I am on a constant hunt for used furniture at a great price so I look on Craigslist a few times a day. I wanted a coffee table I could put alot of graphics on the top & hoped it would have some interesting legs.
Here is what it found.
It was in rough shape. I had a huge water ring on the top & a part of the leg detail was missing. You can see in the top picture the piece I added to fill in the void & make it match the other legs.
I washed it with TSP real good as it reeked of smoke, then I fixed the leg. I painted it two coats of a light cream (DIY chalk paint). Now it was time to decide on the perfect graphic. I remembered seeing something very cool at "4 the love of wood" here. This was my inspiration. If you get a minute you should check out Kristy's blog, she is so talented! So I created the graphics on my computer & transferred them using graphite paper.
Now it was time to paint it all in. This took me a couple of days.
Once I had all the graphics painted in I distressed & waxed two coats of clear & one of dark. Then buffed to perfection.
The blue bird was a last minute decision. I like the little pop of color it gives.
Get ready for a ridiculous amount of pictures.
Oh those sexy legs!
Just love those details.
I wish I could keep it but it's just to large for my living room (51 1/2" x 27 1/2"). I'm sure it's perfect for someone else out there that loves this shabbylicious style.
Now I'm on the hunt again! What will I find next? Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I would love to here your comments. If you'd like to see this piece in person, it's for sale at V Trading in Grand Blanc, MI. Have a great day! Dee