7.16.2012

Coffee Table Nautical Chart {Porch Projects}

Last June I fell in love with this coffee table at Savannah must-shop One Fish Two Fish.  Retailing at just under two-thousand (eek) I knew then and there that I would recreate it one day.

And the new porch was the perfect place!  I could hardly believe my luck when I ran across the Morgan cocktail table at the Ballard Designs Outlet for $79!  I purchased the nautical chart at River Services on Thunderbolt in Savannah for about $20 and cut it down to size.  Honey purchased a sheet of plexiglass and a tool to cut acrylic at Home Depot for about $25 and he went to town on it.  He huffed and puffed over it for some time but I must say, it worked fabulously and didn’t chip the edges at all.

So, for about $125 (versus $2,000!), I am just ecstatic over my porch coffee table!  This chart has hung in my parent’s house for as long as I can remember.  The PCP has already spent hours studying the chart – pin pointing the river I grew up on and Tybee Island countless times.
July 2012 182 cop2y July 2012 183 copy July 2012 184 copy More porch projects to come!
xoxo

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20 comments:

  1. Can't believe how much you saved. Way to go!

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  2. Found your link on BNOTP and I just love your project! Maps are one of my favorite things.

    Angela

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  3. I love how the table turned out! I have the same Ballard table in mahogany but I unfortunately didn't get the deal you did. Not only does the nautical chart make it look great but you won't have to worry if you spill something on the table! Great job!
    -Shelley

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  4. So easy, maybe a spaz like me can even do it! I'm going to give it a whirl!

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  5. I love the map idea! I'm a real map lover myself and am always looking (and pinning!) map ideas. Great job on the table, it looks fabulous!

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  6. Fantastic table....perfect for your outdoor room..."Good things come to those who wait"...and you certainly did and found that great table!...I love it better than the table that costs thousands!...Great job!

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  7. I LOVE maps! What a great way to incorporate one into your new outdoor room...and perfect colors too, of course.

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  8. I am always fascinated by maps. Such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  9. It is absolutely gorgeous! I like yours better!

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  10. Love how you took the table and made it your own. It looks lovely!

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  11. I can never pass up a map project. You did a great job and what a sweat equity treasure from your past. Perfect.
    Liz

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  12. Great project that turned out so professional, and unique. Your family will enjoy pouring over the map, as well at marveling at your ingenuity. As they should! Happy Summer. ~CJ

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  13. Lovely table! Maps are so distinctive....especially of your locale!

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  14. Great finished product!! Great conversation piece.

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  15. What a great table. This table is so awesome and I love that you protected the top with acrylic. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  16. Wow, this looks fantastic, very much in awe.

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  17. Beautiful!! Featuring this on One Artsy Mama today!
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/top-10-thursday_26.html

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  18. Nicely done! I actually prefer your version!

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