Thursday, December 9, 2010

Trash Pickers...My New Coffee Table

Several months ago, I got this coffee table out of my neighbor's trash pile...actually sweet hubby did in the dark and pouring rain. Love you! Anyways, I hated to see this go to the landfill. :(  I did a quick makeover on it!

I lightly sanded the table, then painted it with some leftover paint we had.

Sanded the edges. Then added some Early American MinWax Stain.

It has taken me several months to get used to the "white" since a lot of my pieces are dark.

I have resisited repainting it my standby black or red.

It's been slowly growing on me. Soon I plan to repaint our living/dining room a lighter color. So I think that will make a difference.

But I do love the shape and the size. It's nice to have!

There is a little detail on the sides that I took a small brush and red paint to also. It's a small detail but I like it.

I have a few more things in the basement screaming at me for a makeover...if I could only create more time and energy. :)

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  1. Now it's time to have the neighbors over for some coffee....I bet they'd never even recognize it! LOL I love the little detailed paint in red, just adds a little something! Nice job!!

  2. I like it! I think the stain is just enough to take the edge off the white and red is my favorite color so of course I love the detail on the side.

    I'm also lovin' your new header pictures. Did you make the boxwood wreath?

  3. I love it Kindra, what a find! Great husband too:)

  4. I am like you, all the stuff in my house is dark but I really like the white. I just scored a coffee table from my SIL and of course I painted it BLACK. Love the red detail also. GReat find!!!

  5. You did a great job! It doesn't look like the same table! Hugs! ♥

  6. Very pretty! I love the redo and it looks so beautiful in your room!

  7. i think it looks great!!!!!
    i love doing makeovers like that!

  8. Looks great! I like the white, but I am like you in that I always go to black or red first....Maybe I will try white on the next makeover. (I have a coffee table in my garage awaiting a makeover. But, it's going to have to wait until after the wedding!) :):):)

  9. Never ceases to amaze me at what difference paint can make! Nice!


  10. This is gorgeous! I love the red detail you added... it looks perfect. All of my furniture is black or red, too!!! I always think I'd like to try a white piece, but I chicken out!

  11. It looks great Kindra!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and antique glaze!
    Bon @ Drab to Fab

  13. Nice makeover! I really like the white. It blends in beautifully with the rest of your home.


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