fastened a hanging system on the back.
This piece is now proudly hanging around Paris Flea Market where it will serve you well. Not as a table with a ‘tude, but as a humble coat rack. Bells and whistles included in the base price.
Table turn coat is showing off at these lovely parties: