As we gear up for school, I can check at least one project off my summer to-do list. I love that feeling.
I especially love when I'm pleased with the results!
And I am really pleased with this...
I bought this coffee table at a local second-hand store. The good: It was very sturdy, solid wood, even extendable, and I loved the shape. (I love round coffee tables.) The bad and the ugly: It had deep gouges all over the top.
But, I love bringing out the beauty in an "ugly" piece.
As you can tell from the before pic, there were a lot of gouges in the top. (I wish I had taken a true before pic, so you could get the full effect.) I filled them in with wood filler, and sanded. and sanded. and sanded. :)
Then I primed and painted. and painted. (Trying to decide on the color.) Next, I sprayed on a sealer, then wiped on a stain, then dry-brushed the last coat of paint.
(Note: Not sure I would recommend the spray-sealer, as it tended to drip.)
I achieved that Pottery Barn finish I was after. Yay!
Total Cost: $50 ($40 for the table, $10 in supplies)
I am happy with my investment!
Oh, and just for fun, here is a very similar table at Pottery Barn, which sells for $699...