Thursday, 22 July 2010

Coffee table transformation

I posted about my poor coffee table here. It had certainly taken a beating, so I knew that one day I'd have to do something to it. Well, finally that day (or days actually!) arrived and I had a little spare time to do it. I sanded the top right back to the wood, taking off the dark stain finish, and painted the base white. I used some polyurethane on the top so hopefully it will be a little harder wearing this time around.
I think it looks great, although I possibly would have changed the drawer handles, but for the fact that my husband had glued them on super tight at some stage as they'd kept coming off. So it was just as easy to leave them on and paint them white.
The paint colour is Dulux Fair Bianca and I like the slightly creamy look. Of course, I used gloss, so that it would be nice and easy to wipe off after those inevitable spills!


Daniele from Lace and Bark said...

Youve done a lovely job. I love white with timber so fresh and clean looking :)

The Humming Cat said...

Love it, looks very french provincial, and the white nobs suit it perfectly!

Amanda Monteiro said...

Nice blog!!

baysiderose said...

Thanks for leaving the lovely comments on my blog. This coffee table is gorgeous and a lovely job as well.
Have a great week.

ingrid said...

Oh wow! That looks fabulous.
And you are making me kick myself. We need a new coffee table and I have been scouring op shops and just recently left one behind that was very similar to his. Oh if I only had your vision!