Friday, July 29, 2011

Table transformed

I was generously given a coffee table by my dear friend K. She was reconfiguring her living room and I happily took it off her hands. I forgot to take a picture of it before I took off the hardware and started sanding it, but it was pretty close to this one.

Here she is after some sanding:
As you can see the center drawer is pretty wide and there are drawers on both sides, which I loved for all the storage possibilities.

I gave her a new coat of paint in Valspar's Meadowlands. One of the knobs was missing so I got a cheap ORB set from Tarjay (it was 14.99 in the store):
But it didn't look right.

So I spray painted them Heirloom White:
But still, I wanted something more vibrant because I knew what I wanted this table for.

So in came my friend Bauhaus Gold et voila!
It was exactly what I wanted. I added some number stickers in black, to pop off the golden yellow knobs.

My oldest approved:

And immediately started to set up a Godzilla monsters battle on top:

My plan, however, was to make this a homework/craft table for the boys - the storage is great for all their workbooks, paints, stencils, crayons, markers, etc.

And the height is also perfect for them - the table is bright and cheerful, and a great addition to my kids' playroom.
I am very happy with the finished result - it is my first time re-doing a piece of furniture and now I have plans for my youngest's dresser. You know how it is, the first step is the hardest and now I am off, running in search of furniture to paint.

Hope you enjoyed my super-secret project!

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Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

That turned out so cute! Perfect for an epic monster battle.

I attempted to paint an old book shelf once--it didn't turn out so well, but I'd like to try again.

Deneen said...

Love the transformation and the color! Great job!

Adrianne said...

This turned out beautiful. I keep seeing furniture re-do's and I'm itching to try one myself... I think my nightstand might need some new life!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS!1 Just LOVE the colour!

Ladybird Ln said...

This turned out so cute, I love the bright color! Good work, the numbers are darling as well!


Stephanie said...

I love the the green color with yellow knobs! The knobs are so fun!

Katie said...

I love how this turned out! The green is perfect!! So cute with the little knobs!

Donna said...

My goodness Claudia! This is just fantastic! You did a super job and I'm thoroughly impressed. Looks like your little guy loves it too. :o)

Carina M said...

Absolutely adore this! I wish I were clever enough to do something like that - it looks like it was tons of fun to work on.

Awesome super secret project. :D

Jamie said...

Love the green! More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your table.

claudia b said...

Thank you everyone for the super kind comments - it was a blast working on this project and now I am planning what color to paint my youngest's dresser :D