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!

Flattered for the features at Beach House Decorating, One Artsy Mama, DIY by Design and Tip Junkie!

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20 thoughts on “Coffee Table Nautical Chart {Porch Projects}

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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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