I recently painted SIX personal pieces of furniture in our "new" house. You know that saying "the cobbler's kids go without shoes?" Well that's true around here! My own furniture pieces and house are the last to get some lovin'!
When we moved to WA and my husband got out of the Navy, we bought a foreclosed upon house that hadn't been updated since it was built in the nineties. I have a ton of projects that I've wanted to do but I've been so worn out with the traumatic birth of my son and his medical issues that I've set them aside. The last two weeks, though, I've enjoyed doing a few projects.
Today I'm sharing the before and after pictures of this amazing antique trunk turned coffee table.
My friend Adrien gave us the vintage trunk to use for a coffee table. She is the Queen of finding awesome stuff for cheap or free! Our living room has a really narrow rectangular shape so we were having a hard time finding a coffee table that was small enough to not block the door to the bathroom/laundry room.
The Liberty Blue turned out so vibrant. I did two coats on the trunk.
This little metal server is great to set coffee and food on. It's easy to clean too! I did put a coat of Tough Coat over the paint to protect it as well and add some shine. Like the white fireplace? Check out how I painted it in this blog post.
Today I'm featuring a thrift store chest of drawers that my sister-in-law and I found. I thought I'd have to paint the whole thing because of damage to the veneer. But alas, while sanding some goop off of the top, I realized that the veneer underneath was perfectly fine and sanded the whole thing. I decided to stain the top in Cappuccino Stain Oil, the perfect rich brown.
All of the furniture pieces with the exception of the industrial shelving unit are used pieces that I've re-homed and painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.
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