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"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
Lori Fradella
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Table-Before and After



Well, since I am (without a doubt) my mother’s daughter, I too love design. I especially love mixing vintage and modern pieces together to dress a room.
As the popularity of shows on TV such as “Flea Market Flip” and with DIY websites like Pinterest increase so does my inner “crafty Cathy”.

Within the last few months I have completed various DIY projects my most recent has been the coffee table that currently sits in my favorite little corner of the apartment.
I was out for a run early in the morning when I saw a small (hideous) coffee table, but that I knew had a lot of potential. The thing with flipping flea market or garage sale finds is that you can’t take an item for what it is; you need to take it for what it could be. I inspected the table more and saw that it had some beautiful molding and great wood detail; it just needed a little love.

My next mission was to go to The Home Depot where I got a small sanding block ($2.98) and a can Rust-Oleum Dark Gray, high gloss paint ($3.98). Then I got home, got a wet rag and wiped down every nook and cranny of my new coffee table. After it was dried I sanded the wood with a light sander (this helps to give us a “clean canvas” and finish getting out any other dirt in there!) and then I applied 2-3 layers of my spray paint!

My next step will be to add some clear coat lacquer paint so that it becomes a little more durable. With a little elbow grease you can have some of those ultra-wow coffee tables that you see in those magazines! It’s all about potential!


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