May 1, 2012

White Coffee Table

When I saw this table at the salvation army a couple of weeks ago, I was slightly hestitant, mainly because whenever I've had coffee tables for sale, they tend to sit around for a while before selling.  But, it's cute oval shape, nicely turned legs, and $10.00 price tag managed to convince me. 


I got to work on it right away that evening.  Sometimes I do that, and sometimes a piece sits around forever before I feel inspired. 

I forgot to take a before picture of this one, sorry.  But it was already half painted white.  I called it my cow  table... mainly because the paint was really splotchy and piecy.  I'm guessing that someone started to paint it white for a shabby chic look, and then gave up.  You know when you paint round legs, it's easy to miss the back of them?  (I'm careful not to, of course), but this poor table only had half of her legs painted and random areas on top.  It looked rather strange... definitely strange enough to make one throw in the towel and give up. 


After I finished it, it was still sitting out in the kitchen (yes, I admit, more often than not, I have random pieces of furniture in the middle of the kitchen)... and my mother-in-law stopped by to drop off a few things, saw it, loved it, and is now the proud owner of it.  She says she has a thing for tables.... this is not the first table she's gotten from me :-)


20 comments:

  1. Love that table. The shape is great and it looks perfect white:)

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  2. That table looks great.LOVE it all painted white.
    Anne

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  3. I'm glad I stumbled upon you in my exploring blogland. I am following you and hope you'll follow me. I recently lost both my parents and I write alot about my childhood. I love my blog buddies and hope you'll follow me as I think we share some of the same interests. Thanks.

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  4. Love this white table, great job...
    And thank-you so much, I'm enjoying my new pillow cover & picture frame...Thanks again...
    Blessings Lori

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  5. I just love the shape - what a great find! And $10!! I love what you've done with it.

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  6. I love it, the table turned out lovely!

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  7. Definitely a gorgeous table! Nice job!

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  8. The table is a great shape and size - for $10, you had to nab it! The new white coat of paint looks fresh & crisp. I'm sure your mother-in-law is going to enjoy her new piece of furniture :-)

    Kelly

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  9. Very cute. There is still time to link up to furniture friday @Decorating Insanity.
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/04/furniture-friday-13-and-features.html
    xo...mONICa

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  10. You have the best finds! Love the lines and how it turned out with the white paint.

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  11. Looks fabulous! You do nice work. Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your latest follower!

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  12. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed, I love the table and the round legs!

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  13. Lovely table! Great job :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  14. i love it!

    come visit my blog anytime!

    michele
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

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  15. You did a wonderful job. The table looks wonderful now. Your mil lucked out!

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  16. awww, your table turned out wonderful! I love the shape and the legs. Happy it already has a new home -- keeping it in the family!

    gail

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  17. so pretty! i love the delicate shape of this piece!

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  18. Oh I LOVE it, I would have snagged it, too!

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