So I know some of you are wondering where I have been all week. And then there are some of you that probably didn't even realize I have been MIA. :)
Well, I have been tired. And when I say tired I mean exhausted. So exhausted I started to go to that crazy place in my mind. Things started to shut down and quit and I felt like I was on drugs of some sort. So exhausted I stopped doing push ups at bootcamp to lay in a dirty parking spot of the San Luis Resort because I could not lift myself again. So exhausted that when I woke up to BLittle sending a work email on his phone from bed at 4am I had thoughts of smothering him with his pillow.
For the last 3 weeks, I have been struggling with sleep. This is something I don't usually have a problem with. I love sleep and I have to have 7-9 hours of good sleep to function. After several weeks of bad sleep and going to the ranch this weekend and waking up 5 to 6 times a night, my body started to shut down. I have been in a bit of a daze the past week.
I am finally starting to get better sleep and I have more energy to be productive. This project took a little longer than I wanted but it is done and I love it.
Here is our coffee table before.
At first I thought I would just refinish this one but there were too many things I didn't like. It was super heavy, I hate the bottom shelf (it tends to be a junk collector), and I wanted a stained not painted coffee table. This one had a few too many veneer issues to re stain.
So, I decided to build one. True story. Again.
Yes, last week I built a dining room table (read about it here and here) and this week a coffee table. Apparently, I am on a roll, in a groove, whatever.
I wanted to make a coffee table that was a little longer than the one we had and didn't have the bottom shelf. Also I wanted clean, simple lines. Our previous coffee table was one of the only new pieces we bought for our NOLA home. Blittle was insistent that we have a coffee table that lifts so I bought one. I wanted this new table to have this feature too.
I took the lift mechanism out of the old table and used it for the new one.
This is what the finished product looks like. I think I am going to put another coat of stain on it to darken it up a bit and cover up the yellow still showing through. I haven't decided yet. I'll keep y'all posted on that.
The old coffee table will be refinished and available for purchase. It is a great table, it just wasn't working for us.
Have a great Saturday! I am working today since I decided to take a snow day without snow yesterday. :) There is a great project being delivered today and I can't wait to show y'all! It's going to be a great makeover.
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