5.17.2011

I Call A Do Over: Sitting Room Coffee Table Edition

My 4 AM usually consists of DVR or Netflix, food sitting somewhere on the floor or couch, my drill, dremel, and paint.

Since Mr. Superman deployed, I got more into DIY decor and refinishing furniture. Nikki, my BFF Forever is a seriously incredible designer that helped me a ton in teaching me techniques and easier ways to do things. 

Now that I have a collection of stuff I've done and on my To Do List I figured why not share it with my Lovelies? So most Tuesdays for me are going to consist of this new meme and this week starts the link up! If you have any projects you've done, post it with the I Call A Do Over picture and then come back to link up so I can come check it out.

Without further ado, we dive in!

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This week features another fabulous coffee table do-over. I found this oval beauty at the one and only Goodwill here in V-Town. I loved the curvy legs and that it was a bit more feminine because it goes in my little, dainty, cream and powder blue sitting room. Now I am HORRIBLE at taking 'before' pictures so I found one online that is actually pretty dang close to what I have.


Mine was a similar stain but was flaking the top enamel, deep gouges were all over the top and stain just really isn't my thing unless its on top of paint. I used a light powder blue paint I already had from painting my master bedroom on the entire thing except the table top. I then pulled out one of the old books I always get at Goodwill and started tearing out the deliciously yellowed pages. I used Mod Podge to adhere them and after doing a layer of Mod Podge on top, I let it dry, then used sand paper to get a perfect edge by sanding along the line of the book pages hanging over. I went ahead and sanded all the curves and lines to give it that 'antiqued' look then used my favorite stain to go over the entire thing. The top got a good coating of clear acrylic spray paint to protect the top and voila!


I'm definitely in love. Now show me your stuff!! 

The link up will be open through the 19th at Midnight EST



12 comments:

Becca said...

This is too cool !! Love how it turned out ... quite impressed !!

Kristi said...

I love this! So pages on top is so creative! And now you don't ahve to get up to find something to read! haha

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like this very much! Great idea.

C said...

I love old book print and there's something romantic about the idea of curling up with a worn book with fraying binding...love this whole thing. Loooovvveee it.

Chelle said...

Oh wow that came out beautiful! Love it. What was the book you used?

Nicole Marie said...

Never thought about a table with book pages on it. Very creative!!! Wish I could join this link, but I lack in everything involved with redesigning. Lol.

Sara Shoemaker said...

thanks for your comment! just linked up :) great idea!!!


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Team Mama said...

Cute cute cute! Is this in the "sitting" (dining room) off the kitchen? Did you get a slipcover for the brown sofa? Just trying to place things in my mind.... Very very clever!!!

Mel said...

Love it!

And I can't wait to link up when I get that bench finished!

Erin said...

This looks fabulous!!! Where do you get such creative, wonderful ideas? The book pages look so great!

Mike and Esther said...

What a good idea! love it.

Goodnight moon said...

I totally LOVELOVELOVE your coffee table! You did an amazing job on it!!!!!!

Don't you just smile everytime you look at it now? Knowing that you made something like that! Way to go!