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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Busy builders and a coffee table revamp

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Busy builders and a coffee table revamp

This morning we went to HD so that the boys could do a project. Home Depot does these fabulous Saturday morning builder workshops for kids. They get an apron, do a project and then get a pin - for FREE! The boys love going!
Seriously, could the BE any cuter?

Now, after moving our entire house around a few weeks ago, we were without a coffee table in the family room. I just happened upon this thing at Goodwill. It was a little more than I wanted to spend. Ha. But, I figured it's real wood and it serves it's purpose, so even if I hate it, I can sell it at a garage sale in the spring. I mean, it was only 20 bucks.

I like the sides and the legs and the bottom shelf, but I'm not crazy about the top. There is some sort of pattern in the wood. And look at those bumpers! Yikes. It look a ton of Goo-gone and some old fashioned elbow grease to remove the residue. So, I finally got all the gunk off the top and sanded it down. I used the Behr paint and primer in one in Black Suede. I haven't decided if I am going to rough up the edges or not. So far the boys are doing a pretty good job with their Hot Wheels cars...

...and the zoo animals.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous! Love the cut outs on the sides and the bottom of the legs too!

January 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Amy Kinser said...

I think it looks great. Amazing what paint can do. Just like makeup, isn't it?

I love the zoo animals. Your just being real.

Hope today has been great.

January 17, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Rustique Gallery said...

OOH, this is a great table, and the paint job just spiffs it up to look very chic! And your boys ARE precious! I look forward to your postings. Sherry

January 17, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

That's a nice table, good find! You did a lovely job of painting it.

I'll have to try a trip to Home Depot with my boys!

January 17, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great! I love that rug, so pretty!

January 17, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Kammy said...

Cute future helpers and cool table !

January 17, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

ADORABLE workers! Table looks great in black!

January 17, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Love it! Looks like an expensive PB or Ethan Allen piece. Well done, and $20?! Seriously? You did good!

January 18, 2010 at 2:27 AM  
Blogger Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I think that looks great!! You did an amazing job.

January 18, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the table... it's got such an interesting look. I'd love for you to share it at my Power of Paint Party on Wednesday.

January 18, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Wow! What a difference! I love it!

January 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Brilliant! It looks fantastic.

January 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger KV Creative Designs said...

The table looks FABULOUS!! Thanks for Sharing!

Happy New Year & Artful Blessings,

January 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I am a total sucker for all things painted black, so of COURSE I love it! But I'm more impressed that you had the vision for what it could be. I'm more inclined to buy something that's ALREADY black than to paint something, so I'm very impressed!

January 18, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Looks great! It took some doing to look past those bumpers and see the finished project. Great job! I love the shelf with the baskets.

January 19, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger carlotta said...

I love it! It turned out really, really nice.

January 19, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

It is so amazing what a little paint can do! It looks fabulous!

January 19, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

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