1/02/2011

Coffee Table Challenge

Hubby and I found this coffee table at a garage sale for $5. We knew that we could restore it into something a bit less shabby. I know, I know, some of you like this much distressing, but this was a bit much for me. So while hubby fixed the top, I sanded down the legs then the top. I painted it in tones of brown and black and added a checkerboard in the center. Yes, we actually play checkers on it! Here is the final look as it sits in our basement media room.
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I actually found the perfect complement to this table...red and black wooden checkers for a $1 at an antique mall in Wichita, Kansas while visiting relatives. So total tally is $6 for the whole project. Terry
I'm linking up to these parties:
Susan's Met. Monday
Carrie's Amaze Me Monday
Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage
Sassy's Trash to Treasure
Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Kaysi's Motivate Me Monday 
Cassie's Piece of Work Wednesday 
Kim's B & A Party Wednesday  
Maryann's Power Of Paint 
Kelli's ReStored It Wednesday 
Gina's Transformation Thursday 
Becky's Under $100 Party Thrusday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday 
Wendy's Frugal Friday  
Meg's Everything but the Kitchen Sink Friday 
Cindy's Show and Tell Friday
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday
Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday
Jane's Frugalicious Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Sat. Nite Special
Kate's Flaunt It Friday

29 comments:

  1. Terry, I love how you transformed the table. Can't beat the price either!!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  2. Terry, I *so* need to go shopping with you! I love what you did with the table. I agree: I like distressed, but that might be a bit too much for me, even. Super job!

    xoxoxo
    Ricki Jill

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  3. Great job on this table. What a cute idea with the checkers. I'm sure it makes for a nice conversation piece too!

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  4. Hi Terry,
    I love that table. Nice job. Amazing how something can be transformed into something so unique. I redid a $5.00 coffee table recently, too. Take a peek! http://joyjunkandjuxtaposition.blogspot.com/2011/01/remember-this-ugly-thing.html

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  5. This is gorgeous! I would have painted it the same in your room. It would look good black in my room too. Really neat makeover.
    Sherry

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  6. LOVE the table and what you did to it ~ looks wonderful!

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  7. Looks good! What a difference!

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  8. Great find! And the checkerboard is the perfect accent for it.

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  9. This table is really beautiful. I just love a good bargain.

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  10. I can't get over this transformation or the price! My boys would love this. They are just getting into chess and checkers. Really sweet idea! Coming over from Met Monday and a happy new follower!

    Jeanine

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  11. I love it!! I love that you put the checkerboard on top. That is so neat!!

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  12. Love this...both ways! I love the chippy paint of the before but, think the checkboard is a great idea and looks fantastic also! And for $6, with playing pieces, SCORE! Great job!

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  13. Now that's one awesome $5 find...the makeover looks great!

    Blessings,
    linda

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  14. What a steal @ $5! I love the distressed look, also, but I agree some pieces are a bit much. We are birds of a feather because I painted a table for my kids with a checkerboard. Love how this turned out! Looks great in your space!

    Best of the day to you!
    ~Michelle

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  15. it looks brand spankin new! and i love the checkerboard- great for family game night!

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  16. Thanks for entering the giveaway. I'm folkowing you now also. Loved your winter whites post and this great coffee table. When I can get on the computer I'll dig through your archives. On my phone now so it's difficult to comment and see details.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  17. I love all you come up with and this is one of my faves! You can make 5 bucks look like a million!

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  18. What a beautiful transformation! It looks so chic in your room now with the deeper tones. The checkerboard is sooo awesome. :)

    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  19. I like "shabby" but I really love this too. It looks wonderful with your other decor, such a fun way to play checkers!

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  20. Five bucks! Wow, what a great transformation. And some vintage checkers too? What a great piece.

    Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend!

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  21. What a great find! Makes me want to get up early and go garage saling!

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  22. This is awesome! I love how you were take something that most people would pass up, and turn it into something amazing! I just signed up to follow you, I dig your style! I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd hop on over and check mine out.

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  23. Hi Terri~ This is so neat- and $5.00!!! Wow!!! I love how this came out- it is so darling- Such a fun table- you did a great job!!! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  24. Terri, you are a clever and talented one!!! thanks for sharing :D

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  25. How cool is that? I love the checkerboard in the middle. Great idea!!

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  26. I LOVE it! What an amazing save! Thanks for the great idea! How did you paint it to give it the grainy/wood look?

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