Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coffee Table Make Over(Round 2)

I finally finished it! I have been wanting to change this coffee table for a VERY long time! I haven't had it that long, but after I finished it the first time, I realized I didn't love it like I should have. It just seemed like a black hole in my rug. To see the "before the before" go here...Here's the second before:
Just black and boring. The paint was starting to chip off and I am all about some distressed looking furniture, but it just wasn't doing it for me. I bought some sample size paints from Lowes about a month ago after I found this table over at Miss Mustard Seed. She is simply AMAZING! No other word for it. Definitely take a few minutes to peruse her website. She is such an inspiration.
 I pulled out the chalk board spray paint that I always have on hand, and sprayed a big square in the middle of the table(using painter's tape as well). After two coats of that, I painted the rest of the table in a very soft gray.
I did attempt to replicate the pattern of Miss Mustard Seed's design because I thought hers was so pretty.
I actually had a lot of fun with this table, and the kids think it's really cool. Hopefully they will only write on this table instead of ALL OVER THE WALLS...thank you S.R. (heavy sarcasm inserted here). Someday when we get around to painting all these walls, I will show you some of S.R.'s "artwork" that she has "created" for us ALL over the house:o/. 
So here it is again:
I L.O.V.E. It! :-)

Update (2017): Wow!! My tastes and my living room have changed so much over the years! My kiddos are no longer writing on furniture,  thankfully.
This is a perfect DIY for those who have little budding artists, and like to use the furniture as their canvas ;-)

If you'd like more ideas great ideas for DIY coffee tables, click the link below. I especially love the wood slice table (perfect for the holidays) and the old door coffee table. Totally my style!

Coffee Table Inspiration


Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! Do you think once it is scribbled all over it will clean up to a black again? All my chalk board walls have become a dingy gray color instead. :)

Miss Mustard Seed said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a wonderful job! What a fun idea for a coffee table. There are so many uses for a chalkboard in a family room. You hand painting looks fantastic as well.

djjdjdjdjd said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks guys! Deanna, I scribbled all over it before I took the picture. Of course I wiped it down with a wet paper towel...twice...before it would look like new again. I guess a touch up coat wouldn't hurt??? Not really sure. I'm new to the whole chalk board stuff:o)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

you are such a nice mommy! all chalk stays out on the driveway at our place. ;)

stephaniegiese said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That changes the whole look of your space. I have a square, glass-top coffee table too & I think I might need to copy you!

Dandelion and Daisy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love chalkboard paint. I have a door from kitchen to garage that I have thought about painting for the grandkids to write on, be a good place for the grocery list, too. I like your table, very much, has that designer-look.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! We have a chalk table in our playroom and the kids love to scribble all over it. I like the border you did around your chalkboard area.

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok... really love this idea! That detailed edge you did looks awesome!
I found you from chalk talk link party. I would love for you to link this to my Organizing Mission link party too!
I am pinning you to my pinterest board also!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips

just wanted to let you know that I'm trying to pin it to pinterest, but their servers are busy.. I'll try again in a little bit.

junkgarden said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great. I love the detailed edge.