Monday, April 12, 2010

Metal Top Table Redo

My most recent project in the painting department is this metal top coffee table.
A friend no longer had use for it and asked me if I wanted it. The answer took about negative 2 seconds – yes!
After bringing the table home and cleaning it up a bit I went back and forth between painting and leaving it unfinished. I tend to like a mix of finishes (paint and wood) in my house and liked the rustic nature of the table. In the end, however, the painting won out because of the space I planned to use it in.
After sanding, scraping, and cleaning, I taped up the top and the casters and got to work. I used my normal heirloom white spray paint and then finished with a glaze. The entire process took only a few hours.
Here is the finished table in its new home.  Love it!
Note: You may recognize this space as my recently finished basement.  The coffee table shown in the magazine photos (here and here) is really from upstairs in my living room. It was moved to the basement for the photo shoot. I am very happy to now have a table for the basement too!

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96 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Gorgeous makeover! I swear it looks like it belongs in a Pottery Barn catalog!

Jeanine

Two Shades of Pink said...

I know that paint can transform anything but this is just stunning.

raggygirlvintage said...

That worked out so good, it looks very professional!
Tracey

glg said...

That is one of my all time favorite coffee tables. I love the metal top. My neighbors never offer me anything like that!

Mrs. Adventure said...

I love it, great job!

Kacey said...

Absolutely fabulous! I just love the patina - and how incredible that it was FREE!

Suzanne said...

Such a beautiful project. I'll bet your friend is kicking herself. It goes perfectly in front of that couch.

Allison said...

Looks fabulous! A perfect fit down there!

Meg said...

That WAS easy. And it looks great! and it was free!

Jessica Hills said...

This looks so great!

Kammy said...

Love this - looks great !
Kammy

Allison Shops said...

Gorgeous! Great makeover. Dropping by from Rhoda's.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I just found your blog and love it. The coffee table turned out wonderful. I am your newest follower! I hope you will drop by for a visit.

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Oh, so pretty! I love how this turned out. I want it!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love it and it looks great in your room!

Jen T said...

LOVE it!!! You did a fabulous job & it looks great with the wire basket under it. Good eye!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, this is beautiful! Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

handbags*n*pigtails said...

I LOVE it!
Sarah
handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I love it! I linked up with Cheri's blog hop.

Sabrina said...

This is so great! I love the rustic charm.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That table is gorgeous!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh- i love that table!!! why would your friend get rid of it, but so glad she did! you made it just gorgeous!

Laura said...

What a great makeover.
I just painted something yesterday with Heirloom White- my favorite as well.

I am linking to the same party.
Come by if you can-

Laura

White Spray Paint

Janet said...

looks lovely in that context...great job ;)

Victoria said...

That is truly gorgeous! If your friend has seen it she probably wants it back!!!

Roseanna said...

Love it! The combination of wood and metal is fantastic!!

Laura said...

Great table!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm lovin' this COOL table...awesome makeover! I hope you are having a FUN time at my PAR-TAY!

Blessings,
Linda

kayce hughes said...

Love the table!

Molly said...

That is amazing. I bet your friend has some serious regrets about giving that thing away!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I can't believe your friend gave that table up. Lucky you. It is the coolest table and you made it even better with paint job. It looks great in it's new home. Love love love it.

Sandra said...

That is so cool, I love the metal top. It looks great painted but I'm sure I would have liked it the other way too. Nice to have options. Love it in the room.

Sparta Savings said...

I love this! I've never seen such a neat table - what a find you have! I can't believe your friend gave it up! Visiting from The Frugal Home

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

WOW, what a difference! It looks great!!! Thanks for joining the party :)
-Jill

Julie said...

Love the table & your room! Forgive my ignorance, but are the plants on the table real? & if so, what kind are they?

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! I looooove it! I bet your friend noe regrets giving it away!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I recognized that basement space from the very first picture! It has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it in a magazine (can't remember which one!) and I've got it on my inspiration board for my family room. Too funny :)! (and if you couldn't tell, i LOVE that space!!!) Anyway... :) ... that table turned out beautifully, and looks just perfect in there -- great job!
Blessings,
Stacey

Room to Inspire said...

Wow, this is such a great piece! I love the metal top next to the painted white - beautiful. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this, it is so wonderful. I like the edges, how it is built up.

junkdreams said...

This is gorgeous...love the combination of the metal and white! What a great save!
xojanis

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a cool table... I don't think I've seen anything like that... LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I bet your friend now wants her table back. :)

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.

Laura Lynn said...

Awesome! I love the table! I think it is a zinc top. It looks similar to a cabinet/buffet that I have.
If it is, it just gets better with age. Lucky you!
Thanks,
LL

Fawnda said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the way it turned out!

Kendra Joyner said...

This looks great! I have a hard time, too... paint or not to paint... I think you made the right choice!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Wow, beautiful! So glad I'm following you, haha!

Congrats on all of your features, that must be so exciting! Especially after putting in so much hard work!

Patti said...

nice job...like the items you have on it, too!

Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway! ~patti~

Anita said...

I so love this coffee table! But I also love your rug. Mind me asking where you got it? If it was your neighbor I'm moving to the neighborhood!

Red Door Home said...

It is an indoor/outdoor rug made by Dash and Albert.

Chatelaine said...

It's wonderful that you saw the potential in the old table. It cleaned up nicely and looks great in your room. Good job!

Amy Kinser said...

I love your table. Great gift from your friend. I would love friends like that.

Going to sign up to follow you and will look forward to keeping up with your other projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

My So Called Creative Life... said...

I bought that issue of that mag! I love your basement!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awesome make over! can you come over to my side of the world and give me some assitance! lol..

Cheryl said...

What a difference! Great job:)

C'est Magnifique said...

WOW! I LOVE that table! I bet your friend is wishing she could have it back now!!

Tania

Lenore said...

That is a FABULOUS table and looks perfect where you've placed it.
The metal top is great so that you don't have to worry about stains etc.

Katie said...

That is an awesome table! YOu did a great job!

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous table any way you look at it and redo it...your friend was good to you!!

Kathysue said...

Very very cool. Love the fact that it has a metal top,how unusual and great texture for a room, Kathysue

Jen said...

That is truly gorgeous! I bet your friend wants it back now - I would! LOL!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious!!!!! I have never seen anything like this! I absolutely love it! I need a friend who gives me their cast off furniture!! It's really the coolest piece I've seen in a long time!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Ooo I love that coffee table!!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Turned out great! I would have been torn between paint or not too...but it looks great in the space! Shewoo!! :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my... that is one fabulous table makeover! Actually, I'm in love with everything around it too. I'm off to snoop around abit more.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I love your table! Found you through Funky Junk....glad I did! Great blog - come see me!

bbcd mama said...

Stopping by from LBS Tea Party. LOVE how you repurposed this piece of furniture! Love red doors on houses, too.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Simply stunning! Looks like a perfect match for the space! Amazing job!

Atelier de Charo said...

Goes perfect in that beautiful space. Great job.

Charo

kim said...

I love that table and how you finished it and distressed it. What a great friend to give that to you. Your basement is gorgeous.

Tracy F said...

New to your blog - found you through BNOTP - love, love your table and everything in your basement!

Kelly said...

great table! before AND after!

kelly

Millie said...

Perfect! The table fits in so well with the other pieces.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Beautiful! It's amazing what paint can do. I really like the contrast between the darker metal top and the white wood. Perfect!
Deborah

Sandy said...

I just love the table.. and I'm a white paint person....
Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

NO WAY! Lucky you! It's so cool. You did an amazing job on it.
Kelly

Liz said...

LOVE IT! It is such an original. You did such a great job. :)

~Liz

Atticmag said...

Super table, outstanding possibilities and great result. Has anyone asked what's your heirloom white paint and which glaze? Would love to know. I have a little tray table with scalloped top that could benefit. Jane F.

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for asking. I should have included this info in my post.

The paint is from Lowe's and is an interior/exterior satin spray paint made by Valspar. The color is Porcelain.

The glaze is something I bought 10 years ago from Home Depot and still haven't run out! It is by Ralph Lauren and is called Smoke. I am guessing it is no longer available. If you would like me to send you the formula please email me.

awal.ny said...

Great redo, love the white of course and I like that you left the top.

clustres said...

Very nice. And how practical is that! Pam

Cindy Geilmann said...

I think it's a perfect restoration.

Lucky you!

comevisit
hugs
auntelsie'strinketstreasures.blogspot.com

janet said...

Just lovely...well done! I am a late comer to the spray paint craze...but really enjoying all you can create with this wonderful stuff...;-) Happy to have found your blog.
Janet

Cottage Dreamers said...

Oh wow! Does your friend want it back now? hee hee!
☺ Celeste

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Wow, love your table, it came out
beautiful and goes so well in your family room. good work!!
blessings, Nellie

Cabin and Cottage said...

FAB table! Great combo! Zinc is so ZING! Jacqueline

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I love your redo table. It is perfect with the metal top. How lucky you have amazing neighbors. Thanks for the inspiring post.

Mary Ellen said...

I bet your friend is just kicking herself now to not have had the vision for the table that you did!! It is beautiful!!

Brooke said...

I love that! And the painted ceiling. I once saw a blue ceiling with silver over it, gorgeous!!

Holly said...

I pretty much think it has all been said, but the table is awesome. Love the tabletop.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Great table!
-Trish

michiganhome said...

Beautiful table, both before and after. And is this the same table as featured on the cover of Renovation Home that appears on the sidebar of your blog? It looks absolutely fabulous where your friend had it in her living room -- please tell us what in the world she replaced it with! It looks perfect in its new home, too! Great job!

- Your newest follower (365),
Michiganhome

michiganhome said...

Oops - I meant the Renovation Style cover, not Renovation Home. Thanks!

- Michiganhome

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That table is awesome and it looks perfect in your living room. That settee with the feed sack pillows is quite a looker as well. Thanks for sharing.

Farmgirl Susan said...

I love your table, too! That metal top is so cool. What a fantastic job you did with it. I just discovered your blog and can't wait to read more. Your home is lovely - and so inspiring! :)

Lourie said...

Wow! I can't believe how you transformed that table! It came out beautiful. Stopping from Holly's Tickled Pink!

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