Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first documented DIY project...

...and it's not very exciting.  Don't get your hopes up here, this won't be appearing on Design Sponge anytime soon, but I'm still pretty excited about it.   We've been using a coffee table that belongs to Brad and I'd hinted before that I don't like it and something HAD to change. 
It's not a horrible coffee table, but it was nicked up and I think Bella tried to use one of the corners as a chew toy when she was younger.
Following Kotori's advice, I lightly sanded it (and by light, I mean, pretty light...I don't like to get myself tired).  Then I used a low odor primer which would have been easy peesy had Kya not insisted on getting in my way.  I mean, look at her, what does she do all day while I'm at work that makes her so sleepy?
About three coats of Benjamin Moore semi gloss white and three beers later, we have a new white coffee table!  I have say, it wasn't hard at all, and B even likes it so it's a win-win situation.
Kya is in every picture because she's a camera whore.  Really, she wouldn't get out of my way.
So now I'm on a DIY kick and want to change all sort of things.  We definitely need to reupholster two vintage chairs, but that's going to be a bit more work than my humble coffee table.  I'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the exciting (or not so exciting) DIY projects.
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27 comments:

jaboopee said...

looks fantastic,and 100 times better, it's amazing what a bit of white paint can do.

Diana said...

awesome job! it looks great! yay for DIY!

J. Cochran said...

Nice job! And now you're hooked on DIY. It's amazing what you can do yourself.

Patricia Torres said...

wow!! well done!! Looks lovely!

drollgirl said...

WELL DONE!!! it looks great!!!!!!

Jesse Peak said...

I love it white! So crisp and clean! Very nice!

tanya said...

I love it!!! It looks so contemporary and much sharper with the clean white. Great job :-)

pranksygang said...

white is good!! and you have done a wonderful job!!..

PS~Erin said...

What a change! It looks so great... And your little helper looks quite cute too! Have a good weekend!

Kotori said...

Turned out great! So glad my little "tutorial" inspired you... that's really what I'm hoping to do with my little blog. The table looks so much better and a little more contemporary now. Can't wait to see what other DIY projects you'll take on next!

Thomas said...

Looks like it gets the job done.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I adore DIY & before-after projects, The table looks fresh & chic now! Thank you for your kind words, I try to have a FUN & smiley kinda blog...growing up in a 'dark environment' would do that I guess... ~Have a fab weekend darling! XO* & blessings*

La Marquise des anges said...

looks awesome. really really like it. I was actually planning to "revamp" my coffee table ... and semi gloss white and beers that just sounds right to me :)

well done :)

...love Maegan said...

omg so fab!!!

Gladys Lopez said...

WOW! it looks so urban now. that's very creative. :D

g. said...

Looks great!!!!

Emz said...

Wow looks like a fantastic DIY!

b-chic said...

Wow what a great job you have done! here in Italy there is not so much the culture of DIY, as you have in the United States or in Great Britain. I think it is a really smart way to modernize your own house in an economic way. If you ask a specialist craftsman here in Italy, to do a job like the one you did, I can't imagine what huge amount of money he would claim!thank you for the wonderful words that you always leave on my blog!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That looks great! See, you're crafty :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

you did an amazing job!! and cute dog by the way :)

xx

please sir said...

Great look for your DIY!

¶ MICHELLE.K said...

thats a great job you did. Kudos love



Love your blog x


- M

paula said...

love this! Don't you just love paint?

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Looks amazing! I'm going to have to re-consider painting old furniture...I'm always scared to do it but you're inspiring me!

Hanako66 said...

oooooooh, you did a really great job!!

from the right bank said...

It looks great. I love the "I don't like to get myself tired" part - that made me laugh out loud. That's exactly why I don't do a lot of DIY!

Rachel said...

Great job!! It really brightens the space up!

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