Thursday, March 17, 2011

Coffee Table disaster

Okay, so I know it has been for-ev-er since my last post! I have been working as a sub at my kiddos school. I am still not finished this coffee table. I would have been finished if the stain was not horribly ugly! The table was going from black to a cherry stain. I loved the look of the pine wood natural, but it would not have matched any other furniture in the house.

Well, I started applying the stain and was not loving it... at all! I thought maybe I would like it more after the second coat, so I sanded a little and applied a second coat...still not loving it! Then I thought, well I am in too deep to turn back, and applied some poly. I hated it! So there it sat in my garage for a week and a half.

Finally, I mustered up the courage to just paint it back black. And that is the process I am doing now. I like it so much beter black. I know people seems like a lot of work to just paint it back to black, but this table was beaten up. It had gouges in the top that I sanded out, and the paint was peeling off from a bleach-in-all-purpose-spray-bottle mix up! So no completed project yet, sorry!

I did get something done yesterday. I got rid of a little brass in the master bathroom, the cheapo way. I had the horrible gold knobs that I had spray painted a few weeks ago and that made a huge improvement. Now it was time for the blinding light fixture! My hubs got a little ahead of me and yanked the whole thing off before I got in for a before pic, so my before pic is of the fixture sitting on my bed:)

I quick zap with some bronze spray paint and ta-da!

Much better, right!


  1. That looks great, Nikki!!! (I know, I'm totally creeping your posts haha) I'm going to have to use the bronze paint idea!

  2. Thanks Katie! bronze spray paint is amazing!!