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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chop, Chop! Dining Table turned Coffee Table

A couple weeks ago, our neighbors who are moving had a yard sale.  They had a dining table out for sale that didn’t end up selling at the yard sale.  The morning after, they had it out front with a “Free” sign.  I, of course, snatched it up.  I forgot to take a true before picture, so this one was taken after I had already done a lot of the sanding on the top.  The wood top was a light pine and the bottom was cream.

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I just finished the Red Dining Set not long ago, and I have another dining set sitting in my yard waiting to be finished, so I wanted to steer clear of yet ANOTHER dining set.  I was determined to go a different direction here.  Since this is a small sized rectangular dining table, I thought the size would translate well into a large sized coffee table.  Yes, yes, yes!!

I marked 17 inches down from the table top on each of the legs, and chopped them down with my trusty jig saw.  (Oh, how I love my jig saw…)  I used some Minwax Gel Stain in Mahogany on the top (once I got it sanded down to the bare wood) and painted the base with some Behr Black Suede that I picked up from the Habitat Re-Store (a gallon for $3, TOTAL SCORE!!) 

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This is the first Twice Lovely piece I’ve done that is totally MY style.  It fits in my living room perfectly, and has taken up (at least temporary) residence there.  My husband is a little bit anti-coffee table.  He thinks they just get in the way and gather junk on top of them.  He may be right, but I want to give it a try for a little while and see how we do with one, because I LOVE IT!!!  :)

In other, exciting news, my fellow TL gal, Cara will probably be slowing down on her re-do projects and posts for a while, because she is quite consumed with her latest project of growing a new little and (surely) adorable person!  Yup!  Her family will welcome baby #6 this January.  I love her little (mostly red-headed) cherubs and can’t wait to meet a new one!  Between being pregnant (thus exhausted), having the older kids home for the summer, and this Arizona heat, I’m sure we can all understand her not being around these parts with new furniture and decor projects as often.  ;)  Anyways, I just wanted to extend my personal, hearty, and heart-felt congratulations to one of my bffs and her growing family.  Muah!

Linking to:

Thrifty Decor Chick, Finding Fabulous, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots and Jello

23 comments:

  1. Oh It looks great!! Love the finish on it!

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  2. Love that! You did a great job, gotta love free.
    Brooke

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  3. the table looks gorgeous, but more importantly congrats to cara!!!! and God bless her- 6 kids!!! i have a hard enough time keeping up with 2!!!

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  4. What a redo; it looks perfect how and where it is now. Great job! Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  5. What a great makeover. It looks perfect in your room! Congratulations to Cara! xx

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  6. Mama mama!!! That looks AWESOME! Im redoing a coffee table that is a similar style right now, and im doing heirloom white on the bottom with a glaze and a cherry red on top i hope it comes out half as nice as yours did i would be stoked!!! Nice job!

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  7. Wonderful finish! And congrats to Cara...blessings to her! -shaunna :) How did that sprayer work for you??

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  8. I had to do a double take as I thought the legs were a dark blue. Looks great! I know what you mean about clutter on the coffee table. I normally don't like them but we use my Grandfather's WWII footlocker for a coffee table and I love it.

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  9. Thank you's to all my sweet mamas. You all are beautiful.

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  10. P.S. The wood looks amazing, doesn't it?

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  11. I love this! We have a similar table...it was my first antique purchase 20 years ago. We used it in our first home in the small breakfast nook and when we moved to a larger home my husband cut the legs off and we made it into a coffee table to! We get compliments on it all the time! This is WONDERFUL and you did a fantastic job refinishing and painting it!

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  12. That is so beautiful. I love how you transformed it and how it looks with your furniture. Fabulous!

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  13. Fantastic job, it looks super classy and totally different from the original table!
    Tracey

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  14. wow, great job so creative!
    stop by for a giveaway if you get a minute!!
    xoxo

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  15. Ohhh, I LOVE this! Featured you today on my blog:) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Fabulous idea! I did the same thing to a neat antique table and it was my fav piece for a very long time. Super sturdy.

    Donna

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  17. What kind of stain did you use for the top? I chose a "Red Mohaogany" and in came out DARK DARK BROWN with hardly any red at all, Im so bummed.. lol

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  18. aklatina - I used Mahogany Gel Stain from Minwax.

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  19. I'm anti coffee table too, but this project makes me change my mind. What a transformation!

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  20. LOVE, love, love it. Congratulations, Cara.

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  21. I love everything about it! The finish is excellent.

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  22. Hello! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!
    http://pegaskosmos.blogspot.com/

    http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpegaskosmos.blogspot.com%2F&lp=ru_en&btnTrUrl=Translate

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  23. I just saw your coffee table and it is gorgeous! The wood is really pretty in that mahogany color. Really nice piece. Congrats on selling it so quickly!

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