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Coffee Table Makeover

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My brother-in-law made our coffee table many years ago.  He looked at a Broyhill Furniture ad that I loved and said, “Sure, I can make that!”  And he did.  I love it.  {Thanks, Wes!}

After 8 years of wear and tear, the top was losing its finish, and the paint was looking a bit beat up, too.  I took it outside and with the help of the good ol’ random orbital sander,  sanded off the entire finish of the top.  {It was so worn down, it didn’t take long!}

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The wood is very light-colored alder, so I stained it with Dark Walnut (putting it on with an old t-shirt).

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and painted the bottom part Cloud White from Benjamin Moore

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I distressed the painted edges,

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and added 4 coats of Varathane’s “Diamond Wood Finish – water base” in Satin finish to the top.

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finished coffee table

There it is in its new home.

 

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In other news…

I’ve been painting

and framing

and clipping

and spraying

and gluing.…

I’m working {like a crazed woman} trying to get The Living Room Makeover finished!  I think it’ll be ready for its big ol’ “reveal” tomorrow.  {Insert Happy Dance here!}

(*P.S.  I did get the living room finished!  Yippee!  You can see the reveal here.)

Linking up:  Perfectly Imperfect

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