Sofa Table – from Drab to Fab!

1076_resizedActually the sofa table wasn’t really drab – I loved it when I bought it 7 years ago or so. But similar to my previous post, I am really trying to move from the “yes, my house is full of hand me downs” to “yes, my house is actually decorated with a consistent theme”!

This summer, it was time to tackle the sofa table (there is a matching coffee table that we also worked on, that one is coming soon!)

Similar to my old wood floors which just got refinished, the color on this table was totally leaning orange (not a huge fan on my floors or my furniture, though I do like the orange1078_resized in my logo!) Also, the glued laminate strip around the edges was peeling off – yes, this piece of furniture was a laminate/pressed wood, cheap affordable piece (actually ordered from Target years ago).  It definitely served its purpose, but now I needed it to fit!

Since this was the first piece we tackled, we actually sanded the whole thing back to its natural state. That 20150608_120809_resizedwasn’t easy, mind you. Mid-way through, I purchased a Dremmel! That made our lives a little easier.

Sanding took a couple of days. Then the painting began. We decided to use the same high gloss paint we used on the trim in our kitchen and living room. It took about 2-3 coats. Especially in some spots where we kept seeing some staining coming through.

Yes, I am sure the high gloss wasn’t exactly intended for this purpose, but I have to say, the finished product looks pretty awesome. I purchased some burlap from Walmart (approximately $6 for the roll)…you’ll see a consistent repeat of the burlap in the projects coming up. And here’s what we ended up with:

Sofa table done6

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