Friday, September 23, 2011

yes, i am still doing furniture.....

but barely....
i have been very busy with photography and the furniture is languishing in my basement.  
shannon found this ummm, lovely (???) coffee table at the goodwill.
she thinks like me now (like mother, like daughter) and can 
see the potential in the ugly.

exhibit A...
it's big (60 inches) and has great bones. 
the drawers go all the way through and have knobs on both sides 
so the same drawer slides out from either side.  
the door opens from either side too.  you will see that in a minute....
the legs are curvy little french things and
sit on fluted columns.   

there was a lot of damage, however, to the legs and especially the top

these gouges were pretty deep because the wood is extremely soft.
probably why this was only......
but, easy enough to fix. right?   well, i love a challenge!
shannon wanted the top to be stained in a dark brown/black and have the bottom painted in a cream color.  after sanding the top down to the bare wood and painting the bottom
with annie sloan chalk paint in old white 
we started rethinking the dark stain on the top.
we both really liked the way it looked with the bare wood.  it looked very beachy so 
for fun, i painted the inside of the doors and the drawers in louis blue chalk paint.

the coolest thing about this coffee table is the knobs....
shannon is really a fan of the jane austen time period and loved these.  
there are two each of six different designs.  when she bought it, there was one knob missing.  after loading the table into her car she was getting ready to leave the parking lot when the guy that helped her load it into her car came running out with the missing knob.  it had been laying on the floor off to the side of where the table was and they both missed it.  
for now, the top is bare wood.  she is deciding whether to whitewash it or just wax it and leave it.  
maybe a light gray or do you think it would look good with a dark stained finish?
not bad for 7 bucks!!!!










17 comments:

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Awesome!! $7 and some paint...... cannot beat that sweetie!! Looks beautiful!

Josie said...

Beautiful! I love the beachy look and the knobs are so darling! I could never find great deals like that at Goodwill :(

Tracie said...

WOW! How pretty. I love the knobs, and the natural wood on the top. I think it looks great just the way it is. Maybe wax the top?

Tracie said...

Love your blog! I follow you weekly.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Wow I never find pieces like this at Goodwill. What a gorgeous piece it has turned out to be. The knobs are gorgeous, so glad they found the second one.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Wowie-KaZowie it's looks great, the knobs are fantastic.

Galexi Cupcakes said...

lovin' it very much!! Great knobs and color choice! Jackie

Stephanie @ Second Chances said...

So pretty! I NEVER find anything like that at our Goodwills!

Rachel said...

Completely loving this! I totally would have snatched this one up too! It turned out beautiful!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Great eye! It really came out fantastic and it's so unique. So beachy chic =)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Cindy. I can totally see the potential in the before and you did a great job bringing it to fruition. Love the style with all the hiding places. Great find and totally amazing at $6.99.

Hugs...Tracy :) (your newest follower)

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Ahh! LOVE! The natural top is to die for. Good choice!

Deborah March said...

Love love LOVE the beachy look...and what a unique piece you found!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow- i love the unique inherent style of the table, but i especially love what you did with it. it has a very swedish/scandinavian vibe that i love!

Jenny said...

This is beautiful!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kahli said...

I freaking love it! I love those knobs they give it a lot of character. This is my first time here and I will be coming back more often.

Musings Of A Gem said...

Wow it is really nice! I still can't get over how many bargains you find. It's such a great way to furnish a house!

Gemma x

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