the $10 coffee table.


 
Most people getting ready to move do things like pack, sort and clean.  Me?  What better time to start and finish projects, right?
We've been searching for a coffee table for some time.  We wanted cheap, real wood and a certain shape.  Hello yard sale find from a sweet old lady for $10.  It was in pretty good shape.  Normal people would have taken it home, polished it and called it a day.  But we had a vision. 
I wanted the top to look like a vintage sign.  Doug had the idea to add our last name.  I googled some inspiration, settled on a color and there we go.  (Spray paint was Rustoleum red- not sure of the name).     
I printed out my stencil and cut them out.  I used "Poster Script" and "Arial Black".  
I primed and painted.  
I traced the stencils after measuring for placement.  
I got this far the first night...
...then added a few more details the next day.
When it was dry, I gave it a good sanding to age it.  
And then I loved it forever. :) 
Just an FYI.  You may notice that if you sand over white words they will pick up some of the color they are painted on...in this case, my letters turned pink.  I just went over the letters with a magic eraser and it got them back to white and I was still able to sand them the way I wanted them. 
Love. 








The best part is that the boys can't hurt it.  Win.  Win.  Win. 

I love a good makeover. 
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13 comments:

verabear said...

I love what you did with it! awesome :)

Chantelle said...

Awesome job! SO CUTE! :)

Stel said...

Such a cool cool table! Well done.

Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love it! You did a great job. It looks amazing!

Jeanine

{northern cottage} said...

I'm in LOVE too - I would want this in my house (even though my name's not Johnsen!) Are you Danish perhaps? My mom's family name was Jacobsen!

Judy said...

So creative! Love how it turned out.

Summer said...

that looks amazing! i love it -- great job!

Suzanne said...

fabulous! love the red, especially with the newly turquoise dresser!

Shelley said...

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Shelley said...

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The life of Clare said...

Yep, it's amazing. Such a fantastic piece of furniture for your house now!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Seriously in love with it! Great job!! :)

Carlisle Dekerlegand said...

Love, love, love! You are very creative. I'll surely check out some table sales and have them delivered at my house through the sydney removalist. I'd love to do this as the first 2013 project. Thanks!

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