Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bold, Red, Vintage Coffee Table

Happy Sunday!
This is our last weekend before we start back at school so I am hoping for a fun family day!
I spent a good part of this past week working on this coffee table for a good friend of mine. Remember that red gossip bench I did a while back (here)?  Well, this is a companion piece for it and will be part of an awesome family room makeover that is currently in process.

Always one to panic about adhesion and smoothness when I am painting a large piece, I was sure to add in some Webster's to my paint before I began. (Still loving Websters Chalk Paint Powder, btw). And, isn't the finish so gorgeous and smooth!

I just love the legs and feet on this coffee table. Seriously so cute!

My other secret weapon for a wonderfully smooth and protected finish was to use some Minwax Wipe-On Poly. I just started using this product (on certain pieces) and love it!
Here's a before:

This table is an Ethan Allen and the construction is phenomenal. Both sides lift up for a huge amount of surface area! Isn't this perfect for family game nights and parties?

I hope you all have a fantastic start to your week!

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  1. Ohhhhh, it turned out nice! I was hoping you were selling it but it's already spoken for. :-(

  2. Ohhhhh, it turned out nice! I was hoping you were selling it but it's already spoken for. :-(

  3. Love that shade of red on such a cute coffee table.

  4. The table turned out nice! Dropping by from Met Monday.

  5. Great table , I love how it turned out:)

  6. This would be perfect for family game night! I can usually see the potential in things, but I'm afraid I might have passed this by. You made it so updated with that pop of red! :)

  7. Totally in love with the red....You made a great choice of color for the table... You should be proud of your work!!!

  8. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you!

  9. I love the finish? Thanks for sharing your helpful!

  10. This is awesome! I wish I was bold enough to have a red table, lol! I've never heard of Webster's...where do you find it? Leaving here to click on the Webster's link so I guess I'll answer my own question, lol :) I'm a new follower on Pinterest. Would love to get a follow back!
    Cindy @ Diy beautify

  11. The color is amazing! Drooling cuz it would go perfectly in my living room! :)

  12. That red is PERFECT for that table. Really pops it right out there!

  13. I think this table looks marvelous red! Love the drop-leaf style - beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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