Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coffee Table Before/After

I am so convinced that it just isn't necessary to spend a fortune to furnish your home with eye catching, timeless, stunning furniture and accessories. Take for example, this coffee table. It is solid, has great storage and is a great shape. I will tell you later what I paid for it but trust me, it was a bargain! Yes, those are Kerri Shipp originals in the backgound. Check out more of her incredible art on her blog Driftwood Interiors .
BEFORE (below)


AFTER (Below)








Some nice distressing after a first coat of primer and then dry brushing with a grey/brown water based enamel.








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I love how it fits into my decor so I guess it's just giong to have to stay :o)








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So how much you ask? Fourteen whole dollars and that includes four dollars of fees so I actually tendered $10 for it!!! Someone must have been really desperate to see the back of it.





Angex

40 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

Great makeover Ange and what a bargain. I love the coffee table and the style is what I am after. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for a deal too! xx

Meg and Mum's said...

Gorgeous Ange! I love the finish. And I love me a bargain! Well done x

Life in the Country Lane said...

What a great buy Ange. The results make this look and expensive piece, well done. Looks great in this room too.
Rebecca x

Jenny said...

Hmmm, might have to do that to our coffee table - looks great Ang. ;-)

Kerry said...

Bargain of the month! You did a great job Ange, as usual :)

Kerri said...

Great score Ange! Looks fantastic now you've given it a makeover. And thanks too for the mention, you're too sweet :) K xx

The Pink Poodle said...

Gotta love a bargain..

Gotta love a great makeover..

Gotta love it fits into your decor..

GOTTA LUV it ANGE...well done...

yet again!!

xx andrea

The Moerks said...

Nice work Ange.

Julie said...

Great make over
Love your upholstery work too.

Julie xx

orchidlanedecor.com said...

No wonder they wanted to get rid of it, it sure was one U.G.L.EEE piece before you worked your magic!

Suzy xxx

Revival said...

I totally agree! The best stuff is found in the dirty corners of the bargain basement. Please do tell us what you paid for it. I love the dry brushing you did. I'll have to get extensive details from you if I ever attempt it. xo

Raine and Sage said...

This is a great example of what a good paint job can do, and at $10? Get out! You've chosen a great colour here. It fits in perfectly in it's new home. So does this mean your refectory coffee table in mesh has been cast out?! :)

Belle Inspirations said...

Oh so gorgeous ange, well done xx

Stripes by the Seaside.. said...

wow Ange am absolutely loving that room and the table...just everything. we must catch up when school is back, i am still working thru the holidays but drop me a line. Mel xx

Deb said...

Wow, coffee table looks fantastic. Amazing what a paint job can do.
Love the whole room.
Deb

Melissa K @ Lulliloo said...

That looks amazing, what a bargain at $10! I'm sure the storage space with those draws will come in really useful too - Melissa x

Tonia said...

Oh My yes I keep telling people that you don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your home. $10? Excellent deal!!
Chic Modern Vintage

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Wow - you turned an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan! It looks gorgeous in your room. Have a lovely week. x Sharon

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Oh the beauty of white paint. Lovely transformation!

Seaside Style said...

Great job Ange!! Looks great in the room! Have a great week.

LindaXO

Seaside Style said...

Great job Ange!! Looks great in the room! Have a great week.

LindaXO

Miss Walker said...

I too am a huge believer in the fact that you don't have to spend a huge amount to have a gorgeous home. This is a great transformation! Love your blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

Ruby and Belle said...

That looks great Ange, I am about to paint my buffet I bought on ebay but am having trouble deciding on a finish. This gives me good inspiration.
Mekaela

Robyn said...

So glad I found your lovely blog! You have an incredible eye for seeing how beautiful a piece can really be!

white verandah said...

It looks fabulous - i read your post and without thinking looked around my living room to see what i could paint!!!

The enchanted home said...

Love this finish!! This is one of my favorite finishes lately..so pretty and with the blue and white..looks fabulous...you had such a keen eye to see the possibilities..fabulous!! Happy Easter!!

laura said...

That looks amazing Ange! I expect the owners may change their minds if they saw what you have done with the table!! Your lamps look so lovely too in the background. (also meant to wish you a happy birthday after you mentioned that you shared your special day with my son! - hope you had a lovely day!) Happy easter too!
Laura xxx

1 Funky Woman said...

It looks so great and fresh! Love the color! And those lamps I'm over here drooling over, wow!

Megan

Helen M said...

wow, wow, wow, love it!!!

Razmataz said...

It really does look great....I love a good furniture Makeover....

AK-Magnolia House said...

The table is perfect!! I am in "table love".....
AK xo

ELIZABETE said...

amo moveis brancos , ficam romanticos!
Bjos!

Helen M said...

Hi Ange, thanks for the wonderful message regarding my little one's picture!!!
Helen M xx

Kellie Collis said...

What a fabulous transformation! Love the paint inconsistencies! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Ange..I notice you have a link to me in the blogroll..so what could I do but follow you! I am also a Kiwi..married an Aussie and am a few km's north of you! I am going to enjoy reading about your makeovers..thank you.

Natasha said...

You did a great job, it looks SOOOOOO much better, and it also looks great in your living room! Nice Styling :)

Northern Light

homestilo said...

What a bargain- you really breathed a new life into this piece of furniture!

Between You and Me said...

love what you did with the coffee table and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green lamps that I spy in the background!

Felicity said...

Again with the genius transformation and for a song!
Your room is lovely.

Felicity x

classic • casual • home said...

What a great look. Following you!