Saturday, February 9, 2013

Coffee table is finished


... and I'm officially out of the furniture refinishing business.  I'm TIRED of painting furniture.  One table wouldn't have been so bad, but of course, I had to get carried away and do 3 pieces.

Aside from the 'hunt' to find the tables (several months actually), I started the first one on January 19 and the coffee table was moved into my living room late yesterday (February 8).  Almost 3 weeks.

My coffee table actually has 'sage green' legs - they don't show nearly true color in the photo.  I used a fabric swatch of my drapes and had the paint matched to that.


In case you missed the original post - here's what it looked like when I started... pretty ratty and scratched up - but all wood and quite solid.
So, I sanded... gave it 2 coats of primer (then curing for 7 days), 3 coats of sage green on the legs and skirt, 2 coats of stain on the top, then 3 coats of polyacrylic on the top.  In case you're counting - that's TEN COATS of some sort of paint, with all the waiting/curing time time between each one which means it wasn't a quick project!  I don't understand how they do this kind of stuff so quickly on HGTV.  Oh wait!  It's TV, right?

And, here's the inspiration photo (which did come from HGTV):

And here's what it looks like altogether:

I considered doing the coffee table in yellow (did I mention, I love yellow?), but decided to use the green.  I'm really pleased with the results - but I did get pretty tired of painting stuff.    (note - that's a cat on arm of love seat, and dog sitting on love seat... though he does like his new dog bed.)

3 comments:

365DAYSINHEMETVALLEY said...

I love that coffee table Iris -- it's beautiful. I know it was a lot of work, but you did a great job on all three. I'm not a big yellow fan, but I love those yellow end tables - especially the dog bed. GOOD JOB!

Cathy C. said...

Nice!!! I love the flooring!! Is the dining table still back behind the couch?? That dog bed table is adorable!! I love the colors, too!

Iris said...

Cathy, the dining table is where it always was. There's now a buffet behind the love seat (used to be a bookcase there). I'm loving the floors too.