Saturday, August 20, 2011

A long day of coffee tables (#7)

Here is what I did ALL day . ANd I mean ALL day :)
I sanded the living daylights out of this coffee table for my good friend Alina. I was hoping to have it stained and painted today, but I had a few issues to say the least. This seems to be a recuring story for me. I guess that's what I get for learning all I know from google and no actual people or lessons.
In my head I have this amazing finished project, so hopefully sooner than later I will be able to post it. . I have been out there since it was burning hot and finally forced myself in when the bugs were eating me alive. Tomorrows another day.

Now for my finished bench and I am so excited about. My dad got this coffee table at the "Colburn wal mart" with two matching end tables. The minute I saw them I knew they were perfect for these benches I've wanted to try. I made the coffee table first for my room and am going to do the end tables next, maybe for entry way benches or at the foot of a bed to sell. Here it is before:

And here she is now. I have named her Chloe. Doesn't yellow make you think of a Chloe??
Now I just have to decide...a window bench or a foot of the bed bench??

or window?

I love it. Love, Love Love it. Not to toot my own horn or anything:) I have seen these on many a blog, so I will not take all the credit. And you know I had to shabby it a little...
Is still have to attach the top. I will screw it on from the bottom. I also have to seal it still. I am thinking of trying my hand at a wax I have read so much about instead of my standard poly.
 There are so many different styles, colors and fabrics out there. I think they could be great for so many different things. Something to spruce up a room, a seat for putting on your shoes, a bench in your bathroom, dressing room, closet. If you are interested in purchasing one please feel free to email me.

After a day full of sanding.....Im ready for another one tomorrow. I hope to get two more pieces done before the end of my time off (36 hours:( )

 Here is a peek at a project Macie and I are working on for her new room in Vegas.

Linking up to these parties:
Redoux Link Up Party,
Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Friday and


  1. Love your coffee table bench and cant wait to see the frame you did I am a newbie came over from Domestically Speaking!

  2. what a clever idea ... I like you idea. I will never look at a coffee table the same way again!

  3. Love your coffee tablet turned bench. I will be featuring you tomorrow night at my Fall into Fall party that opens Tuesday evenings at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  4. I love this!! The fabric choice is amazing..I have a coffee table bench that I did horrible on, please come fix it!

    Also, I like it at the foot of the bed

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