Monday, April 26, 2010

Coffee Table Makeover

Do you ever have plans to transform something but never seem to get around to it??? I have had my eye on this cute little table in our old farm house for ages and just didn't get around to painting it so yesterday was the day...
It looked so daggy before I got to it but I really loved the shape of it.


After a good scrub and a quick sand I gave it two coats of off-white paint (I find white paint looks a bit like undercoat so always use this soft colour).



I am really thrilled with the finished look -I am kicking myself that I didn't paint it before my visitors last week!



I love this potted geranium sitting on this tray.



My favourite decorating books look just great on the little shelf underneath.



DN 2 recently gave me these cute little wooden plant labels for the gardens - they look too good to put out in the garden...



Only one thing left to do - sit back with a coffee and enjoy this gorgeous book!
I'm joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and also Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.

Suzy

26 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love your new coffee table done up in white! It looks refreshed and cottagey!
Great Job~
Cindy

Terry said...

The table looks wonderful in white! And your geranium is beautiful! I'm now following your blog and can't wait to see what else you've posted about.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty the table turned out. It does have the greatest shape. I love it. Your books are perfect for the bottom shelf. Love the pretty little tray on top and your lovely vignette. The flowers, book and a cup of coffee are just perfect for a wonderful treat. Thanks so much for joining the party. Great table and vignette. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

I LOVE the shape of that table, but it's REALLY beautiful now in white. Huge difference. I love the accessories too! Great job.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great table and nice transformation!

Sailing Simply said...

That looks great! I just love this table in white. You did a great job painting and distressing it! It really looks wonderful!

Cottage Palette said...

Your table is beautiful and has such a unique shape. I adore your post and your blog. I'm going to sign up to follow. ♥

Martha said...

What a clever transformation -- such an unusual table but your certainly turned it into a treasure!

Shelia said...

Oh, I love your new table. You did a wonderful job on painting it and the shape is marvelous! Love how you've dressed her up, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Great metamorphosis! Looks pretty! Stop on by, I am having a giveaway!
Blessings, Beth

Sherry said...

Your coffee table looks great white. I have a few of Rachael Ashwell's books too. She is awesome inspiration!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Dearest Suzy,

Oh do come for tea and bring your lovely, yummy tea and cookies will you?!..,

You did a fab job on the table; love it in white!~ All of those delightful accessories just add the 'icing on the cake' to your lovely tabletop vignette!..,

..,The tea kettle is still on; do come join me for 'tea and treats' for my 28th, 'Tuesday Tea for Two' and also my 19th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee'!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mimi said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture, love the round shaped legs...it looks so much nicer painted...great choice.

Denise Marie said...

very nice job! Yes, my in-laws will be here in a few days and I'm blogging instead of all the wonderful projects I should do before they get here. lol

Tricia said...

What a cool table! It looks great painted off-white, and I love the way you've decorated the top. That's a great spot for decorating books underneath, too!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wonderful table re-do nd I'm loving your overall style.
following you.
dena
sweet pickles and chocolate

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Looks like a totally different table. I like the off white too, straight white can be harsh sometimes.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...what a beautiful WHITE makeover...looks outstanding! Great collection of books! Happy WW:)

Blessings,
Linda

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a great table! Your tranformation turned out perfectly! Theresa

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply adorable!! So glad I stopped by!

Blondie's Journal said...

The table looks beautiful in white! I love it. I will have to remember to use an off white color. It's very shabby chic!!

Happy Wednesday! :-)

xoxo
Jane

GardenofDaisies said...

Your table is so cute! What kind of paint did you use?
And I like the little heart shaped cookies!

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful before and after! I love how the table looks now! I love the flowers, books! I love you did this post using a makeover, lovely vignettes!Your coffee cup and heart pastry to go along with a good book! You can sit back and relax and admire you wonderful table as you have your coffee! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I would love to know what type of coffee you were drinking!

Miss Gracie's House said...

What an interesting table and *white* just sets it off! Happy WW!
Rene

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Yay! Beautiful transformation!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Change ~ How many old brown tables have been thrown out because No One thought to Paint them White ~ Love It!
Thanks for Sharing on W.W.