Friday, June 24, 2011

Queen Bee Coffee Table

My parents and couple of good naps from little Lydia were just what I needed to complete the redo of our coffee table. 

I used chalk paint this time, but for this project I should have used regular paint since I ended up using clear poly for the sealer to help with the sturdiness of the piece.  I also used poly because I didn't care for the aged look the wax gave this piece.  Oh well, live and learn.  I did really like using the chalk paint, it just wasn't helpful for this project.  I also ended up with a lot of brush marks since it dries so fast.

It distresses really well

Here is the before:
And the stock photo
My parents re-upholstered the 4 wedge stools that fit underneath the table.  They did a fantastic job.
I adore the fabric

Then I added the stencil in a charcoal acrylic paint

All finished!

What do you think?  I'll do the living room reveal in a couple of weeks when I get the rest of my projects finished up.

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  1. Wow! this is exquisite! Love the end result - did you have clear wax? I have enjoyed it myself -
    Hope you have a great weekend,

  2. visiting from the SSP

    Fabulous redo. The fabric is pretty and the table looks a whole lot better.

  3. That table is fabulous! I love the bee design and the color and fabric you chose for the redo! Beautiful!

  4. So pretty! I have been thinking about adding some sort of embellishment to a table that I have, and this looks so nice!

  5. Oooh, la, la! Your table is gorgeous! I love the bee and crown motif, and envy your stenciling abilities:) And your parents did a perfect job reupholstering the cushions, love the fabric!

  6. Looks fabulous! What a great transformation. This post would be such a great addition to my blog party! I hope you stop by and join in.

  7. Great work! It changes the whole look of the room.

  8. Fantastic...fantastic. You are lucky to have such talented parents!! How cute are thay?? I have seen that table on craigslist - for a song. Wish I had scooped it up. I just ordered that same stencil!!

    Great work...Linda

  9. Beautiful, Miranda! I love the look and the functionality. Very cool. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday! xo Jami

  10. that little bee detail is so cute on top and i love the cushions! that is such a handy piece! :) and yay for parents who help!

  11. I just adore bees! It looks fabulous.


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