8.11.2013

Refinished Coffee Table

This week I've been working on a coffee table my Mom bought off Craigslist.  She has been wanting one to go in her family room. 

 This guy took up most of my week, but I am happy to say I just delivered it to her and 
she loved it!   

This is what he looked like when my Mom brought him to me.
I thought, no big deal!  I could have it to her in a day or so. 
 Ha, not so much!  
My Mom then told me she didn't like that there was no shelf on the bottom, but she bought it anyways because she thought I could just add one!  I guess its a good thing when your Mom just assumes you can do anything, right?! lol

Then, as I was examining the table I noticed that the top had a super thick glossy sealer on it.  I have never seen anything like it!  
It was gross!  But, ya know, who doesn't like a challenge?!
I started with the top.  I began sanding...and then sanded some more!  I was seriously about to give up, but as I looked at where I had been sanding, I noticed on the corner there was a piece curling up!! 
So I pulled at it and it peeled right off!!  I was able to peel off the entire top in long strips!  Awesome!  
I restained the top in Dark Walnut, then proceeded to add the shelf.  
I always have my hubs do the measuring cause he's a smarty pants.  So after he measured, we cut our wood to length, cutting out notches for the legs.
I didn't want any screws showing, so we flipped the table to attach the planks.
We went plank by plank, marking drill holes, drilling, then screwing them in place.

It was actually quite simple to add the shelf, and worth all the time it took because I really like how it turned out!

For paint I used Valspar's Betsy's Linen, then distressed and added an antiquing glaze.  
I replaced the wooden knobs with cute glass ones from Hobby Lobby
My mom paid $55 for the coffee table 
The wood and supplies cost approx. $40

That's a total of $95 to transform this:
to THIS!!!  

Therena

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54 comments:

  1. Well done. I love the dark wood surface on the light body. Can I "borrow" it?

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    1. Thanks! Haha, you'd have to pry it from my Mom!!

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  2. Amazing. I love the added shelf and the finish is stunning. I looks like a million bucks. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that will go live tomorrow afternoon. Hugs, Marty www.astrollthrulife.net

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    1. Thanks Marty. Definitely, I always look forward to your Inspire Me Tuesday!

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  3. I love the transformation! If I ever get the guts to take on a project like this, I'm totally calling you for advice and hand-holding through the whole process. You've been warned!

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    1. Thanks so much Jocelyn! Haha, anytime! I'm happy to help!

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  4. The table looks great! You are lucky that the glossy top peeled off so easily- that could have been a hair-pulling experience otherwise. :) The shelf really adds an extra wow.

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    1. I know, right?! I lucked out! Thanks Sheila!

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  5. Beautiful turnout Theresa! Love the dark contrast against the cream, and the shelf looks as if it was supposed to be there originally.

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  6. Gorgeous table makeover. It looks great!

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  7. You did a fantastic job on that table!! What a brilliant idea to add a shelf!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie! I can't take credit for the idea of the shelf though...my mom just told me to do that! lol!!!

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  8. Great Job. Love your blog!
    Sarah (your newest follower:)

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  9. Beautiful table! Thanks for sharing :)
    http://lovelyonabudget.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love it! Turned out awesome. Found you over at the VMG206 DIY Showcase and pinned ya.

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  11. Wow this is amazing! I love it! Great job!

    Christine @ http://idigpinterest.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful job. I just finished painting a dresser. I can see all the brush marks on the top after I completed the 3rd coat of poly. Is there any way I can get rid of them. I don't see any on the top of your table.

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    1. Thank you so much! I usually don't have a problem with brush strokes. I make sure to use a really good brush, which always seems to help!

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  13. This turned out great! Love the colors you did a great job on this! Would love if you came by and shared it at One One More Time Events. http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/08/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_10.html
    Tammy

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    1. Aw, thanks Tammy! I'll definitely link up!

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  14. That looks GREAT and is a wonderful coffee table!

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    1. Thank you Elena! It is, too bad it was for my mom!

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  15. This looks amazing! Great job and color choices. www.somethingneutral.com

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  16. I absolutely love the way this project turned out! Come to think of it, it would look terrific in my living room!!!

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    1. Haha, thanks Jane! I told my mom that same thing, and she wouldn't give it up, lol!

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  17. Fantastic!! I love the new look so much better ~ you did a fabulous job!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

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  18. The dark top makes the piece more modern - love it! And adding the bottom shelf is genius! Stopping by from Transformation Thursday!

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  19. I would love to have this for my living room :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. You did a great job - Beautiful table, now!!

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  21. the bottom shelf really brings it together nicely. Great job!

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  22. Therena! I absolutely love the table. You did an amazing job transforming it.

    xoxo
    Denyse
    glitterglueandpaint.com

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  23. Hey Therena! I'm featuring your coffee table from last weeks blog hop. Don't forget to grab a featured on button and link up tonight @ 8 central at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

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  24. Is there anything you can't do? Another great piece!

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  25. Great job! I love how it turned out! You've been featured at Time to Sparkle!

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  26. So beautiful! I love the contrast of the dark wood and the white base. I'm featuring this at Terrific Tuesdays.

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  27. I always adore this color combo ~ I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  28. I am featuring you at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Thank you for linking up!

    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/furniture-paint-party.html

    Brooke

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  29. I just read your post and I LOVE what you have done!! You are amazing!! GOOD JOB!! I love the colors and the antiquing!! It's awesome! Would you mind sharing the brand and color of the antiquing glaze?? I'm starting to venture out and try some of these things myself, but I need some help. Would love to know what you used! Thanks! Donna

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! Of course, I used Valspar's Antiquing Glaze, and it is one of my favorites! Its at Lowe's :) Good luck with your venture!

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