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Coffee Table Makeover: Rock Star Ruby

As I mentioned yesterday, I did some painting this weekend. Remember the “Debutante Dumpster Dives” post? Graham and I found a coffee table lying in our back alleyway. It was so sad. Luckily, we rescued the poor coffee table. Then I set about sanding, priming and painting the beauty. It is all finished and it is up on Craigslist now. I’m not selling the coffee table on ETSY because the shipping costs would be out of control. The table is made from solid wood and it is heavy!!

Here is the before shot:

Such a sad and slightly disgusting table.

And after…

I decided to go with red to get this table out of its funk. I’ve named this table “Rock Star Ruby” for the obvious reason that rubies are red. However, the more important reason I’ve named it Ruby is because that is my cousin’s daughter’s name and she is a rock star! She was the flower girl in my wedding. Love to you, Ruby.

I was originally going to paint a chevron pattern on the top of the table but I restrained myself. I think it would have been too much. What do you think?

I also recovered a lamp shade over the weekend. It wasn’t a perfect job but I learned so much from my mistakes. Once I’ve perfected covering shades, I hope to add lampshades to my ETSY site.

That’s all the projects for now; it’s time for more treasure hunting.

March 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM 7 comments


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