Saturday, July 10, 2010

Craigslist find

Here is my latest craigslist score, a Broyhill coffee table for $40.00. The seller had the end tables when I first looked at it, but they were gone by the time I was ready to make the purchase.

While I don't love the finish, this table has great bones I love the rounded legs, square top and it's the perfect size to accessorize and leave a space for the kids to play.

I usually sit on my projects a while, but this one I wanted to get started on right away. I sanded it down to bare wood on the top only. The legs I left because I was planning on painting them. I choose a dark stain for the top, Ace Hardware brand Jacobean.

I used 2 coats of stain and 3 coats of poly on the top. Next on to the legs, I painted those cottage white with Behr paint plus primer 2 coats.

Here is the finished project, I might distress the legs a little, but for now I am just enjoying a project I have completed.

The Junk Mammas


Lora said...

i love it!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have that exact coffee table and it wasn't $40 when I bought it, so you did good! I've been thinking about painting the legs on mine. Did you have to sand the legs or did you just primer them? I trying to figure out the best way to do it. I have also been seriously thinking about doing a mosaic on the top of the table. I have the t.v. armoire that matches it and have been thinking about painting it robins egg blue. I love how you transformed your table.

Junk Mammas said...

I didn't prime or sand the legs I just used the Behr paint and primer in one. I let them dry good in between coats and it took very well to the finish.

I love the amoire that came with this collection, he had that as well, but wanted $600.00 for it. I have one of those pine mexican looking armoires and that is next to get the brush.

Good luck with your projects and please share photos.

The Junk Mammas
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Shirley said...

That table looks soooo good! What a great job.

southerninspiration said...

Hey that's GREAT!!!
Love it!


Connie said...

I love the way this turned out.

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Becky@Tea Party said...

Great use of white to pop a little in your space!

Odie Langley said...

You did an awesome job on the table and I see a real talent there. Good work.