Over the summer, I bought a coffee table at an online garage sale.  When I saw the pictures of it, I was drawn to the lines, the bead board and the presence of drawers.  It was just what I was looking for, except that the paint was bubbling.  No problem!  I brought it home and spent a couple of days in the garage.   Record setting heat combined with fumes from a stripping chemical…not so much.  Anyway, take a look at our “new” coffee table.


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I stripped, scraped and sanded.  Then decided on charcoal grey and antique white from the BH&G paint collection at Walmart.  I sanded between coats, then after the final coat, I sanded through for a rustic look.  Here it is now, in its new home.

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a closer look

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My mom and I found these knobs at a shop in Old Town Spring.  We had run in to take cover during a rain shower…glad we did.

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As it turns out, it coordinates with my fireplace (over there on the right).  Pretty cool, huh?

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I had so much fun with this table, that I bought another coffee table I saw when I was shopping at the online garage sale.  I’m going to try and resale it after I finish it.  I will let you know how it goes.

Until next time,


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