Monday, April 23, 2012

Coffee Table Makeover

I finally finished a much needed makeover on our coffee table! My husband Danny had this coffee table is his lounge room when I met him - lucky for him I didn't hold it against him. Once we moved in together I moved it all over the house, basically trying to hide it. It's just so orange! In fact, I have a whole herd of orange furniture that are crying out for a makeover. One piece at a time I keep telling myself! Here's how it looked to start with, in all its orange glory.

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Apart from being orange, the stain was also flaking on the top, and Emma had been practicing writing her name on one corner. When I saw Courtneys' dining table makeover over at The Apprentice Extrovert I knew that was the style I'd go for (and if you don't already follow Court you should - her work is fantastic!). And here it is!

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The lounge room is on the list for a makeover, but it's a fair way down. Having this table looking good brightens the room and will tide me over for a while... well a little while at least!

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Have you ever worked on a project that made you more and more nervous as you went, because you started to really like it? That was me, with this. I was nervous to keep staining, but I knew I wanted a dark chocolate on top, so I crossed my fingers and kept going. I'm really happy with the result.

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19 comments:

  1. It looks awesome! Great job :)

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  2. Love it! Its amazing what paint can do :) thanks for following my blog...looking forward to getting to know you.

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  3. Wow!!! What a difference Catherine, it looks so good!! Well done with the stain...its not something I've attempted yet, but you got a perfect chocolate color!!
    You are so sweet to me!! Thank you for the mention, your work is pretty fantastic too!!
    P.S I sooooo want your wingback! :)

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  4. WOW, what a difference, it looks fantastic.

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  5. what a difference! the top looks so rich- great job, friend!

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  6. You did an awesome job on this coffee table. I am encouraged to do more projects like this one. I also like how you did the two tones - white on dark wood. I like your vintage magazine rack below too :-)
    Anyhoo, I found you over at the blog hop and I'm happily following you. I'd love for you to come and check me out too.
    Take care,
    Jen
    sunnyvanilla.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful! I love the combination of a dark top and white bottom!

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  8. It looks so good! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    WOW! What a transformation!!!

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  10. Came out great! What an improvement.

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  11. OMG, you did tremendously great job!!

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  12. Looks awesome, thx for the inspiration...

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  13. This is gorgeous! I have some orange chairs that may get this same makeover. No more orange furniture!

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  14. Wow! This turned out great! Good job!!!

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  15. Beautiful transformation! You really did a great job on it. It's what I've been planning on doing to my orangey kitchen table. (Newest follower)

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  16. That looks awesome! I'm amazed at your diy skills!! Visiting from the Live. Laugh. Rowe. Link up!

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  17. You did a great job! I tried my hand at something similar a couple years ago. The table was an ugly country blue and in rough shape but oh, what a little paint and stain can do!
    http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2010/08/coffee-table-transformationcomplete.html

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