Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Goodwill Coffee table

I seem to be on a coffee table kick these days. I don't know why the sudden stock of them at my local Goodwill, but looking at what is being turned in, I am thinking it is due to the "U.G.L.Y. you ain't got no alibi" ness of these tables.

When I saw this table, I just loved the detail on it. It was heavy construction and built very solid. Just Not that great to look at. So I sanded the top and started priming. When that was done, I was ready to start painting. Now with my sprayer, I need to strain the paint to make sure there are no impurities that will get into my sprayer. Let me tell you...this is an impatient persons nightmare...I am like a little kid on Christmas morning waiting for all the paint to strain, so I can start painting. :) I know its for a good reason, but it takes LIKE FOREVER!!!! :)

Once the paint is strained I can finally start to paint. I needed to give this baby a good couple of coats of Glidden's "wood smoke". I love the classy simple color of it and best of all I got it for FREE when Glidden was doing there paint give away.....BONUS!!!

When it was dry, I started to give it a glaze with an ebony glaze. It is very dark and I loved the subtle chocolate gray color it became, and when I distressed it I loved it even more. Now here is where the tough decisions came in. I had to decide if I was also going to glaze the legs.

After careful consideration, and asking my 13 year old daughter..since she would tell me if something was ugly or not...:) She said to keep the legs gray. I did but I used just a tiny bit of glaze and just lightly glazed the bottom just to give a subtle look to it.

I am loving how it turned out and now have to wait for it to fully dry to give it a coat of spray poly. I love how paint can transform something that was less than pretty into something worthy of going back into ones home.

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6th Grade said...

looks beautiful! and you have the patience of a saint if you can stand to watch your paint strain!!

here from project queen...


Katie said...

I love the details on this table! I hardly have the patience to sand and wipe down a piece of furniture to start painting, much less waiting for paint to strain :) Beautiful job!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that turned out so pretty! i love the unique shape of it!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, what a BEAUTIFUL outcome! Such lovely details on your table!

(Hope you'll be able to take some time to visit my little space in the blogosphere as well...)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Wow - looks great!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful, great job!

Tami Michel said...

That looks so good! Great transformation! Found you at Project Queen's Link Party and now your newest follower. Would love for you to check out my blog Curb Alert!

Kahli said...

What a lovely table! Great job!

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Love your Goodwill find! Fabulous transformation! I'm a new follower via The Blog Hop!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Put you on FB....this is GORGEOUS!!!

Just Wedeminute said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on Freestyle Friday Blog Hop. Hop over and
say hi if you get a chance Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

Wow, that table is gorgeous! You did a FAB job.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

What an amazing transformation! You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This table is great! I love all the detail on the wood! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!
Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

Mikki said...

BEAUTIFUL job!! From ugly to wow!!

I LOVE a good goodwill find turned gold.

Visiting from Addicted to Decorating. Going to be a follower now.. love the talbe turned sign idea too.. genuis!

Unknown said...

I love Goodwill and the table turned out ah-mazing! Thanks for linking this up!

Clydia {Three Mango Seeds}

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! You really saw the diamond in the rough on this project. Great job!

Thanks so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday!

Theresa said...

Great table. I wish our Goodwill sold furniture.

Theresa @ Tuscan Cabin