Coffee Table-I just can't leave this thing alone!
I fell in love with this table years ago. I picked it up at Flowers By Donna Jean for $20! The only thing was that it was painted this ugly red color and had some areas that needed some tlc. Once I got it home I began transforming this giant beast. I first painted it an espresso color and spray painted the handles silver. Then I felt it was too dark for our living room and I stenciled some leaves in white on the top. Then I hated that and painted the whole thing a light blue-almost white- color. Again, didn't like it and I gave it to the kids for their playroom. I painted the whole thing this bright teal color and spray painted the handles bright green and orange. I also painted the top with chalkboard paint. Let me just say this, chalkboard, great. Chalkboard with 5 little boys seeing how much chalk it will take to completely color in the chalkboard=giant cloud of chalk dust all over everything!!!! So no more indoor chalkboard. After that a lot of things changed. The playroom became our bedroom, our bedroom became the triplets bedroom, the office/guest room is currently a mixture of playroom and the other two things I said, and Ty got his own room, which he needed so badly! Now where was I? Oh, the coffee table. So I finally decided to completely strip it down and start over. It took me a week of sanding and stripping. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I enjoy doing this kind of thing. I was done with painting it. I found this water based tinted stain that is a dream to use! And I can honestly say I love this table now. Although I did buy another color of stain to maybe layer it. And there goes my husband rolling his eyes. I know, I'm screwed up.