July 24, 2015

Gorgeous Coffee Table Makeover: A Clean Slate

To be honest, I didn't know when I'd be getting around to share a new furniture makeover with you guys.

I think I've been putting it off because life has been so hectic & busy lately and I didn't want to start a big project just to not be able to finish it. 

Plus, guys, it's h.o.t. here. 
Sitting outside, sweating it out to paint didn't sound the most appealing.
Especially trying to paint during naptimes and having to take breaks. 
I'm usually a 'crank it all out' kind of person and stopping mid-project drives me crazy.

But I did it. 
And I'm back to being addicted to painting. 

This big guy has been sitting in my garage, and then the storage unit, for almost two years.

It's a beautiful, solid table that I snagged'll never believe it... a whopping 3$ at our Goodwill clearance center several years ago.

I got that thing on our cart and out the door before you could blink an eye. 
There's absolutely nothing wrong with it except normal wear & tear. 

It sat in our garage for a good chunk of time and then made it's way to the storage unit for even longer.
I just couldn't make up my mind on what to do with it and, secretly, I was hoping we'd end up moving and I would want to redo it for us.

But I love our current table a whole lot and I ended up with a pretty good reason to get it out again. 
My best friend is getting married in less than a month and we are working on redoing her apartment to bring some color & well, a woman's touch, in :) 

So we decided that a gorgeous, bright, white coffee table would help a whole lot. 
Cue my beautiful piece. 

If I'd had full creative license, I probably would have been a bit more daring and done something more bright or contrasting :) 
But she needed a pretty white table so that's what we went with. 

It got a very thorough sanding since the past couple years had layered it with dust & overspray from painting. It had a good bit of scratches and dents in it too. 

After a good sanding and cleaning, it was time to get it painted. 
I painted it in Sherwin Williams proclassic enamel paint in "Ultra white" for a nice clean white. 

It took three coats to cover the wood & then I sealed it with two coats of polycrylic. 
Look at this gorgeous thing now...

It's amazing that it's even the same table!! 
It's simple but so beautifully fresh & clean for a much more updated and modern look. 

Those chunky legs are to die for gorgeous. 
I love the details on them. 

Of course I had to move it in for a photo shoot. 
I'm thinking it'll brighten up her living room a lot & with some added pops of colors in the accessories, it's going to be the star! 

Sometimes simple is the best way to go.
You can change out the colors in your pillows, rugs & accessories for a new look that doesn't cost a lot and doesn't involve repainting :) 
For this piece, it's the perfect clean slate for her to start her decorating journey with! 

Here's the dramatic before & after: 

I'm so glad to be back to painting and you can be expecting several more awesome redos coming up!!

I snagged some gorgeous pieces this past weekend and can't wait to share their transformations!!!

Butttt in the meantime, we are off to the beach starting tomorrow which is what I've been looking forward to all year!!

Happy weekend friends! 

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  1. Wow! I love this makeover! You have such an eye for pieces that can become so gorgeous with some work! I wish I could see things that way.


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