Thursday, September 8, 2011

Coffee Table Makeover

Well, here's another one of those pieces that just kind of "spoke to me" as I began to work on it.  I had one idea in mind, and then it just took on a life of it's own as I went.  I found this gem at an estate sale on the last day in the afternoon.  This one particular company in my area practically gives things away at that point in the day.   So needless to say I got a steal of a deal!  Anyway, here is a little peek at the before:

I really liked that this had a drawer.  And the turned legs of course.

I had a time making the top of this piece cooperate.  Although the table is solid wood, there was a formica layer on top.  I used Killz as recommended by others.  But I got a splotchy pattern that showed through when I put on the first layer of dark brown paint.  At that point I decided not to put on another layer of the brown.  I proceeded to lightly sand that layer and then added a dry brush layer of antique white.  Then I put a glaze made with the dark brown over the entire piece.

And here she is!

I kept the original hardware and just painted them.

Just a little detail

I am happy with the final result.

Here's a peek at my next project.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come back often to check out what's new.

Blessings!  Jeanne

10 comments:

Megan said...

love the finish and distressing!

Gail said...

That turned out great! I loved the finish.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Your table looks great, you have great distressing skills. Looking forward to seeing the next project, thanks for the sneak peek too! I'm your newest follower stop by for a blog visit soon!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! I love the painted hardware! Wow what a difference you made to that coffee table! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon :)

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Jeanne, your table turned out great. I know you must be really happy with it.

Barb ♥

Inspired by you said...

I love it!!

Melissa said...

She turned out great.

Deborah March said...

Lucky find...FABULOUS re-do! Your distressing's just WONDERFUL!!

Deborah
(happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...sure hope you stop by too!)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautifully done! Love the color and distressing. Found you via Savvy Southern Style. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

Honey at 2805 said...

Your project turned out beautifully!
So professional looking!

You really did a fabulous job! So smart looking! I would be delighted for you to link one of your porjects or posts to Potpourri Friday, with link up on Thursday afternoon. Actually one with a giveaway is still in progress. Hope you will check it out!