Thursday, March 11, 2010

Coffee Table Reveal

The coffee table revamp is done!  Well, sort of.  It needs some more poly but I couldn't wait to share it with you.  I adore how it looks now!  I feel like I have a brand new table.  For just the cost of paint & poly!
The new beauty sunning herself in the Spring sunshine!
Here's a recap of the transformation.
The before:
This table has nice details but I never appreciated them with the original finish.  I just thought of it as a temporary hand me down solution.

First I gave the table a light sanding and a coat of gray spray primer.
Looking better already!
After the primer was applied I noticed some cracks and dings in the wood.
So I filled those in with wood putty and sanded it down.

Next I did two coats of satin black.  The trouble started when I got to the polyurethane step.  I had some spray poly that I wanted to use but it gave the table a speckled finish (possible operator error - I don't have a lot of spray paint skills).  Uh, not the smooth look I was going for.  So back to the hardware store for me.  I now have a can of Minwax poly I'm going to brush on.  Hopefully that will keep the finish in tact when my kids start beating on the table!  We get the "natural" antiqued effect around here.

Here's one more gorgeous after shot.  I'll share more afters when I get the table back in the living room.

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Oooo,I love it! Cool legs. Doesn't it just make you smile. Sometimes the poly comes out fuzzy when it't too cold outside, or too much humidity in the air. Was that the case? I know I have to wait for the perfect day. I hate waiting.

  2. Good for looks wonderful!!

  3. That is too cute! You could also use Polyacrylic from Home Depot or Lowes for the topcoat. It's water based so wont yellow over time!

    You did a great job! Stop by my painting blog and say hello sometime soon!


  4. sarah- it looks great! i think it seems to suit your style so much more this way. great work!!

  5. It looks great! found you through miss mustard seed's this morning...I'm HUGE refinisher myself! :) Have a great friday, shaunna

  6. Beautiful! It looks fabulous!

  7. That looks fantastic!!! Isn't black paint the best?!

  8. ooo, nicely done! and i admire your patience. once i start a project, if i notice it has scratches or gouges, i just move on and paint over it. kudos to you for actually taking the time to fill in those cracks :) i looove the table in black.

  9. I love this! I have one in the wings waiting to be done, but haven't gotten my spray paint yet! You gave me the itch, for sure! visiting with Extreme Personal Measures' Blog Hop.

  10. That turned out great! I recently painted my coffee table black, too, and I just love it!

  11. Nice to meet you! It looks awesome. Amazing what paint can do! Have a great day!

  12. Great job! Love it! I found you through the blog hop and now I'm following you :)

  13. I can't help but adore a great furniture makeover! It looks fantastic! Great job and thanks for sharing it with us!

  14. Hey, fabulous table transformation! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

  15. It looks so much better in the black. Great work! Don't you just love what paint can do?

  16. It looks great! It is amazing what paint can do.


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