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« on: September 11, 2010 09:55:43 AM »

When I got my first unfurnished college apartment, I got a bunch of real cheap stuff at Ikea, including a LACK coffee table.  After about 4 years, my little coffee table had seen better days, so I started looking out for a cheap one on Craigslist that I could refinish.

I really lucked out by finding a great little coffee table for $5!  Grin  I love the drawer (perfect for my husband's Xbox controllers and remote) and the shelf.  The table was solid wood and was in great shape except for the top; the top was a thin veneer and was quite chipped up and water stained from the previous owners.  Since it wasn't really a candidate for staining, I decided to just paint the top.  After a couple coats of spray primer, a spray paint (I decided I wasn't in the mood to brush), and quite a few coats of wipe-on poly, here it is:



Not a very impressive or difficult redo, but it certainly did brighten up my living room!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010 01:02:49 PM »

How lovely!

I've been thinking about doing something similar when my current coffee table finally bites it. Smiley
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I think it IS impressive! Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010 09:32:36 AM »

I think I am going to give painting a try---the thought of sanding and re-staining has made my coffee table as ugly as it was five years ago because I just can't get excited to start...in other words, I think I am inspired to get it done quick and cheap!

Thanks for the inspiration--it looks really good!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010 08:44:24 AM »

A very impressive outcome. Looks great and I love the addition of the basket. Adds a lot.
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