Friday, April 1, 2011

Goodbye, coffee table

So last year when I finally caved and told Jason he could get a flat screen HDTV, we had a little organization dilemma. That coffee table was supposed to be my temporary fix--well--I guess it was temporary, just not as temporary as I thought it would be.

Last week I found a gem at DI, in my favorite part of the store--the yard area. They keep the crappier furniture back there, but it's where I always find the best stuff. In my opinion, the furniture kept inside the store is way overpriced, but the stuff out back is juuuuuuust right. I picked up this funky old table for $15, spraypainted it with my favorite Krylon Cherry Red, and glazed it with a black glaze from Valspar (I couldn't find Ralph Lauren glaze anywhere, grrrr). I really love how it turned out!

Our Blu-Ray, satellite box, and Wii are in the middle compartment. The little door slides along a track so we can access them easily when we need to, but hide all the clutter when we have company. And we finally have enough storage space to get out the rest of our movies! Well, some of them at least.

The shapely legs and the intricate carvings are what sold me this table. Man, I am really not a great photographer, even with the help of Picnik, because the glaze totally accentuates all those details. It looks so great in real life!

Plus I have a thrifting tragedy to share with you in the coming weeks, so look forward to that!


J'Nette said...

i love it! your so talented!

Jonny said...

Looks great Kate! Missed you girls tonight! -Rach

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I heard a rumor that Home Depot was discontinuing the Ralph Lauren glaze and carrying Martha Steward something or other instead...