Sunday, November 3, 2013

5' Long French Country Coffee Table

I lucked out and scored this huge coffee table with two end tables for $10 total at a garage sale in July!
The top had a small damage spot in the middle so I stripped it with Citristrip.  There was just a thin coat of varnish that melted right off.

I painted over the horrible yellow and gold paint with two coats of homemade chalk paint in white.  After it dried, there was some bleed through so I painted a third coat in SW Essential Grey. I didn't mix it into chalk paint since there was already two coats as a base.
To bring out all the detail in the table, I used Martha Stewart metallic glaze in Black Coffee--I love this glaze!  I used a foam brush to push it into all the lines and then wiped it away with a wet rag. 
The table had such amazing details that would have been lost if I did not glaze it.
I actually painted and glazed the entire table upside down.  It looked so different to me once I turned it over!  I sealed the paint and glaze with Minwax Wipe-On Poly.  It is much better to use this when there is a lot of detail as it would have been too hard to buff out wax.
For the top, after I stripped the old finish, I didn't want to stain this incredible wood.  I just put a coat of coconut oil to brighten it up and then sealed it with both Minwax Wipe-On Poly and Finishing Paste.  I added the finishing paste because the wipe-on poly looked streaky to me.  After I buffed it, the top was perfect!
I was really happy with how it came out.  


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22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Susan, that coffee table is spectacular! Such a find and you did such a beautiful job.
    Found you at Silver Pennies and you have a new follower.
    Have a great Sunday.

    Robyn @ simply fresh dinners

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  2. Very pretty! Amazing result on a $10 investment!

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  3. Beautiful Susan! Love all those gorgeous details--glazing was the perfect treatment!
    Lisa

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  4. Wow I love it..and thanks for the heads up on MS glaze..I will be sure to check that out...Sheryl

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  5. Wow. That was a great buy and it turned out amazing. Best wishes, Linda

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  6. What a turn around! And I love the price you paid for it! So pretty :)
    New friend from Kammy's Korner Trash to Treasure link up.
    Sabrina
    http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful transformation! And thank you so much for sharing the products you used and steps you took to get such an amazing look!
    Robin

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  8. Beautiful! That wood is just gorgeous, and I love how you made the painted details pop. Really lovely!

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  9. Your Table is is just absolutely beautiful!! I love the the color you picked... I would like to invite you to come share it at One More Time Events...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/11/home-and-hearth-share-it-one-more-time.html
    Hope to See you there...Tammy

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  10. Gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

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  11. OMG, how in the heck did you store it so cheap? So jealous it so Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html

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  12. OMG that coffee table makeover is gorgeous and you got it for a dream price! Great job!

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  13. What a gorgeous makeover! Love how it turned out! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  14. Beautiful work! And it really looks awesome with the glaze!
    I saw you sharing at Miss Mustard Seed's
    Debbie :)

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  15. Really Gorgeous! You did a great job!
    Heather

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  16. Stopping by to Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events and let you know you have been featured http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/11/dessert-display-with-flour-sack.html. Party is up hope you can stop by and share some more of your great ideas....Hugs Tammy

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  17. Beautiful! The glaze made it! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  18. Very special thanks for the inspiration and sharing.
    Regards from Sunny South Africa
    Sandra
    http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com

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  19. You did such a great job! You're featured from Give Me The Goods and on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  20. Susan this is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux. I am sharing tomorrow!

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  21. so funny , in Australia "Lucked Out" means you got bad luck. This is perfect and yes that yellow had to go. love what you did
    Fiona xx

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