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Sunday, September 28, 2014

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Trunk/Coffee Table

So we decided after 8+ yrs we'd replace our sofa's. We went from off white slip cover's to dark brown leather!!! Yeah! Quite the change!!!! Our new sofa's also recline....which didn't really work with our over sized coffee table!
As you can see it was huge!!! And moving it every time we want to recline is ridiculous!!!! 
I always love the look of the trunk/coffee tables! And I knew exactly where I could find the perfect one to build!!!
Or here:
These women are amazing!!! I built mine exactly to their plans...accept I didn't use plywood as my sides, I used solid wood. If you choose to do this it adds to the width and length! So your lid needs to be a tad bigger! 
So head on over to their awesome sites for the deets!!!😉 It was a super easy build! And I really enjoyed it!!! 
You literally build your box, trim it out...then build your lid!!!! That easy!!! And honestly you could do what ever you want for your lid!  

I chose to go two-tone with my inlays! I used :
And I finished with my favorite matte poly!!!

You also get to customize it with your hardware! That's my favorite part!!! 😁 
I got all my hardware from lowes!!!! Including the nailhead trim! 

I also grabbed a couple of theses special hinges! There are tons of different kinds to choose from! With little ones you don't want the lid slamming down!!! 

This is a great beginner build! And I highly recommend it!!! ;)  It's definitely one of my favorite pieces to date!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Xoxo Sherri