Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coffee Table Spruce Up!

I figured it was time to introduce you to one of my fav pieces. It does not look like much, but for whatever reason this big chunky old table caught my eye.


The price tag at the garage sale set my love in cement. EIGHT DOLLARS! WHAT? *sigh* it is love ;^)

This table had layer after layer after layer of shellac on it. (enter hubby and electric sander)

So after sanding and SANDING and sanding We were ready to stain. We used Minwax Polyshades (stain and polyurethane in one) Hello! One step? Even better! The color is Antique Walnut Gloss and to achieve the richness we wanted we used two coats.


Oh simple sturdy coffee table I LOVE you! It looks perfect with the first piece of furniture my husband and I ever bought, our Big Red Couch!


And look at these adorable flower arrangements I made (we are having a fundraising party tomorrow for March of Dimes March for Babies). They are half live/half fake (enter Dollar Tree), in simple mason jars.


So I hope you like my simple sturdy old and loveable table as much as I do! Remember, when you’re out, if you see something you like, squint a bit, think a bit, create a bit, and get ready for a piece of furniture you will love all the more because you helped create it!!! <3



  1. Nice! You did a great job. I love it when you find a steal of a deal and it looks great at home.

  2. Nice job, and a great deal! I love the mason jars with the flowers!! :) I'm visiting from Kimba's party. :)

  3. Great table AND, I'm a sucker for mason jars and flowers!

  4. thanks guys! Yes I am madly in love with mason jars!!!

  5. That table is gorgeous and it looks fabulous next to that comfy-looking red sofa!

    Great job!

    Best wishes,

  6. It's beautiful! You did a great job. I am always inspired by people who can see the potential in pieces like that. And on such a BUDGET. WOW!