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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

coffee table makeover

I've been doing a little work in the garage, for once.




Been working with these guys. I had no idea it would take 3 of them. Three separate cans of paint, three separate trips out to buy can after can. Who knew such a small piece of furniture would require so much? And in case you should need to know, the guy in the middle... well, he should be fired. Don't use him if you plan on doing any of this type of work in your own garage. Mmmm, Kay?


It really cracks me up that I thought I would go out Saturday morning, buy a can of spray paint, *bing*bang*boom*, get the job done and post the pictures by Saturday night for your viewing pleasure. I WISH.

After a fourth can to finish with a coat of clear sealer, our new old coffee table moved into it's new home. {Based on the little table's age, he's probably getting a little fed up with moving into home after home...}

With this new addition, our little blue, zen family room is very nearly finished!




Sorry, the pictures I took turned out a little dark. When I tried to lighten them on my computer, they kinda sorta got washed out. I chose the "washed out" look over the "dark".



The washed out wall to the right will be the final piece to this puzzle when I decide how to decorate it.



I think Regis and Kelly really liked the room too:



In the beginning, Nick suggested brown for the coffee table and I agreed.

I went out to buy brown, contemplated a sage green
similar to the muted green in the rug, then came home with a can of white.



As the seasons change, so will this room. I'm gonna have some real fun with it =) We spend most of our time in here, it's the least I can do to keep it up to date for the holidays. It will be a challenge to work in the warm colors of fall and Christmas with the blue, but I'm up for it.

Think I could find a miniature tropical Santa Clause to put atop the sail boat?


Look close, I actually made it into this post!



Not sure when I'll make it back out to the garage for work's sake, but these lamps my mom brought me are on deck for the next makeover.


I see potential!



P.S. I'm so excited that y'all are so excited about the giveaway! I had no idea it would go over so well. I'm loving all the comments and so happy to welcome a few new followers. Welcome friends!

25 comments:

  1. Great job on the coffee table. I see lots of potential for the lamps too!

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  2. It looks amazing! What a great DIY project. Great job!

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  3. Looks great! That room is sooo pretty! :)

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  4. Soo nice - I can't believe how perfect it looks in the room! WOW!

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  5. It looks so GREAT!!! Good job! I love it, the room is lovely!

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  6. Spray painting (I actually had my hands spasm and cramp up once into a claw shape!) is brutal but your hard work certainly paid off!

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  7. Your room is beautiful! Great job!

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  8. The white looks soooo good with the rest of the room! You definitely chose the right color :)

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  9. I love it! White was the perfect color. Where did you get the table? Was it a hand-me-down, or a second hand store purchase? Sorry to be nosy... we are in the market for a coffee table ourselves, thought I would ask! :)

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  10. You did a great job! This turned out beautiful :)

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  11. i love that room!!
    the table turned out great :)
    you've got some awesome decorating style girl!

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  12. The coffee table looks fantastic, and so does the room!

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  13. That could be the twin room to my master bedroom!! I love those colors, sooooo soothing!

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  14. I love your makeover!! I have never been crafty before but you are inspiring me to venture out a little bit :)

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  15. Wow...the table looks GREAT! It's crazy what a little spray paint can do!

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  16. Your living room is gorgeous! You did such a great job on that table. I love redos like that. In fact, I have a few piling up myself. Good luck on the lamps!

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  17. Great job! Very cute room! I'm jealous of your spray painting skills- everytime I try to DIY I end up with a mess!

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  18. ok so DUH! I missed the giveaway, that's what happens when you don't open your google reader for 4 days LOL!
    I'm still so glad I stumbled upon your blog, this room is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!

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  19. awesome room. it looks so "inviting" and comfy. you are very talented and believe me, i know the patience it takes to refinish furniture. great job cutie.

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  20. it's a beautiful room, I love the wall color and the pillows

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  21. Great makeover and great post! You had me laughing! Thanks so much for posting!

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  22. Great makeover and great post! You had me laughing! Thanks so much for posting!

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  23. I love the blue you chose for this room! I think the white was a good way to go, given what you've got going on in the room. I have a coffee table to paint, too {mine will be black}. I also picture it going "bing, bang, boom" and pictures up, but I'm sure that won't be the case.

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)