Hello my peeps and TGIF! I wanted to squeeze in another Pinterest inspired project before the month ends. This project took me a while but I think it paid off well.
Remember my inspiration for my coffee table refurb?
Well...I finally completed my own! I did it a little different but it's basically the same concept, with the wood on top and the painted legs.
Here is where I started. The top was from our old kitchen table, which I had spray painted black a couple years ago, I paired the top to the legs from our new kitchen table's matching bench. So basically the legs from the bench became the legs for the coffee table and the old kitchen table legs became the legs for my new console table. Genius right? It works and since I didn't really need the bench or the extra table the switcheroo landed me two new pieces that I did need. A coffee table and a console table. I haven't started on the console table yet but I have high hopes for something modern and unique.
As for the coffee table (old kitchen table top and bench legs) I started with a wash and sand.
It's a disaster. This table was horrible when I started. Black spray paint did not do this solid wood top any favors. What was I thinking? I guess I was thinking I wanted a solid black kitchen table but goodness that was a fail. Lessons learned. At least my hand sander worked well enough to take it back to its original beauty.
Looking good. Granted this it the first piece of furniture that I have ever sanded and stained so I may not be the best person to offer any wood working advice but I am pretty proud of my job. Although my DH suggested I would have been better off with a different sand paper grade. I used a 60 and 100. Right? I defiantly don't know much about grades of sand paper. Any one out there care to add?
So once I had the top completely back to natural wood a gave the legs a quick sand and clean before spray painting them and the sides white. I used a couple of cheap cans of spray paint. Like the $1.00 kind. It worked! Pretty well, actually. Their a nice glossy white.
This is what they looked like the first coat. You can tell from the back legs that it covered the black pretty well but it did take several coats to completely cover everything.
As for the top I picked up a used can of stain from the Habitat Restore for $1.00. Minwax Red Oak. Honestly, I wanted to go a little darker or lighter like an ebony stain or a white washed wooden look. But after it was all said and
This is the top when it was still wet. Like I said, I don't know much about staining but what I did do worked. After a week of sitting in our building, to air out and dry completely, it was ready for poly.
To make a long story short it ended up looking like this...
(pictures are kinda blurry...oops)
Okay, so now that I completed this and put it in my living room I don't know if I like it in there. I plan on painting the Expedit shelf white and maybe then it will look more cohesive. And does the redoak blend blend to much with the brown sofa? I might try this table for the kids playroom. I love how it turned out just not sure of the placement yet. Any suggestions?