Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A tale of two coffee tables

Today brings us... coffee tables!  I had fun with these two.  Although they function the same, I finished them completely differently.
Can you believe this top?  I found this one at the Goodwill.  When I brought it home, it looked like this...
You can't tell from the picture but there were plenty of dings & scuffs through the finish, especially on the bottom of the piece.  So I painted the bottom, stripped the top & refinished that gorgeous pattern.

This top is gorgeous even without any stain!

But it looks even better with some walnut stain & a few zillion coats of protective poly...

I am so very happy with the finished piece!

The next table was a thrift store find, spotted by my faithful scouter & neighbor.  I waited until Monday to go, as Monday is 50% off day on everything in the store.  Thankfully, it was still there, so I got a great deal.

Didn't get a good 'before', but you get the gist from these photos.

I primed the whole thing and did the top in khaki & the bottom in turquoise.  Then heavily distressed both.

I hope you enjoyed these two pieces!  Now for a peek at what is around the corner...

Good times ahead this week!

Hope you are all doing well :)

Linking to...
Debbiedoo's Before & After Party
The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design's Show & Tell Wednesday
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party


  1. Great job Kathie! These turned out amazing! You are one talented refinisher! I cannot wait to see all of the other projects going on out there! Have a great day!

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with the one that looks so much like my piece that you redid...go for some serious razzle dazzle!

  3. i LOVE that first coffee table- so majestic! the inlay design is stunning. and i am looking forward to seeing what you do with the new pieces! thanks agai, kathie, for joining my party and for your nice comments! i can't tell you how fun it is to go through all the links, especially since it is all furniture!

  4. The round coffee table is gorgeous! Love all the detail in the design. Your second piece is an incredible transformation. I love how the distressing brings out all the beauty. Great job!

  5. That wood is gorgeous!! The tables both turned out beautifully.... Great job sista! BTW, I SCORED in Mobile today!

  6. Wow!! Great job, bravo:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  7. WOW!!! That table top is gorgeous1 you did a wonderful job with all of it & I can't wait to see how you make the other beautiful too.

    Love your blog!

  8. Beautiful! I love how the tables turned out.It looks like you have a lot of fun stuff coming up. I can't wait to see!

  9. Wow, I can't believe that round table was at Goodwill, it's so awesome. Great job on it!
    Looks like some great makeovers in the works, I'll stay tuned!

  10. You are good girl! That table from Goodwill, seriously looks like and Ethan Allen high end table...just amazing! Thanks so much for joining me this week...I am a lil party in the grand scheme of things, so I do appreciate it, I love my guests, and my followers.

  11. Great coffee tables! I love the aqua...I'm thinking of a project with aqua...maybe within the next few weeks I'll be able to start that. Looking forward to all the projects you have in store!

  12. Beautiful all of them...I am so glad you kept the lovely inlaid veneer on that first one, it is beautifully done!!!

  13. I love them both! The blue on the second coffee table is perfect.

  14. Wow,those are great transformations! That table top is to die for!

  15. Hey Kathie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOOOVVEEE the top of the first piece that you revived. Wowzer! How absoultely beautiful! Can't wait to see how you transform the rest of the pieces.

  16. Soooooooo glad I found you! Man, your stuff is so dang cute!!! New follower for sure! Visit us if you get a chance:! Thanks.

  17. Great pieces! What an awesome neighbor! I need a scouter!!

    So what do you do with all these pieces now?

    I refinish furniture and need to move it out and have nothing to do with it... I try to sell it but it doesn't do well on craigslist!