8.03.2011

My new coffee table

There is nothing wrong with my old one, but when I found this table for $10, I wanted the challenge of making it look better. If it didn’t work out, I only lost a few bucks and some time.

This took me a long time. Sheesh, I don’t know how you guys do it. But now I’m worried that the painting bug has hit and I’m wondering what I can paint next. LOL

It turned out fab!  My first time staining and it’s not perfect, but I don’t do perfect anyway ;)

coffee table makeover at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com
 coffee table makeover at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com


Stripped down

coffee table makeover at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com


I used American walnut for the stain on top, and RL Roadster White for the paint. I lightly sanded all of the edges and then applied 3 coats of wipe on poly. I don’t mind that the poly gives it a bit of amber as it adds to it’s aged appeal.

coffee table makeover at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com
Before
coffee table makeover at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com
 My inspiration for this update came from an Australian business, French Dressing. Same size and same shape, very similar to mine.
portland $995 Australian
Cough cough, it’s $995.00, equivalent to $1039.00 Canadian dollars! (1,097.21 USD)

I already had the primer, stain, paint and poly, so my cost … 10 bucks! 

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31 comments:

  1. What a great find! You did a fabulous job! Looks like it's straight off Pottery Barn's floor!

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  2. I'm in love! What a great table, perfect lines! I don't do perfect either ;-)

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  3. i love that, mel! the "x" base is sooo cool! and you did a great job painting it!

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  4. I like yours more than the inspiration. Very nice. I found you at the primitive and proper link party.

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  5. I Think your table looks much better than the expensive one! Thank you for sharing the transformation at the Open House party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  6. Love this transformation! Your table looks incredible! Love that you only painted the base. It looks terrific! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It looks fabulous. You did an amazing job. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  8. wonderful job on this table. love the white with the stained top it really updates the table.
    lauren

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  9. Girl, it's dang close to perfect. It doesn't even look like the same table! Great job, as always, styling it too. Look out blogland...she's got the painting bug! :)

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  10. Wow!!! It looks fabulous!!! And $10....steal. ;)

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  11. seriously!? $10?! That is soo awesome!

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  12. Simply wonderful -- L.O.V.E. it! Thanks for sharing your process. You're an inspiration!

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  13. Just stopping by from Primitive and Proper. I like yours with the x better. Great job.

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  14. This is a very interesting coffee table. Very Ballard Designs look. You did a beautiful job.

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  15. Wow! You just earn yourself a thousand dollar + fun time experimenting the painting process. You make me envy...now I start to hunt for old table!

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  16. What a great find! You did an amazing job!

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  17. Oh I love this style of table! I just got a free one that I intend to refinish the same way but I like how yours has the X sides! I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

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  18. Wow, so cool. I like it even more than the piece from French Dressing.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  19. I love your table and how you re-did it. I think it looks 1000 times better than the expensive one. What a great find.

    My best- Diane

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  20. hi again-

    I love what you did to this table so much I added it to the DIY Daily page on my blog. It is like a linky, but I just add things I like - kinda like my very on Pinterest :)

    My best- Diane

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  21. You did a fabulous job! That was a great find at $10.00 & you really made it look like something more.

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  22. You did a super great job. Don't you just love finding such a steal and turrning it into something so beautiful?
    I am a new follower, hope you stop by sometime =)

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  23. I have to agree with Pam - After your great redux - your find looks like it would come straight off the PB store floor! And the best part - other than the savings - is that you did it YOURSELF! Congrats & be PROUD!! xo

    :D Lynda

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  24. Wow, that looks SUPER Great! Awesomeness!

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  25. Alright, you really need to open a store. You got mad skilz Mel! That is awesome! And that cloche......oh man I LOVE it! But I love that table more!!!!

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  26. Your "new coffee table" rocks! Thank you so much for linking up at Home Savvy today!

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  27. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! Just beautiful!

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  28. That table is gorgeous! How about I pay you $20 for it? ;)

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  29. I had to step away, so I'm not sure if I already typed a comment and it's waiting approval. Oops! But wanted to say: You did an amazing job! I love the new look! Great vision and beautiful rescue! I'm sharing a link in tomorrow's highlights! Thanks so much for showing off in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Have a great weekend!
    Roeshel

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