4.04.2011

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!

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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!"

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Look at that handsome thing!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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


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

Sincerely,
Ashleigh

PS Linking up to:
Furniture Feature Fridays





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21 comments:

Lisa 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.

x

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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