Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Coffee Table

Yesterday I shared my little Saved by Suzy-style stripping tutorial. As you know, I was stripping the top of a coffee table that I primed (oops!) and then decided that I wanted to stain.

Here's what I started out with:
Such a pretty shape, don't you think?

Next, I removed some ugly brass hardware and filled in the holes with wood filler.

Sanding and priming were up next. And then she sat in my garage for a LONG LONG time until I decided what to do. Finally I stripped the top and found some beautiful wood underneath.

I had some blue "oops" paint on hand that I used on the legs, stained the top with Minwax Chestnut, distressed the legs, added a coat of stain to the legs, and finally waxed the top.

Here she is after the big makeover:

I was inspired by this table from Home Decorator's Collection that retails for $209:

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9 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that! the wood top is perfect with the painted finish on the base... very nice!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

It looks fantastic!!! Seriously, i have been searching for a table like that...but I want to turn it into a bench...mwah ha ha! I loved the tutorial, too...I seriously need all the help I can get with this stuff (c:

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Classic I love it.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

beautiful, love the paint with the stained top. i just did a piece like this.
lauren

hollyG said...

Oh la la...nice work! I love that you kept the true wood look on top but painted the legs.

Madison said...

Great makeover. Such a fabulous transformation. Well done.

Madison xxx

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It turned out fabulous!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

I love this look! The blue legs is a nice surprise..Great job!

Pamela said...

How beautiful! You did a great job.