Corinne Gilbert, the discerning designer and owner of Mc & Co. in Williamsburg, has come up with a great coffee-table top for her home; gessoed canvas stretched across a hollow core door and affixed with upholstery tacks on the sides. When the canvas starts to look a little shabby, a coat of paint spruces it up again. Genius.
A basic hollow core door will retail for $15 to $25 new, but this is an ideal material to salvage from a home construction project. With some mid-weight primed canvas, upholstery tacks, and a hammer, you’re almost done.
Above: Gilbert’s finished product.
Above: Primed Medium-Weight Cotton Canvas is 63 inches wide and sold for $8.79 per yard at Blick.