It was a long and arduous search to find just the right coffee table for the beach house!  Wanting a cottage feel, but preferring old furniture (and not wanting to spend thousands) we wavered… Until I found a piece with great lines, not too big and $30 on Craigslist.


While Chris was sanding, he noticed that it is a “Cushman Colonial – Bennington Original) – perhaps from the 1930s or 1940s – some are valued at $400-$500 and solid maple.

A similar table appears below:

Cushman Catalog 1940

So we felt a bit guilty painting this table I have to admit!

Right now it’s painted “Glacier White” a bit stark, I may have to soften it a bit, but it is gorgeous!


If I really had some crafting courage, it would be fun to do something like this: