Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Perfectly Imperfect Coffee Table

Hello everyone!

For the longest time I've been contemplating painting my coffee table.  I had reservations though because I like it as it is.  But once the rug was removed from underneath it, I realized that I was finally ready.  

The coffee table blended in with the floor too much.  So, I decided to just paint the underside of the coffee table and leave the top (which is really old) alone. 

 

I painted it using the same white paint that I've used on other furniture pieces and then used a piece of sand paper to distress it heavily.
 


 
This was so easy to do and now I love it even more.

 

It contrasts with the floor and brings that farmhouse feel into the room that I love.

 



Hope you're having a good first week of July so far.  We are expecting a lot of rain unfortunately.  Not sure how that will affect our plans for the 4th of July.  We were hoping to spend time with some friends of ours at a firework show and eating out.  Guess mother nature has different plans for us.  We'll see!

Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Wow-us-Wednesdays

49 comments:

Deserae said...

I LOVE IT!!!! It turned out wonderful and looks perfect :o) Have a Happy 4th of July!
~Des

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Looks wonderful. Happy 4th!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

It is perfectly imperfect Kelly. I am a fan of the new look!
Happy Fourth to you and yours Kelly. It is starting to look as if Mother Nature is thinking rain on the fourth for us as well.
Hugs, Gee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kelly, that's EXACTLY what that table needed to fit your space so perfectly.

I ♥ it big time.

Well done!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great! It does make a huge difference.

Linda said...

I LOVE it!! I love it! As always - you are my inspiration!

Stacey said...

Looks great. Everything you do looks nice.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Kelly. I love your "imperfect".

Poppy said...

Your beautiful table looks just perfect and goes so well in your space! I love your living room decor! Thanks for letting us peek in and hope you have a wonderful 4th! Hugs,Poppy

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like this, Kelly. Especially the chunky legs, very farmhousey!

I hope you have good weather for the 4th. I haven't even checked ours!

XO,
Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Oh my I love your table. I am looking for one just like it. I love what you did with just painting the skirt and legs. Gorgeous. Love it.
Kris

Andrea said...

Loooove it!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks so great!!!! Very pretty!! I agree with you it looks better against the floor. I'm excited you took this big step!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Perfect! Looks beautiful in your lovely room!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Just the right touch, Kelly.

Debbiedoos said...

WOW what a huge difference Kelly! It's perfect. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. I am loving all this two toned furniture I have been seeing lately.

Pamela said...

Love it!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your farmhouse coffee table looks great, Kelly! I like how you distressed it too. Hoping you still get to enjoy your 4th. We celebrated Canada Day yesterday in sunshine and more sun today but rain is on it's way.

NanaDiana said...

I really LOVE the new distressed look, Kelly. It really stands out for the floor this way- xo Diana

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It looks wonderful Kelly! You have such good taste. :) I've been contemplating painting my barstools, but can't seem to bring myself to do it. LOL! Hope you have good weather for the 4th. Feel free to send any rain our way. The ground is starting to crack it's so dry. :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It looks like it was meant to be that way...beautiful!

Anne said...

I did the same project yesterday. Great minds as they say!!! Love your pretty table.

xox

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It turned out great Kelly. We are expecting 80% chance of rain on the 4th :-(. We have great views and thought we would see some great fireworks from our front porch. Fingers crossed that it doesn't rain.

WhineNRoses said...

Hi! I am so glad I found your blog!!
I love the coffee table- looks great!!
Jenn

Dorie said...

She's a beauty!!! And I love her adorable chunky legs!! Good job Kelly!

chateau chic said...

I like your new look for your coffee table, Kelly! That great old wood top shows up great with the contrasting white on the legs.
Mary Alice

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, that was such a good idea and such a good job. It is just perfect, especially without the rug under it. Hope you don't get rained out on the 4th..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Pondside said...

I love it - that table is just right in every way. Well done!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

wonderful! looks great in the room, and you are definitely right, now it stands out against the wood floor. I do love the top as is. Very nice job. Rain or shine, hope you guys have a great 4th of July

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Simply Gorgeous! Nice work!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your table...It turned out great!!
It is going to rain here on the 4th of July too.
Might ruin our plans too.
~Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You did a wonderful job creating a worn looking finish on your table, and it pops against your wood floors now!

Angela Santaniello said...

LOVE the table! You created the worn, distressed look perfectly and I love how you left the top as is! Pinning.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Debra Oliver said...

looks wonderful, great job!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love love this piece. Such a fabulous table. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing - http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/171st-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous, the PERFECT touch! Kelly love the way you did the sanding. Happy 4th!

Cynthia

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the table Kelly and it does look great with the bare floor!!...Hope you have a rain free and safe 4th!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The table is just perfect now. The whole room is just so inviting! I love it.
Hugs,
Patti

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! While I loved your table before, it looks amazing painted! You did a fabulous job! I just did the same thing to my coffee table, too. Happy 4th!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Lovely Kelly! Have a wonderful 4th!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Happy 4th Kelly! I hope you don't have rain. I think we will have decent weather but hot and humid. I love how the coffee table looks, perfect as usual. You have great instincts!

Marissa said...

Kelly, how I wish you were my neighbor.. then you would come over and help me re-do... LOVE IT..

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Your table looks perfect! Hmm I have been putting off painting our tables in the great room. You have given me inspiration.
Happy 4th of July!!

Anne said...

Kelly love the contrast of the wood with the white legs!You distressed it perfectly too! Sorry about the rain.You must be getting the same weather as Florida.We were there on vacation.We just got back and the last of our trip was allot of rain! So glad to be back with sunshine!Hope you are enjoying the 4th anyway.
xx
Anne

Christine Vandormolen said...

that was a great idea Kelly..funny how one thing leads to another.....Greetings from hot ARIZONA....this Washingtonian is burning up

Down to Earth Style said...

Good choice! Looks great with the floor.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly that turned out great!! I love the worn finish.

LivingVintage said...

I love it! You did a great job.