Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coffee Table Facelift

I went to the local thrift store on Saturday with the aim of finding a new coffee table because I absolutely hated mine. It was a total score day! You know how sometimes you go to the thrift store and there's absolutely nothing, but then you go another day and there's everything your heart desired? Yeah. It was a heart day at the thrift store.

So I bought three pieces of furniture. The coffee table was $20, and the side tables were $7.99 each. Here's a couple before shots:

Trotsky sniffs the coffee table.
One of the two side tables.

The side tables are destined as bedside tables for me. I'm in the middle of rearranging my bedroom to make them at home, so I'll so you those "after" pictures later.

It took me all weekend to refinish them. I used (eco)paint stripper to remove the current stain, and then added a combination of new, darker stain and paint.

Oddly likes it.

The colour is called Orange Nectar from Benjamin Moore and it's a high-gloss finish in their wood and metal paint.
And I can't resist this one:

Awww, cute!

The stain job isn't perfect, but I'm quite happy with how it came out. I love paint-and-stain on furniture, especially when it's really bright paint. That's a hint to how the night tables came out!

There were a couple of other stellar finds at the thrift store:

This majestic paint-by-numbers elk.
And this neato mirror, which is also destined for my bedroom.
And yeah. My Roomba does have googly eyes.

What of it?! Doesn't yours?!?!?!?!


  1. These are lovely finds! And the stain job is beautiful. Well done! Enjoy your weekend, Kellie xx

  2. The coffee table looks great! Love the curves and the new stain!

  3. You did such a fab job! Love it! I also love bright paint on furniture, I painted a dresser red and I adore it! Love the antlered elk, and I LOVE your kitty names! XX!

  4. looooove what you did to the coffee table! i might be inheriting a table like yours...i know exactly what i'll be doing with it;)

  5. Thank you all! I am so so so happy with the coffee table! Can't wait for you to see the side tables!!!


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