Monday, March 23, 2015

{Re*Made} Simple Makeovers: A Non-Naked Coffee Table

Hi hello!  I've got another quickie makeover for you that was just a simple paint job, but what a difference paint can make!

Remember when I made a new coffee table for our living room?  We replaced our naked coffee table with it.

I decided to give the naked one a little makeover to make it more sellable because I didn't want to hold onto it.  I'm trying to be a better non-hoarder.  #diyerproblems

As successful as my pink desk makeover was, I kept with the bold -- to me -- color trend and took a chance with a light turquoise/aqua, then did a "grain sack" detail down the middle with stain.

Here's a true before pic for good measure:

Aaaaannd, after!

Turned out pretty cute I'd say.  (:

Notice anything missing??

Yep, you guessed it!

The side "shelves!"
I felt like it would be more appealing if it lost its little shelves.  (It was a little awkward styling it at times.)  When I took them off, I was left with lots of screw holes and peg holes, easily solved with wood filler.  And I love how the peg holes in the center on each edge look like actual pegs when stained.  A great little detail for the look I was trying to achieve.

I stained the top first, then laid down painter's tape to imitate the "grain sack" pattern you see everywhere.  I wanted it to be clean and simple but give a nod to the country farmhouse style that is so popular.

And the light aqua turned out so great!
The stain is "Dark Walnut" by Minwax (which is my fav go-to stain color!), and the paint is Pantone's "Bay" by Valspar.  I am a huge Valspar fan, and the Pantone colors are fab-u-lous!  I love using them in my projects.  (Not a sponsored post, just really like their stuff.)

It's now in its new happy home, and I'm glad to have made something perty for someone else.  (:

So, whadya think?


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  1. I love how it turned out! The stripes totally make it :)

  2. This is such a cute make over! I love that table! Now I'm staring at my own coffee table plotting against its chipped up boringness. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Adorable table Jenni! What an amazing transformation! I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About, Monday-Thursday link party!

  4. The colors are absolutely perfect that you chose for the table. I love it.

    Her Organized Chaos

  5. Love it! Those stripes had me at hello!

  6. The after looks great, love the stripes down the middle!


So what did you think? I'd love to know!

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