Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coffee Table Upgrade...

My aunt and uncle gave this to us when Samuel was just a few weeks old. I liked it, it had charm but it had been through about four different families and had been pretty roughed up. My aunt originally bought it for her house and when they were done, it just started being passed around and somehow ended up with her again. She didn't want it, so naturally, I was thrilled to take it off her hands.

I almost forgot the before pic. I didn't sand a lot - I just primed (Killz Original). There was too much snow outside and Brandon hid the orbit sander because he knew that I would use it in the house if he were gone - he has this strange aversion to spray painting or sanding in the house... I couldn't imagine why????

Finished with two coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White! I love it - for some reason, I'm leaning toward the beach theme this time around. What do you think?


  1. I love beach themes - I wish you success. Your boys don't bother the shells? Abigail would have them strown all over the house, using them as blocks to built a tower or brownies for her tea parties.

  2. I love that look!
    You did a great job.
    :o) Trish

  3. Thanks Trish! I appreciate you stopping by my blog!

    Deanna, yes they try - Drew knows better and Sam well lets just say we have to do a lot of redirecting. Our play area is in the basement so they aren't really up here as much!

  4. This is perfect! The coffee table is so my kind of style.

  5. Awesome! It looks great! You did a fantastic job! PERFECT for a beach theme!

    Lou Cinda

  6. BEACH THEME is just my STYLE...your table looks outstanding! Hope you have a FUN week:)


  7. I DO love it! I'm on a BIG white binge right now.

  8. Hook your sander exhaust to your shop vac, and there's almost no dust.
    ... Connie


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