Coffee Table Makeover

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I know it's only Monday but I feel like this week is dragging on! I'm feeling a little  stressed right now. I have a big project due and a 45 minute presentation to give. Thankfully coffee is aiding me in my efforts. Anyway, on to the show!

I mentioned before that I got to catch up with my cousin Jill over spring break and it was awesome.  I also got to spend some time with this coffee table!


I know some people might see this coffee table and say kick it to the curb. But I know all of you, like me, would say, "Look at those gorgeous details! Hand me the sandpaper!"


This thing was pretty rough. Jill has two little boys and they sure did a number on this table.


I'm not sure why little kids are obsessed with putting stickers on things. But one time, my little brother put a sticker on his forehead and wouldn't let anyone take it off. Part of that sticker was on his head for almost a month hahah.


I thought this little one-eyed frog was kind of cute. But I had other plans for this table top.

Bye-bye, Mr. Frog!

I had to bust out the big guns on this guy. The top coat on this thing was THICK. I ended up using a belt sander. That was an experience. I was actually sore for a couple days after this. But it was totally worth it! Look at the beautiful wood grain that was hidden under that thick topcoat.


I stained the top with dark walnut. I couldn't believe how beautiful it came out.


Look at that handsome thing!

Oh.... and the coffee table doesn't look bad either ;)


We lightly sanded the sides and then wiped them down with deglosser. The top was finished with a couple coats of satin poly. I wanted it to have a more natural finish that way when it did get banged up, it would blend in better.


I distressed the bottom to bring out some of the details. And remember, Jill has little boys. This thing has got to be able to take a few cuts and bruises.


I'm totally in love with everything about it. The paint color is Cornbread by Martha Stewart. Jill loves bold, bright colors and this coffee table fits the bill perfectly.




I couldn't get great pictures because I had to squeeze it into my living room.


Thankfully Jill quickly snapped a few pictures of it in her space for me!


I love it! Jill is so much fun to work with and I can't wait to collaborate on more projects with her!


PS Linking up to:
Furniture Feature Fridays





Anonymous said...

ooooooohhhhhhhh yeah! Lovin' the table. Those linear details around the circumference, that fabulous tone of the wood! As I speak there are two smiley face stickers on my bathroom mirror.


Lu said...

SIMPLY LOVE IT!!!!!! Your girls rock my socksss off! When can I buy some furnitureeeee!?!

Anonymous said...

Love it and you!!!! Thanks again!!! You are such an amazing talent. Remember your cousin when you are famous!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love how it turned out! the yellow with the dark wood is just stunning!

Marianne said...

You did a great job on that table. I have one that looks like the "before" and am thinking of refinishing it!
Marianne :)

DecorandtheDog said...

Love the color! Good choice!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

You did an awsome job!!
I am working on a toy box revamp with beadboard and faux glaze...um can we say way over my head? Oh well..we'll see how it turns out :)

Lina-Fancy frugal Life

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that table was in need of some serious tlc and you brought it! nice rescue!

Tammy @ Type A said...

wow! looks great. i love the stain and color. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Jen T said...

You did a wonderful job! I love the MS paint color too. JenT

Modern Wivelyhood said...

This is beautiful! Great job! Dropping in from Type A.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the espresso top with the creamy yellow base! I'm putting in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up...

Jacqueline said...

I love the transformation! I'd love it if you could come on by my link party and link this up?

Simply Creations Link Party

Sarah's Salvages said...

WOW~ what a turnaroud! absolutely love it.

nickys nook said...

I found ur blog today while hoppin around u have done beautiful refinishes

I Know The Plans I Have For You said...

I LOVE this table...I was searching around for inspiration for a table I just sanded down and I love it! I love your blog! Im a new follower, would love for you check out my blog and follow if you like!

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