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.
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
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!!!!