Sunday, April 18, 2010

Refinished Coffee Table and Welcome to my Guest Room!

I'm linking to Metamorphosis Mondays at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to visit the other fabulous Metamorphosis'!
I'm also linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays because there is a whole lot of thrift going on in this room!

So, I finally finished my coffee table re-do that I started on Monday. After a week of working in the evenings (ok, so I took one day off, I admit it!)I finally finished yesterday afternoon. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I picked up this table from my Mom's "Destined for the Dump" pile. It had been sitting outside for a while and had lots of grime on it and I discovered when I started sanding that it had quite a few waterspots (probably from me as a child!) and needed a really good cleaning before sanding. I didn't know when I took on this project that my husband recently sold our sander because the charger didn't work! So, I'll be picking one up real soon because hand sanding this baby was lots of work!

I forgot to take a true before shot, but here's after I had sanded a lot of the front, taken off the hardware on the doors and taken off one door:

And here it is in my guest room! (Click on the image to see full size)



I'm thinking about moving the shelves and putting the big black mirror (that I got at a flea market for $5) on top. I'll post pics if I do!

The How to Section: I (gasp) spray painted the body of the table with Krylon Satin Black. I stained and painted the the top. I painted the black diamonds first with interior black gloss and then stained over all of it to give the paint a more rustic and uneven look. I left the stain on longer in the circle and the edges. I finished it off with a spray coat of polyurethane. I created my own stencil for the diamonds. I tried to come up with a diamond that was the right size to both begin and end with a full diamond but the math wouldn't work out right for me, so I decided to end on a half diamond. They sell a Harlequin stencil at Hobby Lobby for $17, but I was being cheap, as usual! The center I half used a stencil and half freehanded. The stencil wasn't really large enough so I added some embellishment and englarged it freehand. The circle was created using a plate and I freehanded the circles around the circle (whew) just to give it a little less of a "perfect" look.

While I am sharing, I thought I would show you the rest of my guest room. Welcome!
This little sign makes me laugh, because I DID join the Navy.
I found this print of an old Wamsutta sheets ad in a Cato Clothing store about 6 or 7 years ago for about $4. I love it!

So, I hope you enjoyed my guest room. Here's where everything that we haven't already discussed:
Bed and End Tables: Target
Bedding: Walmart (can you believe it?)
Lamps: Hobby Lobby
Accessories from misc. places. The frame was a gift from a friend for Christmas.
Shelves: Target
Candleabra on table: Antiques/Flea Mkt in Cottondale, FL -$10
Silver tray, GW about $5
And the BEST DEAL OF ALL....I found the white vases you see on the table at an antiques store in Sasser, GA last week. I paid ONE CENT EACH! A penny!!!

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon!

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Sailing Simply said...

Your guestroom is beautiful. Very nicely done and inviting! I really love what you were able to do with the coffee table. Great job!

Sherry said...

Oh, that coffee table is fabulous! You should enter that over at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature on Friday night. She will probably give you a shout out on that. Very nicely done.

mishebe said...

love that coffee table design you did.. And great room.. i have those lamps too.!

Nicole R.J. said...

Great table makeover, I love the pattern! And I'd be happy to stay in a guest room like that any time!

Susan said...

Your coffee table turned out beautiful! It amazes me how people turn ugly ducklings into beautiful swans!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

You really have a knack for design both in the redo of the coffee table and the lovely guest room. Great job!

Liz said...

I love your new coffee table!! And your bedroom is darling. That poster is the best!! :)


A Cottage Muse said...

The table looks great...a work of art! The guest room looks so warm and inviting! So glad I stopped by!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Love how the table turned out! I really need to think outside the boox like that when I redo something.

Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

The table is fab-u-lous! It really was a major transformation ;) Judi

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

OMGosh...this is one awesome makeover...luv your idea and it looks outstanding! Thanks for coming to NTT...hope you are having a FUN time:)


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

The coffee table turned out awesome! It's amazing what a little paint will do to change an old coffee table!! Wow!! Your guest room looks great too!

Amanda said...

I love your table!!! That top is sooo cool!

Kristi said...

Oh wow, that turned out great!!! I love the top.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful transformation. I love the diamond pattern on the top! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing the guest room, too :)

Kristi said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured your coffee table makeover on my blog.