$6 Thrift Store Coffee Table

So, I didn't make it to the next round for the Vintage Revivals Epic Makeover contest. It's ok because after I entered the contest, my creative juices started to flow and I have so many ideas for my sunroom (and house) that I can't wait to try them out.

 Secondly, I have my second subscriber, valenciacheatham, who joins my first, J&JHome, whom I never properly shout out. So thank you ladies for subscribing.

So on a whim one night, we (boyfriend and I) went to the thrift store. It was rather late at 8pm and I wasn't expecting much since pickings are usually slim to begin with. So I rushed to my favorite department (furniture, btw) and found this lovely lady.

Most people would walk right over this coffee table but I was in love. She is a bit low to the ground but so are my Ektorp couch and chaise lounge. She was disgusting on top but who cares, a little paint goes a long way. She was also round and has some lovely legs. I really feel like my living room is a box and i couldn't pass up the opportunity to add something round or oval to the space.

 I really wanted to try some of the fantabulous Annie Sloan chalk paint but well funds are low and I was feeling really antsy to get her done. I decided to sand her down and paint her a navy blue. Although these pictures look black, it's actually some 1.00 sample OOPS paint that I picked up.
I should have had more even coverage but what can I say, I am very impulsive when I finally make up my mind. Then I decided to add some 1.00 white OOPS paint sample with hints of gray, for this result

 Again, should have add even coverage then distressed to which said boyfriend liked the results. Me, not so much. I liked the edges with the detail but the whole center was confusing to me. So I painted it again. This is the color I initially envisioned. Why i tried the navy, who knows? Again, it was off of impulse.

I actually used my free Valspar sample of Rushing Stream, I ordered a couple of months ago. I then tried to tried to distress it a bit. It was looking a bit better but I wanted more white on the edges since it looked pretty flat with just the blue and didn't have enough depth or dimension that I wanted.

So I added a bit more white to the edges. Made some ugly brown concoction of some yellow OOPS paint and purple OOPS paint to make this dull murky brown that I added to some glaze medium. I then glazed the piece lightly. And this is my current result. I like it and the boyfriend hates it. Well he likes the edges but says the center looks funny like it should be distressed more.

I love it for now. Probably will try to get the courage to distress the center but until then it stays as is. Makes me excited. I have so many projects that I have started but have yet to finish and can't wait to share. Hoping to keep up the momentum.

Have you painted anything recently? Did it come out how you wanted? Did your significant other love or hate it?

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  1. That turned out great. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Please add my link or button to your post.

  2. Visiting over from Debbiedoos.

    Great make-over! Sometimes a "lets just do this and that and see what happens" can turn out better than if it had been planned.

  3. That turned out great! I love how you took us along on the color journey. Love the final result! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you linked up something you made/did/bought before blogging. The link will be open til next week. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  4. I love that table, the lines of it are wonderful that was a great fine, and the paint color is perfect for it.

  5. It is gorgeous. I have never seen a table quite like that. Great job!


  6. that is so pretty! those colors are just amazing on it... so beachy!

  7. Love the table! as for boyfriend- don't listen :). If he really doesn't like it, then perhaps he can give it a try? I think if you love it, it stays. My hubs and I have worked out a system in our marriage that has worked very well so far, and it applies to a lot more than home design/decor. If one person hates it more than the other loves it, the hater wins. This system started when with my last child (#4!!) I wanted a home birth- he was so not on board with that- he wanted me in a hospital, even though we live not even 5 minutes from there. So, in the end, I gave in because he wanted me there more than I wanted to be home. As far as home stuff goes, hubs has a great eye (he's a landscape/hardscape designer)- but he still gets no real say on interiors- outside is all his and inside is all mine and that's the way I like it!! haha
    Congrats on your table- I think it's fab!!!! I'm a new follower


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