Saturday, July 24, 2010

Distressed Refectory Table Before/After

I bought this coffee table off ebay. I believe it is called a refectory table but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. It is a very heavy solid piece of furniture. The plan was to paint and on-sell it but guess what...I like it and I'm going to keep it :o)
I bought myself an electric sander this weekend and it made the sanding so much easier.


BEFORE....



AFTER (Below)....






















See the lines in the jute rug? (BELOW). Can anyone tell me how to get these out! It's been like this since I bought it. It was rolled very tightly and the folds just won't come out. It has a rubber backing. Any ideas???

The paint colour is called MESH. I think it is a British Paints colour but I sometimes use a different brand of paint to the colour card and can't always recall.
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31 comments:

Tara said...

Hi Ange ,I'm with you it's definetly a keeper.What colour did you use?.. Love it.xx

Restyled Vintage said...

Hi Ange, yeah I'd keep that too! It is gorgeous, love the colour...is it grey or blue? (Not Raven grey is it!?) As for the rug, I have no idea sorry!
xx Karen

brismod said...

That looks great Ange! I would have thought the creases would flatten out on the rug through normal use....

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. I love that table and the way you've styled it. Hmmm, not sure about the rug sorry. Have you tried dampening it and laying it out flat to dry in the sun? I don't know how well water and jute go together though so maybe don't try this unless you're sure it won't water-mark.
Kris
xox

Amanda said...

It's lovely!! Love it all, that second photo with your table, couches and gorgeous cushions is beautiful!! Great find and so glad you've decided to hang onto it x

therileyhousebuild said...

What a find and you've spruced it beautifully! And to be buying an electric sander means you really mean business! Not sure what to suggest for the rug, though. Jane :)

Trish said...

I can see why you would keep the table, it looks fantastic, love how you styled it!!!Not sure about your rug but I run the iron over a damp cloth to remove indentations from the carpet when I move furniture around, perhaps its worth a try on your rug!!!

Anna said...

Oh Ange..that is a keeper...what an awesome job you have done..looks fantastic in your living space..and I love the gorgeous little extras you have added..well done honey...one of your best DIY projects x

Thea said...

You're so good at the paint finishes. We have to paint and distress a table this week for our trade show but I'm leaving it to my assistant to do.. lol. I do remember seeing on Martha Stewart the use of rubbing an ice-cube on (smaller areas) carpet that had been flattened by furniture and it then magically popped back up. I do think the suggestion of maybe dampening may be the only hope. But of course do it on the deck or something so it doesn't stain. Good luck!

Paper Tree Design said...

The coffee table has come up beautifully! I wouldn't have thought to paint it that colour - but what a finish. As for the rug, have you tried just getting a carpet cleaner or rug cleaner to have a look at it? Hope your having a great weekend. Michelle
p.s.I'm having a little giveaway if you want to join in.

Ann said...

Love that table and I would have thought it was a little beyond help if I'f seen it before you got to it. Perfect colour - love to know what it is please... you have inspired and thanks to you and your calming advice about my T.V. table it's done! - new knobs and all... I'll take a pic. Ann x

Letitia Linke said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ange! Love you before and afters always so inspired! Have you thought about steaming the rug on a very low setting with the iron? x

Natasha said...

Your table is wonderful-my favourite colour. It looks very similar to the colour I used for my kitchen cabinets. You are so clever!

I wish I could give you some ideas re the rug. I am sure it will settle when the weather starts getting hot again!!!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

pretty...pretty! :)

Jen T said...

I would love to know the paint color on that table. It really transformed the feel of the table. Well done!

Kristopher K said...

Fabulous result on your table reno : love the look of the painted panels on the top of the table.

I have found ironing has worked wonders in removing furniture lines from wool carpets (place an old tea towel etc down first).. however I'm not sure if this method would work the same way with jute.

french doors and verandahs said...

Ange! You are such a clever woman. I would not have looked twice at that table before hand, but seeing what you have done with it....now I want one. And like so many others who have left comments I would love to know the colour you used.
Always nice to read your posts.
X Briohny.

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Ange,
Nice table. It's perfect now! I love the way it looks in the room!
I had a rug that stayed culed up on the edges so I put it out on the driveway all day in the hot sun an that did the trick.
Kelly

Ann said...

Thanks Ange - I will file away that paint colour... I think villas do have their drawbacks - a lot of my friends here complain about the damp! It has been so sunny here lately I feel terrible I have ever moaned about the rain...! Good luck with the rug....!

Robyn said...

WOW, it's a total transformation and it's FABULOUS! I love it! GREAT paint color!

Olivia Popovic said...

Thankyou for the lovely mention Ange! Its made a rainy Monday so much brighter!
I just purchased a refectory dining table last month and your pictures got me thinking....it looks divine and i think i might just copy your amazing style. Thankyou!
Hope your having a lovely Monday
Olivia ox

Christine said...

Ange, it looks gorgeous, and the colour is perfect!! So glad you decided to keep it!
Christine x

Kelly Green said...

This room looks great - it might just need an extra cushion from Spotlight though!!!! He he - i am enjoying this game!! KG

Angela Furlong said...

Ooo La La! Very nice... My husband has just filled our home with countless wooden furniture items that I'm just itching to attack with a tin of white paint (sigh!) - I'm green with envy xxx

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Ange....the table looks fabulous & matching your decor perfectly..

Sorry i cannot help with the rug business....could you take it back??

is it easy to use a belt sander round the legs etc OR do you do that by hand..?? never used a sander..

xx andrew...oopss andrea..!!~~~~~~

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, your table looks great. You do some wonderful makeovers. I am going to have to look up 'refectory' as I have never heard that term...

Kyandra said...

Hi Ange, love the table and what beautiful styling..soooo clever. Hope all is well with you..take care my dear... :) Kym X

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh the color is really pretty and you did a fabulous job on the table, I can see why you kept it :)
XO

Mommy Mayhem said...

I am not surprised at how beautiful it turned out! You do it every time!! WHy don't you ask http://thebutlerdoesit.blogspot.com/ about your rug. He has worked in the best homes in the world and knows about everything you can think of!

laura said...

Hi Ange, the table looks great. I have had the same problems with my rugs; sometimes if i roll them up in the opposite direction for a day or so, it helps. ..
Hope you have some luck, take care lovely
Laura curriexx

Erica @ Decorica said...

Hi Ange...try some double sided carpet tape and run it along each end of the rug (short ends) and then while it's adhered to the ground on one side, stretch it and then adhere the other end. The tape is safe for carpet and hardwood.