3.03.2009

New Coffee Table, continued

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Here are a few more pictures of the new coffee table. It has turned out to be a great choice for us. I love the glass top, and the bottom shelf is great for magazines and other storage. I also like that it doesn't look like everything you see in West Elm/Ikea/Crate & Barrel/etc. By the way, here is what it looked like before...

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I spent about 30 minutes in the freezing cold coating the table in several coats of primer (1 can was enough), and then another can of bright white gloss acrylic. The one good thing about the cold and the wind was that it dried the paint really fast! It was finished and sitting in front of my sofa after about an hour. Another project checked off the list!

14 comments:

Jackie said...

It hardly looks like the same table! Don't you just love white spray paint? It can make anything look good.

Sweet Nothings said...

it looks fantastic! and i'm still in awe of the wallpaper! the room is so nice.

Retta said...

It looks so great! I have one almost just like it sitting out in my backyard right now ready to be painted...maybe your photos will motivate me!

M. Leigh said...

What an inspiration! You made an outdated piece look totally young again...you really have a gift and a keen eye!

kay* said...

looks great! i love it (i have a thing for bamboo pieces...updated and in small doses :)

this will motivate me to finally paint my bamboo chippendale chair that i got of craigs last summer. i've been meaning to paint it white forever but never got around to it...now that its staring me in the face i better go get some primer....

p.s. the before photo is not showing up for me...

Leah said...

Love it! I'm a huge fan of bamboo, especially painted. Great job.

my little apartment said...

suuuuuper cute! i did the same thing to an old bamboo bar and it looks amazing. love this table!

jess@thehomebound said...

I love your style, and the table fits so well with the rest of your decor. Very cool.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

I had a thing JUST like that and sold it at a yard sale. Did you have the glass cut especially? Looks great!!! On my blog you can see on e of my makeovers that I love. :)

Dariela said...

It looks so great! What a great choice. I have problems imagining something looking nice when it was like you bought it!!
I come from made by Girl cause I LOVE your house design. I need some inspiration to do mine. I'm so bad at this, I'm good in paper and bad in 3d design. But I love your style cause it looks different, welcoming and not so eccentric!
Thanks for sharing!

naomi megan. said...

hello! just found you through made by girl. i lOVE your taste. may i ask where your lovely wallpaper in these photos is from? i am in love with it and dying to find something similar!

thanks!

xo
naomi

Diva Style said...

I see you have High Style!! Isn't is such a divine tome? :-) I think the contents are absolutely fab! Great eye candy for display, too!

Alexa F. said...

I have this exact coffee table!

Almost thirty years ago, my parents bought a living room set that included this coffee table and a taller-but-skinnier side table. My boyfriend and I ended up with both of them, I've even got my feet resting on the coffee table's shelf right now.

I've thought about painting them, too.

I've been reading back through your posts and called my boyfriend over from the kitchen to show him yours. :)

Peacock Feathers said...

Thanks for tharing that, Alexa! It's so cool that you have both tables, and that you didn't have to stalk Craigslist like I did! I wish I had the side table... oh well.

Good luck with the painting, and thanks for scrolling back through my old posts too!