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Monday, August 15, 2011

Coffee table --- from the take it or leave it bunch!

Remember my take it or leave it post from last week?!?  
Well I had such a blast hearing what you had to say about my finds.
I loved hear what you would do with the pieces.
And now I am excited to start showing you what I did!

Here is my first of the four pieces.
And surprisingly I had a lot of people tell me they would have left this guy....
This was my favorite from that day of garage sales, and so that is why this one is finished first.

This guy was SOLID heavy and well built, which is exactly what I look for when I want a project!

This is how he turned out :o)
What do you think?  
I think it fits right in with everything else in my house.
Nice and beach-y and sweet.

Just some old white chalk paint, distressing, new knobs, and stain. 

I found the knobs on sale for half off at Hobby Lobby.

I think they were just right for this guy.

The stain that I used was darker, but I used a lot of it in little layers to get it just right for what I was wishing for.
I did white wash the sides a bit because I wanted there to be a nice flow from the white to the wood top.

And did you notice that this guy got a little taller?
I added some discarded couch legs to the bottom to give this piece a little lift....
I just felt like it was a bit heavy before the legs were added.

What do you think?
Is this what you pictured for those of you who said you would have kept this piece?
Did you like the take it or leave it idea?
Becauseeee I have some new finds that I would love to get your opinion on!


I am linking up at a few of these parties this week.


Blogger Peggy said...

Jaime - that's amazing - I have to admit I might have left that one behind but you demonstrate how vision comes into play. Fabulous job!

August 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Love it. Why can't I find stuff like that. I need to find something to use as a tv stand in between two bookcase. It also has to be like 54 inches wide. Anyways, great job!!!!!


August 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

holy crapoly wow! Jaime Lyn you are amazing. I LOVE this!!!!!

August 16, 2011 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Heather A. said...

Really, I had him on my take list... but I never would have been able to make it look as good as you did! Great job! I love it!

August 16, 2011 at 3:48 AM  
Blogger Homeroad said...

Jamie Lyn I think it's wonderful! Beautiful color and very unusual table! Love it!

August 16, 2011 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's gorgeous! I'd love to know how you refinished the top. I kind of always get nervous to redo table tops, any tips?

Pamela @

August 16, 2011 at 4:54 AM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

OK, Jaime...gotta tell ya...this was the piece I was least sure about...but when I saw the first "after" photo, I said (out loud, mind you) - OH! It's perfect! I can't believe it's the same just so have a wonderful way of seeing how a piece should look and then executing that perfectly...Jaime, you truly rock. Great job.

August 16, 2011 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Adele said...

I just love this! I used the same technique on a magazine rack I got last week. It's so simple but the results are so satisfying! Beautiful!

August 16, 2011 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Me said...

love love LOVE it! Oh my took from $5 and turned it into a million bucks! I really want to know what kind of stain you used. I am painting a cousin's toy box and I think this whitewashed look would be perfect!!

August 16, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. You have such a great eye for what can be done. I said leave it on that one, bu now I would definitely take it! Loved that you raised it.

August 16, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Jester said...

Love It!

August 16, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Really, it looked like that before?? You are amazing! I love all of your projects, but this one might be my favorite. Can you please come to my house & redo furniture with me?! :)

August 16, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

this rocks! it was not first on my list to take - but wow! Great job - amazing. can't wait to see the rest!!!

August 16, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger {amy k.} said...

LOVE it! and love that you added height to it!

August 16, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Ido said...

Wow! I'm speechless...... LOVE IT!

August 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Well, well I am glad you listened to your own heart and kept this little guy! It looks splendid. Fits in with the room perfectly.

August 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Jen-uinely Inspired said...

What a transformation! You did an amazing job!!

August 16, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Suzy-Q said...

It's fantastic and I adore it!

August 16, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Brandie said...

You did an awesome I would have for sure left that piece behind, but I'm glad YOU didnt!!

August 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Craftcherry said...

Oh my goodness! I totally would have passed it by's just beautiful now!!

August 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely, this came out so great! I love it. Thanks for sharing! VBg

August 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger ~ Laura said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the way you chose to refinish it!! What I like about this one is the end drawer and cupboards...that gives it a lot of interest in what otherwise would be a box!! Good eye!! :)

August 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

WOW! I'm so impressed! I totally want to do something like this!

August 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Carmella said...'s a keeper...hehehe I just didn't have the vision for it that you did (I think I said I would have left it) It looks amazing and fits in perfectly!

August 17, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Tausha said...

Genius! I would have not thought to use this piece as a coffee table! You are one rockin, talented chica! So glad that I found your blog! Happy week

August 17, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Mami Made It said...

Amazing! Well done!

August 17, 2011 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Elle and Lou said...

Beautiful- it looks great in your room too. Lynda

August 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

I don't even know where to start. I know I have been a bad friend..(I will call you back this afternoon). We have not only not spoken in a while but I have also been neglectful with the blog stuff, yours and mine both.
Knowing you post nearly everyday..I really shouldn't get behind. I don't know which project to comment on!! Im completely overwhelmed.You have done some wonderful things lately. This coffee table makeover find is my favorite but I really like the piano bench makeover too! You even changed the look of the blog again. Great:) Your giving wonderful distressing tips! I can't wait. Nick and I have purchased a few new pieces of furniture and we are painting and distressing the old stuff white. YEAH!! I need your help. Your going to have to show me your painting supplies next week.
If you get this comment before I get to talk to you...road trip here we come. We are for sure coming. We are super excited. It's funny actually. You two probably spent so much time on the road that a road trip is dreadful. We are actually excited about everything right down to the drive:). Oh my we are dorky.

August 19, 2011 at 5:04 AM  
Anonymous Northwest Texas said...

This is totally amazing and I am so jealous. I am not adept at the whole distress thing. I either over-do it or don't distress enough. So glad you shared.


August 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing at the DIY Showoff. I have to admit I'm not sure I would have picked it up, and that is saying something.

August 22, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is an AMAZING redo! I never would have guessed it was the same piece! I love the beachy look.

August 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Wow that is beautiful! I love what a little paint can do. I found you at I Heart Nap Time link party. I am a new blogger and a new follower :-)

August 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did an amazing job! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

August 28, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love that you put the legs on it - the height gives it a totally different look. Beautiful!

September 11, 2011 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Floppin Flower said...

This piece is Awesome!

October 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM  

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