What time is it? It’s time for lunch! If you have a preschooler, then you know why that was my automatic response! (Bubble Guppies) Those songs have a way of sticking in your head for hours. Actually it’s time for Themed Furniture Thursday!! That’s where I and a bunch of my favorite bloggers each make over a piece of furniture, but the catch is, there’s a theme! Because everything is more fun when there’s a theme, right?
This theme was actually a tough one for me…we had to make over a piece of furniture inspired by Pottery Barn. I have a little upholstered stool that was as close to something Pottery Barnish as I could get, until I came across this coffee table at a yard sale last Saturday:
For $15, I figured it just might work. I shared this pic on my Facebook page on Saturday. Can you see it in there?
That was my first official yard saling day of the season!
The coffee table reminded me a bit of the Tivoli coffee table by Pottery Barn. It has since been discontinued so this pic is the best I could do:
I know the legs are straight in their version, but I was mostly inspired by the color:
You know black is a stretch for me! The lines of this little table are really pretty though, and I think they show so much better with a little paint.
Instead of sticking with plain knobs like PB used, I added something just a bit prettier:
These knobs and scrolled back plate came from Hobby Lobby.
This was my first time making DIY chalk-like paint in black, and it worked beautifully.
The top already had these distressed spots:
Which I don’t mind a bit.
I sanded and waxed using Annie Sloan clear wax like I usually do.
I would have loved to set it up in front of a sofa, but I have a sectional and it was way too long, so in front of the dining room doors it is…
You might want to say goodbye to those old laminate floors because it might be the last time you ever see them! My new hardwood floors just came in today!!! I can’t wait to tear all this out!
So, what do you think? Does it resemble the PB version?
Not if you’re talking about cost, that’s for sure!
More importantly, is it an improvement over the before?
I think so.
It can always be painted over. Black makes a fantastic base coat. 🙂
Want to see how my friends were inspired by Pottery Barn?
Check their projects out at the links below!
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Now I gotta run…got some floors that need tearing up! Anyone want to come help? I’ll try not to sing the Bubble Guppies theme song the whole time. 🙂
P.S. You can check out some of my past themed furniture makeover favorites here:
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at some of these great parties:
Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed