July 23, 2013

Geometric Coffee Table Makeover with 3M

I have such a fun project to share today!!
If you hang out with me on Facebook, you've heard me mention it and saw a sneak peek from last week :) 

It's definitely one of my most favorite furniture redos (& unique!)

I partnered up with to bring a fresh & fun piece to you guys with some of their awesome products! 

Soooo are you ready to see some awesomeness??

Let's check out the before: 

I loved the shape of this coffee table when I got it but it had seen better days.
The sides & top were scratched up and worn. 
And that orange finish? Ugh. I was soo ready to get it covered up :)

Paint in desired colors
3M Advanced Abrasives SandBlaster Sandpaper in 120 grit
3M Wood Filler in white (not pictured...I accidentally put in the spackling patch which is awesome too!!) 

3M Tekk Protection Premium Safety Glasses
ScotchBlue Drop Cloth

First off, I have to rave a little about that drop cloth. 
If any of you are blessed with a nice, smooth paved driveway be SO happy.
I have a rock driveway which does not feel good on my knees & bum when painting :) 
This drop cloth was awesome at not only containing my messy painting self but giving a little cushion against the rocks. Yay :)

Moving on...

For the top area of the table, I used my mouse sander to get a smooth finish before painting.
I used 3M Advanced Abrasives sandpaper to sand around the sides and legs of the table.
It was perfect for getting all those small, hard to reach details. 
Plus, the 3M Tekk Protection safety glasses were awesome for keeping the dust away from my eyes. I wear contacts so I'm a bit paranoid about it. They also have attached ear plugs to drown out the 'bzzzzzzzz' of the sander. 

After a good sanding, I used the 3M Wood Filler  to fill in all the small grooves & scratches it had acquired over the years. It dried incredibly quick and was ready for paint! 

I knew I wanted something unique for the top of the table- I mean it was practically a blank canvas!!

I painted three coats of Sherwin Williams 'Synergy' which is a gorgeous deep aqua color. 
After letting it dry for a couple days, I used ScotchBlue™™ Painter's Tape  with Edge Lock to tape off a fun design.

Ok, ok I can't take all the credit for the amazing taping job. 
Hubby swooped in & took the vision I had in my head and used his amazing math abilities & OCD to tape it off for me. 
I'm definitely more of an 'eyeball it' person which would have not led to all those perfectly lined up points.

Didn't he do an amazing job??

After taping it all off, I used Sherwin Williams 'Snowbound' to paint in all the lines. 
I gave it three coats and then we peeled off the tape.
This is my favorite- I love peeling off the tape to reveal the awesomeness underneath! 

Check out the gorgeousness...

I don't think I can ever go back to normal painter's tape again! The EdgeLock made perfect lines with no seepage! Totally a win in my book!!!

And because I'm me, I roughed it up a little :)

I'm kinda obsessed with the awesome geometric pattern on the top. 
Hubby was quite proud too :)

I sealed the top with three coats of Polycrylic to seal & protect it. 
It also gave it a gorgeous glossy finish. 

I painted the original worn brass hardware with oil-rubbed bronze. 
Love how fresh it made it look :)

I'm loving the white/aqua combo! 
Hubby even fell in love with it and is convinced we need to keep it for when little miss has her own room.
I think it'd be the cutest bench at the end of a bed. 

Now for the fun part,
sharing the before & afters!!

Look how far it came!!!

I don't think I'll ever cease to be amazed by the power of paint (and crazy amounts of hard work!) 

What do you think?
Are you loving the geometric top as much as I am? 

A huge thanks to 3M for creating such awesome products for DIY-ers!! 

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Products provided by 3M DIY, but all opinions of products are 100% my own. 

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  1. Very cute!! Love the color choice and the pattern! Great job! :)

  2. wow!!!! i am in love with that table! the lines really pop! and i probably would have wanted to eye ball it too but with this geometric pattern, you HAVE to take the time to make it perfect. it looks really awesome!

  3. Maybe my favorite furniture makeover you've ever done! It is perfection. You are so talented...why don't you come teach me how to do some of this stuff ;)

  4. It's bee-u-tee-ful! Love the "chevronish" top!


  5. Kelsey, this is beautiful!! You did an amazing job!!

    My readers would love to see this before and after! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!

  6. Oh my goodness , this is beautiful. How fun too that you and your hubby worked as a team to create something pretty for your home.

  7. Looks wonderful! I like the juxtaposition of the design and the distressing. Great statement piece!

  8. Love it! The color is fantastic!

  9. Very nice. You and hubby did a wonderful job. You deserve a pat on the back! Love the colors.

  10. I love the teal colour and the chevron pattern. Great makeover.


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