Sunday, 13 January 2013

Cute Coffee Table



after

Another great trademe find.. this little treasure took a while for me to get started on.  When I first picked it up, the wood on top had split apart and separated requiring a builders touch (thanks Pa).

before

I really wanted to try giving it a dark stained top look with a white distressed base just like The Painted Hive's little beauty.  I gave it a good sanding, filled in the gaps with a mahogany coloured wood filler and used a dye stain in walnut.



After priming, the base and legs were painted in vivid white, distressed, and the whole piece got a couple of licks of water based polyurethane.


I love the look of the round coffee table in our very square lounge and the contrast of dark wood with the painted base.  Charlie (the dog) isn't so impressed now that the coffee table is out of bounds following a-tail-connects-with-beer episode. Ohhh and if you're wondering about the cute yellow candles in the tea glasses - they were homemade by a good friend of mine :) the old cinema lamp was one of my recent finds from Junk & Disorderly.


Until next time...............................................................................................

1 comment:

  1. Cool site, look forward to the next blog. Cheers

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