August 18, 2011

Distressed Coffee Table: Before and After

I did up this post several days ago when I guestposted over at the Creative Chickadee and thought I'd share it with you guys today :)
At the moment, my house is a little in chaos as we are putting in new baseboards in entire house.
I'll be so glad when we don't have to keep moving furniture around!!

on to the fun stuff...
I found this awesome beauty at our local Goodwill for 25$.
It was solid, had good lines and was a great size!

The top had quite a bit of wear on it, but not too much damage so I just gave it a good sanding to bring it back to life a little.

I painted the base in my new favorite color: Pottery Barn Cream
and after several coats, I gave it a good distressing with my sander.

I love the look of the dark wood underneath, so this piece got a good bit of distressing.
It really gave it a lot of character.

I painted the top in a creamy espresso brown to give it a two-tone look.
Since the top of the table was just MDF, no grain would have come out if I had stained it,
which is why I decided to paint it instead.

I love the creamy brown against the white.

It had a great drawer on it and I kept the original hardware.

I also made sure to give it several coats of clear gloss to help protect it against youngsters and drinks :)

I actually ended up putting this piece up for sale and I'm hoping it's new owners love it.
Much better, huh?
It's amazing what a little paint can do :)

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Hope you guys have a fabulous Thursday!

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  1. I love pieces that look like this: white on bottom and dark on the top.

  2. i LOVE this. absolutely LOVE it.

  3. True, it's amazing! Glad to see the top didn't discourage you and you just painted it. Nice choice and very swell job!

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
    Suzanne in IL

  4. Looks great!! Love the distressing. I'm following you now!

  5. My my, what sexy legs you have! I was talking to the table people! Very nice job, really. I love it! Please stop by and share this at my VIP party today...

  6. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  7. The antiqued white look is my fave! Looks good.

  8. I love the look! I did a coffee table almost the same but had real wood on top so I left it natural. Hate MDF!!!

  9. LOVEEEEE the redo! I never seem to have any luck at goodwill......altho we did score a guitar hero guitar for the xbox this weekend for five bucks!!!

  10. Such a pretty table!! Great find!!!

    Visiting via Craftomaniac

  11. Love it! Great job with the paint! Did it already sell??? I'm sure it did! ;)

  12. I love the distressed look! I have a small accent table I'm dying to try this to! This turned out great!


  13. oooo...I LOVE this makeover! Nice job. Love the distressed white bottom. Oh it's just beautiful. Great job!

  14. What a great table! Love your transformation color choices, and that little drawer is bonus!

  15. Good job -- love the creamy distressed legs and the espresso brown top. Reminds me of brownies and milk on the farm! :)


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