Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coffee table transformation!

Ok, two bucks, yep that is $2 (plus I got two other tables for that same $2 that are pretty cool too!)! I just love auctions!  I was so excited to get it cause I thought it would look great I front of my couch that I have not yet purchased yet.  But I have been waiting and watching for that perfect couch.  Here she is before…
I think it has a bit of a Danish look to it, don’t you?  The top and the bottom shelves are a veneer which I usually stay away from but for some reason this table really appealed to me.  I stripped it (it had a reddish tint to it) and it looked much better already!  I used a Minwax special walnut stain wiped it off almost immediately for a light even stain all over. 
The  inlay on the top is beautiful!  The veneer does have a little ding on the top corner…you can see it here in the picture below.
I used a satin lacquer to refinish it with, took three coats to achieve this look!
Please pardon the pillows on the couch, I had surgery yesterday and am hanging out around the TV. 
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p.s.phyllis sews said...

You found yourself some great deals and this table is really beautiful! Great work on the finish!
Your recuperation will go much better as you lie on the couch and look at this beauty!

Janet said...

You did a beautiful job refinishing this table! I can't believe the great deal you got on it! Hope you are well from your surgery. :)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a great buy...and you gave it a beautiful "new" look!

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

What a pretty table; so glad you didn't pain it white, lol!


SkinnyMeg said...

What a wonderful find, great job on it! I really love the inset too!

Jill said...

I cannot believe you only paid $2 for that table! That's amazing! You did a great job with it!
Hope you're recovering well from the surgery!!

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Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What an utter bargain price for such a beautiful piece of furniture.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What an awesome find! Popped over from Rook No17.

Cassie Bustamante said...

this is a really cool retro find! love the lines and love how you refinished it!

the cape on the corner said...

definitely danish looking. the only auction i've gone to never has stuff for such great prices! lucky you, and hope you're feeling better!

Deb Robertson Writes said...

That looks fantastic. Hope you recover quickly xx

Jenn Erickson said...

Gorgeous table, Ellen. What a find! $2? Sensational! Beautiful restoration of an exquisite piece!

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