Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yellow Coffee Table

Oh boy,  I'm so glad this weekend is over.  My daughter was in a big wedding and I'm exhausted.  I did, however get the chance to work on this small coffee table last week.  Cute little ornate table that I picked up at a local estate sale site:

ornate coffee tableIt wasn't in this best of shape, some wobbly legs and scuffs and stuff, but I took care of that with some clamps and some wood glue.  I primed and painted it with a warm yellow.  Then I started the distressing process.  I sanded the table at random points, mainly the edges and  I did what I call my sloppy wax on wax off stain technique.  Just slap some stain on and wipe it off.


staining over paintIf you wipe the stain off fast enough you don't need to use glaze.


wiping stain off


I decided I wanted a contrasting color for the ornate area on the top, so I painted the center a navy blue color.


2 tone coffee tableUmmm...HATED IT!!!


I did however, like mixed a little bit of blue onto the top to give it a distressed finish. I guess that means it wasn't a complete FAILURE.


Round two....silver metallic.


silver and yellow coffee table


LOVE IT!!!


YELLOW COFFEE TABLEAn antique piece with a smiley face : )


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mONICa


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28 comments:

  1. What an insanely beautiful piece of furniture :) Im in love with that inset detailing

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  2. Wow, what a great piece! Love what you did with it. Visiting from It's So Very Cheri.

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  3. I love yellow so much. I think you chose a great color and it looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

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  4. This looks amazing! Love the yellow and the silver! Great transformation! HOpe you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-35.html

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  5. Fantastic!! I absolutely love the yellow....so fun!! :)

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  6. wow, what a neat piece! i especially love it from the side, so you can see all the niches and curves to the piece where your glazing went!

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  7. Gorgeous! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  8. I love it! The metallic is definitely the right choice. Looks fantastic!

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  9. Looks awesome! Great color!

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  10. Now THAT is a beautiful re-do. I love the color! It would be perfect over at my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party going on right now! Hope to see you there!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  11. Cool piece of furniture with great shapes...love the color you painted it - nice job!

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  12. love that! the yellow was perfect for it- so fun!

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  13. The yellow is just creamy and yummy~ I love it!
    have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this awesome makeover @ catch as catch can, however, please link back to me in your post with my button just like you did with TCB.
    Thanks so much!

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  15. I'm soo glad to know I'm not the only person who has these visions in her head that I HATE after execution!!! The outcome is beautiful!!!

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  16. I love the yellow. It really gave the table a whole new look! Have a great weekend!

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  17. This looks awesome! Thanks for linking up today! So glad you stopped by :)

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  18. Waw what an amazing and beautiful changed

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  19. That is beautiful GOOD JOB!!! I found you through the sunday scoop linky party and am your newest follower. Come and visit and follow back :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  20. Very nice! Love your color choices. Thanks for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week--
    Mary

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  21. Thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can, and linking back!
    Catching you this week.
    gail

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  22. Love it~ it turned out so charming! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  23. Beautiful! I have a little blog party called Simply Creative over at 365days2simplicity.blogspot.com. I'd love it if you linked this project up!!

    Angela

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  24. I am featuring this project at the next Social Saturdays link party.

    Thank you for sharing last week, and I hope to see you again this Saturday! :)

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  25. I love the yellow!! It looks so much better!! :)

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  26. love your table!! we featured you today. thanks for linking up!!
    Amy

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