You bring out your best plates, sparkling glasses and upcycled furniture pieces?? You may now.
While painting this piece from our old broken coffee table an idea hit me for a unique way to use it. Put it right in the middle of the dining room table. Think of it as an upcycled furniture table runner.
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Since this is from our old square coffee table, I have four large wood scroll pieces. I painted another scroll and placed them down the middle of our wood dining table. The straight edge has a piece of wood underneath that was attached to the top of the coffee table. To make the pieces lay flat I placed two cork lids underneath.
To keep things simple, I placed a wood crate filled with spray-painted babies breath.
If I continue to use the scrolls as a table runner, I will remove the wood so they lay flat.
Whichever it is, I like the contrast of the wood table and the extra large white scrolls. Rustic meets shabby chic.
Here are some other ideas to use two pieces of scroll or other cool boards.
- Attached together and add handles on the end for a long and rather bumpy tray.
- Make a box with two scrolls as the sides
- Turn the box on end for a small bookcase
- Use all four as the fronts of window boxes
- Hang them over doorways
- Set on end as a display or backdrop I did in this post, how to restyle junk fast and easy.
So, let talk about those strange things you hang on to even as you declutter. What do you keep? Thinking outside of the box, how can you make it useful?
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