Sunday, July 24, 2011

Table to Ottoman Redo-Redone-Renew

Back in December of 2009 I made a coffee table into an ottoman.  This was a gift for someone very special. But the ottoman has found it’s way back to me for a little makeover… change up the fabric to something a little more durable.
So to refresh… a .99 cent table was covered in fabric used from a curtain panel. To see the full tutorial click here.
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As luck would have it I managed to find another curtain panel to use.  This faux leather panel was found at Habitat for Humanity for just $10.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Little Black Magic

I’ve taken a bit of a break the last couple of weeks, trying to enjoy some of the summer weekends.  Plus the fact that it’s just been TOO HOT to do any work outside in the garage. 
But here’s a little something I’ve managed to sneak in.
I’ve had this vintage telephone table/gossip bench for about two years in the corner of my garage.  It just kept getting buried under all the new items I’d bring home. But this weekend it took center stage for its makeover.
Looking slightly drab in it’s original condition.
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With the help of some black paint,  a sanding block and some matte varathane for good measure…. yada yada yada.. voila!
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I didn’t prime this piece because I wanted the wood to come through with distressing.  I didn’t overdo the distressing either… just a little natural wear and tear look.
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A great little entryway piece to sit and put your shoes on.
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It actually goes very nicely with my newly painted black door.
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Since we’re on the topic… as much as I liked it white, the black adds a little dramatic surprise at the end of the hallway.
Door before ~
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and after ~
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A little black paint goes a long way~
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Thanks for reading
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