Amazing friends welcome back! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day which means not only do I have a furniture flip for y’all, so do my talented friends! You can find their projects at the bottom!
My project piece for today is this coffee table I picked up for $30:
I was having terrible luck thrifting the day I found this and was about to call it quits. Then I decided to make one more stop and found this! It had just been brought out onto the floor that day. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time to get the good stuff.
I loved the height of this table as well as the criss-cross detail on the bottom, and this thing is huge!
I thought it was a perfect candidate for a coastal-inspired makeover:
Have you ever tried to photograph a huge coffee table?
Not easy! I don’t think the photos do it justice at all.
I decided to add a graphic to the top for something fun:
Any time I add the name of our city to a piece of furniture, it sells quickly, so here’s hoping this one will too!
This is a new color for me. This is Toasty Gray by Behr that I made into DIY chalk paint of course. (Recipe HERE.)
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I was torn between restaining the top and painting it, and it had a few blemishes that I had to contend with:
I was able to sand them away with my rotary sander:
It took a lot of effort to just get the blemishes sanded out smoothly, so I opted for paint instead.
I painted the legs first with only one coat of my favorite, Bit of Sugar by Behr. Then I distressed with 220 grit sandpaper to get a really worn, coastal look…
To add the graphics to the top, I first created what I wanted in Photoshop Elements. Then I uploaded it to my Silhouette machine. I shared a post on how to do that a few years ago, but they have since updated their software and simplified things a bit, so the tutorial needs to be updated as well. I will try to do that so I have a post I can refer y’all to for that.
I had to print out four different pieces, using my 24″ cutting mat for a graphic this size. It took a while to get them all lined up and centered properly:
Then I painted everything in with two coats of chalk paint using a small brush:
I removed the contact paper as soon as I applied the second coat of paint.
When it was dry, I sanded lightly across the entire table top with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth out any raised areas. I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat this time, using this spongy foamy applicator thing that was in my box from Country Chic Paint. That thing is awesome!
And that was that!
Jack said he wasn’t sure he’d want to go on a boat tour that had a shark in their logo. Umm…well good point. I guess that’s why I don’t design logos for a living!
I also redid this lamp last week:
It started out like this:
I always hit up the lamp aisle. This one was heavy and solid and had been marked down to $6.98!
I always like to keep a couple of lamps in my booth for ambient lighting and they always sell. I had this in my pile to take to my booth and grabbed it for these photos. I kind of like it on this table!
I found the shade at HomeGoods for $14.
And what about those hydrangeas??
When was looking for flowers for my repurposed drawer arrangements I shared yesterday (See them HERE if you missed them!), I really wanted hydrangeas, but it’s so hard to find really good faux hydrangeas.
These are actually the best fakes I’ve ever seen!
Yes they are fake! Aren’t they SO realistic?? These are just like my Blushing Bride Hydrangeas from our old house! I ended up searching Amazon and found these HERE. They weren’t super cheap, but I will probably end up buying more because they will last forever.
I really wish you could stop by and see my table in person…
It is so pretty in real life.
Don’t forget my girls have makeovers to share today as well! See what they did with their treasures at the links below!
And that’s one more project I can cross off the list!
If you missed any of the other four makeovers, you can see them all here…
I’ll meet y’all back here on Tuesday sharing what I did with this oak night table:
UPDATE: No need to come back! You can see this little cutie HERE now!
Enjoy your weekend!!
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