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Monday, 2 November 2015

Thrifty Coffee Table Makeover

I've been looking for a coffee table to makeover for quite awhile.
 It had to be the right size for our small living room,
as well as a bit on the taller side so that the tails of our cats
wouldn't dip in our food and drink as they passed by.
Occasionally, I will make a stop at Habitat for Humanity
which is not far from my house. 
At this visit, I saw this table as well as a dry sink.
I wanted both.
I also needed the van to haul them back home,
 as well as the OK from hubby
to bring them home.
As you can see, it came home with me.
We were able to get a deal by purchasing both.
I started painting before I took the original picture,
but you can see here what it looked like
prior to the paintbrush hitting it.
I believe this is actually a side table,
but it is big enough for our small cozy living room.
I really like the unique character of the legs of the table,
as well as the square design at each corner.
It took me awhile to decide how and what colour/s to paint it.
Since the furniture is white, I decided on a darker colour for the table
and then paint the corners an off white.
This is where I needed to tape.

I made my own chalk paint using Lowe's brand of
 Valspar paint + primer in the colour Noir.
I was looking for black and it's amazing how many different colours of black there are.
This colour is a very, very, dark grey, that looks "close" to black.
Two coats of  clear wax was applied to the legs and sides of the table.
The corners were painted with some paint leftover from another project.
I applied clear wax and then a touch of dark wax.
I applied three coats of polyurethane to the top of the table.
I used wax on the top for other projects before but the wax and paint wear off,
and I do not feel like re-waxing all of my projects every few months.
I like how it turned out.
It has a unique look to it, that you won't find in the store.
I quickly threw something together to put on the table.
I think a smaller rectangle doily or a place mat will look better.
I bought a vintage family Bible that I found at a thrift shop
and thought it would fit perfect in the heart of the living room.

 I topped it with some ironstone.
(I have the Bible closed now, but I do like the look of an open Bible.)
It blends well with the other splashes of black in the room.
There will be a few other changes in here soon.
I'm still working on my corner cabinet to go where the make-shift hutch is right now.
As well, we were blessed with free laminate so it will be good-bye to the carpet.
The pillows need some updating, so that will be a project when the snow starts falling.
A different view of the table.
It was a beautiful sunny day when I took these pictures.
This room is cozy day and night.
It definitely adds more character to our living space.
I may have to open a shop soon!
I see so many things to paint but I don't have enough space to keep it all!
Thank you so much for visiting.
Have an awesome day!
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