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!!!
I've been married to Joe since 2001. I'm a Training Supervisor by day, but my dream is to be an Interior Designer! I enjoy finding things that have been forgotten and restoring them into something beautiful. I'm a thrifty shopper, I don't think I've ever paid full price for anything in my life. I'm a thrift store addict...you never know what you will find!