Friday, May 13, 2011

A new coffee table...

My $30.00 coffee table! This is the “before” pic:

I really liked the size of the table, and I liked the chunky, turned legs. Once I removed those funky metal tacks, sanded and filled the holes and sanded again, it was looking better. I taped off the top of the table in preparation for stripping/restaining, and primed the legs and the edges with Zissner Bin.

BIG disappointment: after I’d stripped the top and sanded lightly, I discovered it was made of veneered pressboard. So, rather than staining the top, I knew I'd have to paint the whole table. Okay, so here's the first try…used Cottage White and Coventry Grey paints…glazed and covered with Polycrylic...Coventry Gray paint seems to be popular on some decor blogs...but I HATED it!! Have you ever done a piece with visions of beauty in your head, and it just didn't turn out the way you expected? I left it this way for a week, thinking..."oh maybe it'll grow on me." Well, it did...like a bad fungus! ACK!


Okay, plan # 3: after gnashing of teeth and and stomping of feet, I pick myself up, dust myself off, and MOVE ON! Strip, sand, repaint! I sanded lightly, re-primed, repainted the entire table with Rustoleum Painters Touch Heirloom White Spray Paint, glazed with Benjamin Moore Aqua Glaze mixed with a tablespoon of black flat paint, applied with a chip brush, rubbed off…and I LOVE it now!! I applied a coat of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax (clear) to the top and buffed it. I'll let the paint cure for a week or so, then give it some chippy goodness with my mouse sander. Here are the finished pics so far:


I love it now! I love it


Did I say I REEEEALY love it!? Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by. I'm new to the decor blog world, and it feels like Christmas whenever I see a new comment...like a little present! You just make my day! I’m linking up to these friendly parties : Spray Paint Party over at Thrifty Decor Chick Thrifty Treasures New Nostalgia Transformation Thursday Feathered Nest Friday Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday Twice Owned Tuesday Whassup Wednesday Feature Yourself Friday White Wednesday # 99 Show and Tell Creative Share Wednesday Remodelaholics Anonymous # 71 Friday Redoux Under a hundred dollars Vintage Inspiration Friday Friday Favourites Finding Fabulous for Less Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest Flaunt It Friday Saturday Spotlight SNS 81 at Funky Junk Sunday Showcase DIY Showoff Anna's Weekend Warrior Motivate Me Monday # 70 Amaze me Monday # 25 Metamorphisis Monday Masterpiece Monday Nifty Thrifty Tuesday # 53 Twice Owned Tuesday # 49 Tip Junkie

33 comments:

  1. Deborah, WOWWWWWWWW! This table looks like a million bucks!!!I want one just like it! Great job!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  2. Nice, Deborah! You did what felt right to you and it turned out fantastic. Good job!

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  3. Awesome job! I agree, the pure white looks soooo much better than the white and gray! Shame it resulted in extra work, but at least you're happy with the results - and I'm very jealous!

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  4. Yay! It's lovely. Good for you for trying until you found the perfect look. Visiting from FNF.

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  5. I think it's great~~ So this is what you've been up to~!~~~~ How fun and how pretty too! TFS

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  6. Very nice! Look good with a couple of glasses of wine too!

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  7. Such a gorgeous coffee table! I LOVE it, REAALLLY!! And isn't it always the legs that first attract us? Sorry you had to paint and repaint. Heirloom White is almost always my go-to color. Found your pretty blog thru Creating a House of Grace, and am so happy I did! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  8. that looks amazing!!! i love how you accented with the green! thanks for linking up :)

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  9. This table turned out just amazing~ I love the white, accents and shabby finish- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  10. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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  11. Amazing what paint can do. It looks great!

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  12. In the end it turned out great, Deborah! Love those legs! Glad you didn't give up on it.

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  13. Found your blog thru the linky parties. This up cycled table looks fantastic. I'm following, too!

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  14. Your table upcycle looks great and you do have lovely legs! ;)

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  15. Great makeover! I love the green (it's my favorite color). :) Thanks for linking up to Weekend Warrior!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  16. Wow! The after picture with the green mats is super!

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  17. You SHOULD love it, it turned out amazing!

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  18. I run into these types of hiccups more often than I'd care to admit. Although it's really frustrating to re-do, you have to do what makes you happy in the end. I love it and glad you have found the perfect fit. : )

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  19. I Love what you did to the table. Those legs are awesome. So curvy and stylin. Great job.

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  20. The white makes it look so fresh! Thanks for popping by and checking out my table.

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  21. beautiful color. it turned out great.

    I'm a new follower! excited to see your future posts.
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for the comment on my blog and I love your new one. You certainly have a lot of blogs!! I just became your latest follower as Cedar Hill. And thanks for all of the link up party links. I'll get into those as I have time. Way to go. I like the new finish.

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  23. Love how it turned out! I am featuring this! http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/05/friday-favorites-linky-party_19.html

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  24. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  25. looks beautiful!! great job! this post would be a fabulous addition to my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd really love it if you joined in!

    alchemyfineliving.com

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