Friday, May 12, 2017

Reinventing a Coffee Table

I collect Sea Glass

I display it on my Sea Glass shelf in the kitchen and around the house in jars.
This shelf is open to our family room.
The items displayed on this shelf can be seen from both the kitchen
and the family room.


I also have some dishes on display with a few of my favorite pieces.
Displaying the glass in jars is nice but spreading it out is so much prettier.

And that got us me thinking...
I have a glass topped coffee table in my family room,
if we the hubs, could put another piece of glass under it
the sea glass could be displayed spread out in-between the two pieces of glass...
and that would look a whole lot better.
The hubs was on board, he formed a plan and ordered the glass...
There was a trip to Home Depot 
(that I did not attend) for brackets and screws and we were set for lift off.

We patiently waited for the glass...not!!

This is how the table looked before we started.
It has a glass top and a thick, chunky base.

We took the top piece of glass off, which was easy as it just lays in the lip.

The hubs installed 6 brackets an inch or so lower to hold the bottom/lower piece of glass.
This ended up being pretty easy as the table has a very think design.

Once the bottom piece of glass was on, 
we spread out all of the sea glass...

I have a lot, this is not all of it...

We put the top piece of glass back on...
and easy peasy, it looks like this.
The sea glass looks so much prettier, spread out and displayed like this!

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28 comments:

  1. What an excellent idea and well done by the handy man too.

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  2. Gorgeous!!!!

    Lucky, when we have "handy" husbands, isn't it???? ,-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

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  3. How beautiful! You have taken recycling to a whole new level. Inventive and gorgeous! Love it, Debbie.

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  4. So gorgeous! Y'all did an excellent job on that coffee table. The sea glass is definitely the center peace filled with beauty. You guys come up with the best ideas! :)

    xoxo

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  5. What a great idea! I love it for sure. I love sea glass and it looks like you have been collecting for a while. I on the other hand have just started to collect it. Not being near a beach is a down fall for sure. The table looks amazing, I love the idea and you and hubby did a great job. Loving it....

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  6. That is wonderful Debbie!! What a great idea. I love how it turned out.
    You have collected so much. It looks just beautiful. I bet it makes you happy to see it like this. Good for Chuck!

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  7. Oh I love it, Debbie. And, you get to enjoy the sea glass all the time now. Your hubby is the best!

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  8. Yeah. A new container for your obsession, huh :)

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  9. That is a great way to display part of your collection. The table would also be a real conversation piece.I love it.

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  10. Oh - I love it! What an awesome idea. Your husband is a keeper!

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  11. Re: Your comment on my blog, on this post....

    -smile- Well, all you have to do, is read my blog... And you will be sure to be alerted to the coming Full Moons! And even to the coming Dark Of The Moon! I am an all-purpose-Moon-info-blog. ,-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

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  12. Prettiest coffee table ive ever seen!

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  13. That is a wonderful project.... wow it is just stunning Debbie! (And I love your use of 'we' in both instances.... yep -- that sounds familiar....

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  14. Debbie, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Really, really gorgeous.
    What a unique and wonderful idea..
    xo.

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  15. Wow! What a fantastic way to display your sea glass.

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  16. What a gorgeous table! That sea glass is so effective shown off that way!

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  17. Love the way that the table came out.
    Coffee is on

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  18. Such an amazingly brilliant idea, Debbie. A 'sea of glass' for all to see and put a smile in their day. Your sea of glass table is so very cool.

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  19. This is beyond awesome! What a fantastic way to display your sea glass. It really does look lovely. Your hubby and you are very creative and he did a lovely job on this one. Blessings and hugs!

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  20. Just love this Debbie
    ...and, you get to enjoy the sea glass all the time now. Your hubs (and you) are just brilliant!

    All the best Jan

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  21. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You with your ideas and Chuck with his handy-manness.
    You two are marvels!!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what eye candy for us today! Your hubs is such a great sport too, you are so lucky he's a handy man at everything he does too! Bravo to you both, you have a lovely place to share too! Bringing in the treasures of the sea is perfect!

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  23. What a great team you two make, you think it up and he makes it happen, you can't get better than that ;) I love this idea for showing off your collection, it gives such a great beachy feel!

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  24. Now that is just an awesome and gorgeous table. One that is so unique and so you!

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  25. What a brilliant idea! Well done! You are fortunate to have a hubby who can do this, as well as bend under! Mine does dishes, though. And groceries!!!

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