If you’re a regular reader, you know that we’ve been making over our little old war-era bungalow one diy project at a time for the last several months. Unfortunately, I tend to bounce around a bit and not finish one room entirely before moving onto another project (I clean like that too, a little here, oh look that’s dirty, a little there). Things like the right light fixture for the kitchen and painting the hallway ceiling are still left undone.
It’s no different with the living room mini-makeover. I started out wanting to paint our pine tv armoire (apparently 92% of our readers wanted us to paint it to!). As soon as I had a coat of paint on it, I realized our old-school country coffee table needed a pick me up even more. (Yes, that is a heart cutout you see. Oh, the decorating sins I have committed.)
Being the insanely thrifty person I am these days and being unwilling to buy a new coffee table, but not wanting to look at the hearts for a moment longer, I had been thinking about how to disguise this cutesy throwback. I tried to use a long black runner across the middle of the table. It worked temporarily, but the hearts could still be seen from certain angles. Not cool. I thought of covering the hearts somehow, perhaps a square of wood or something. Um, yeah. Then I remembered we had some leftover beadboard /wainscotting in the shed from the kitchen ceiling project.
At this point I just have to re-acknowledge how AWESOME my hubby is. He not only puts up with my projects, he actually digs things out of the shed, stands outside on the deck in November with a table saw and does the stuff I am too clumsy to do. He even runs out of town to pick up a kijiji find after a long day of work (watch for that project later). Be still my heart – we are a match made in heaven!
Ahem. Anyway, back to the coffee table.
After Dean so kindly dug out, measured, cut and attached the beadboard, I painted the whole table with some leftover Behr Swiss Coffee (the colour of the trim in the main areas of our house).
And then I glazed the whole thing. Read about how I did that here.
TADA! Here is the finished coffee table.
What do you think – improvement yes? Do you have any pieces that could use a glazing makeover?