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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15 comments:

  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,
    Kathy

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  2. visiting from the SSP

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.
    alchemyfineliving.com

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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  11. I just adore bees! It looks fabulous.
    Deb

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