Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Black Coffee

Can you stand another French typography coffee table makeover? I hope so, because I’m not tired of them yet! I call this one “Black Coffee!”
Here’s how it started out. It was a good Basset coffee table, with two drawers. I loved the plank-style wood top.
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I chose to only sand the center section of the top down to bare wood. The plan was to paint the base and the “frame” of the top. Then I chose my graphic and got painting! You can see that I didn’t worry about bits and pieces of the old stain being left behind. I think it adds to the character of the finished piece.
French ad from The Graphics Fairy.
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After the lettering was painted and distressed, I stained the top with Minwax Antique Walnut, and painted the rest of the coffee table black (get it??), using Behr Ultra paint.
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I kept the original hardware, including the decorative metal scrolls in the corners.
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I like how the top looks like it was framed!
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And of course I had to play with a couple of accessories…
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So there you have it! If you want more information on how I create my tables, be sure to check out the French Chocolate table, Café table, French Twist, and the Postcard table!
This project has been featured at West Furniture Revival, Addicted 2 Decorating, and Perfectly Imperfect.
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Linking up here!

83 comments:

Tammy said...

I love it!!!! I really like the black paint with the stain too!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it and i love that the top looks framed...
How many hours did this one take...lauren

Twice Nice said...

That is Fabulous! You are one talented gal. Really will have to try your technique someday.
Deb

gail said...

Korrie! you just keep amazing me! I have to check your method again... I just cut up a bed, and I need to do this to one of the pieces. LOVE your work!
gail

Ruffles and Relics said...

that is just beautiful! I have a coffee table I want to try this on but I'm afraid I don't have your talent, so I'll just drool over yours ok?

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

i love it! I especially love the scrolly iron parts on the legs!

the nayz said...

this table is a.ma.ZING!!! Love the framed look as well.

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Sherri said...

Love it!!! What a great project!! Good job!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Having lived in France and being a lover of all things French, I think this table is gorgeous! I have to read more of your blog and see how you do such an amazing job on the lettering.

Papillon said...

I just LOVE all your French tables-thay are 'absoluement magnifique!!'
Every time I see an old table for sale, I think of you, and want to do the same!

Myszka said...

Oh my, I just love it!!!! Love it!!!!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this was absolutely the perfect table for that treatment- awesome job, korrie!

Rachel said...

Yay!! I can comment again. :D

Love this table. Thought of you as I was driving out and about today. I passed a table out on a sidewalk for sale that I thought you'd probably want! I didn't stop though...... do you want me to go back and take a photo?? :D

Gypsy Heart said...

Korrie,
I must have this! :-) Seriously, if I lived closer I would beg you to sell it to me. All of your tables are incredibly gorgeous but this one with the black really speaks to me.

Your talent continues to amaze me!
xo
Pat

fran said...

Thanks for helping me out! Love your work! All is well with my soul!:)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

The table is just lovely - Great job!

Raspberry Hill Crafts said...

The table is absolutely fabulous....that would look great with so many decorating styles.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

The table is absolutely beautiful!

Robyn Story said...

I LOVE your table, it is stunning!!! Thank you so much for posting our Mountain of Giveaway button on your sidebar. I hope your followers and friends come on over and take a look and enter to win some FABULOUS gifts! I love you blog and am your newest follower!! I look forward to watching all of your projects as well.

Ronda said...

Gorgeous!!!!...glad to have found your blog today!!

hissyfit33 said...

OMG so cute! How many of these coffeetables have seen and didn't grab...now I want em back!

Karen K. said...

Love it! I have several old wood tables and can't wait to try this technique. Great accessories also. Glad "I'm So Vintage" led me to your blog.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Oh my I love it I have been wanting a round one but now that I see ur finished table I am loving it!!!

Kristal said...

Yum, Yum, Korrie!! Mixing my love of coffee and French, what could be better!!! Maybe some caramel-coated marshmallows ~ LOL!

I am working on redoing a wooden frame for a piece of my cross stitching and am torn between painting the frame a bright, cheery color or staining it. The piece has lots of colors in it, so I am thinking that staining it light would be pretty and not take away from the stitching.

Rhonda @ The Yellow Brick Road said...

Please DON'T stop! I am in love with these tables and you are inspiring my socks off! I just have to find the right piece to experiment with......even went to Salvation Army and Goodwill today looking....no luck. BLAH......DAV tomorrow 20% off on Wednesday! Say a prayer....I need my fix! LOL
(((hugs)))

classic • casual • home said...

Really elegant job. You should be so proud.

classic • casual • home said...

Really elegant job. You should be so proud.

inkyfingers100 said...

I think this one is my favourite...although I know you'll come up with something which will become my new favourite. You have an excellent eye for creating these unique pieces. Love it!
Bonnie

V @ Invaluable Valuables said...

Wow this is just amazing & Im hooked ... now just need to find an old overhead projector !! Thanks for the inspiration. Your work is amazing :)

Becca said...

Looks great Korrie! I think it looks SUPER expensive! Awesome job!

Erin said...

Absolutely spectacular! This might be my favorite one you've done. I love the framed look!!

Beth said...

Ya know, I was in love with the table the way it was and then you go and do that to it?? Needless to say, I'm peeing all over myself for it now!! LOL! sorry for the graphic description..., but your design just made something great into amazing!

Chris and Melissa said...

I love this table!!! I really adore that scroll work too! You are so talented!

The Painted Parlor said...

33 comments girl!! I'm lucky if I get 13!! Love that table, awesome!!

Julie :)

Angela McInnis said...

I love the table. What a transformation. I went back and browsed your others, also and they are just beautiful. I, like the Scrabble pieces added..just the right touch!
Angela

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous!!!
I am a new follower, Carol from Firecracker Kid sent me and I am sure glad she did :0)
Kim

Sheila said...

My goodness what beautiful inspiring pieces! Love your work. I'm a new follower and so glad I am.
Just beautiful.
Sheila

Ana said...

Hi Korrie,
Another masterpiece! I love, love, love it. I showed my hubby your chocolate table and he flipped. He thought you had burned the lettering on...he thought it was awesome :-) Thanks for sharing your painting techniques. Have a wonderful day.

Oh, by the way...hope it's okay, but I just grabbed your cute little button for my "Sweet Links" page.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Karyn said...

Well, I'm inspired. Now I just have to find me a table :)

basketsbyrose said...

Love it!

Tara Leigh said...

Beautiful! I have a soft spot for distressed black furniture. :)

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Love it! I'm so not getting tired of these, just more inspired!
Blessings,
Missy

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the framed look of this! And lovin' the black!

Holly

Yolanda said...

you are definatley becoming a pro! I will never tire of seeing these, they are amazing!!

Alaina said...

Wow! I went and looked at each one and they are just amazing. I am going to borrow this idea for a coffee table in the family room. Now I just have to find the perfect table. I can't wait to see what else you have made.

Heaven's Walk said...

Korrie - once again you blew me away with your creativity and beautiful work! Wow! I'm definitely going to do this technique on an old sewing table! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this today! :)

xoxo laurie

Tamra said...

Korrie girl, this is once again FABULOUS!!

You've so inspired me. I've had an old sewing table and my night stand from when I was little, just sitting around waiting to tell me what they want to be and today....
I used your ideas on both. I can't even begin to tell you how cute they are. I'll post about them in a day or two.

Thank you for such great ideas. Your work is, well like I said.....FABULOUS!!!!

Miss Kitty said...

This a just wonderful!!! I went back to look at your other coffee tables to see how you got the image so big...a transparency sheet...that is genius. Do you trace the image being projected with a pencil before you paint or just paint?

Debbi Thinks Deep said...

Sooo . . . after exploring a few pages of your blog, I'm thinking you need to make a trip to California and paint some furniture for me! I'll etch some copper for you! ;) I really, truly, seriously love your work! Gosh! Thanks for stopping by so I could 'find' YOU! :)
~Debbi
{and thank youfor your kind words!} :

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Okay, Korrie, this is swoon-worthy! I want to find a table and do the same thing to it. How did you do your graphics? Hand done, trace, Cricut? Big, puffy heart on this one, girl!

Honey at 2805 said...

You continue to amaze me!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Korrie you did a great job. I love that table!
Susan

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Yes, I can stand another one. It's spectacular!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Another fabulous table, Korrie! I think this one may be my favorite. Thanks for linking to my party this week.
xo,
Sherry

stefanie said...

that is amazinly gorgeous!!!!

Journey said...

This table is amazing!!! Oh, I wonder if I can work up enough courage to try it........

Toqua's Crafts said...

GORGEOUS!
I'm in love!

ShantyGirl said...

I love this table and the little vignette of bottles and scrabble tabs, this is really really cool!
Sherry

Darla said...

You have my full attention and I'm off to check out the links!

susan said...

Ok - I keep saying it, but now This one is may favorite!! I love how it looks framed - and the scroll work that was on it is perfect. Amazing!!!

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

Oh! I love, love, love it! Looks so great. This is now on my list of things to do.

Michele @ {Primp} said...

wow, this is so cool--I'm amazed at how many projects you get done. Thanks for linking up!

Jessica Monte said...

Amazing work! I so envy you decorators who can do good stenciling. One of these days maybe I'll get brave and give it a whirl! Anyway, your coffee table is fabulous!

Lucy Designs said...

wow, wow, wow! amazing! i really love this!

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

This morning here in Rome Porta Portese there was a similar table: a great idea I think of your job, and I would like to do the same
Ciao

Kaye said...

I LOVE it!!!! I don't think I'll ever tire of this look!

Deneen said...

This is beautiful! I love it!
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montgomerry said...

I just love it!Looks so great!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This table is gorgeous!! You did a really beautiful job!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT!!

A Cottage Muse said...

That is one stunning table!

M said...

wow! your work is stunning! I just happened upon your site and I'm doing a bit of browsing...must say I'm impressed! adding to my favorites now :)

Tami said...

Found you blog via Coastal Charm. Love, love, love what you did to the coffee table so adorable!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Wow, this is really fantastic! I love the black legs with it and the choice to just sand the middle. You are top knotch, lady!!! :)

Tanya Anurag said...

WOaaaaa... I love that table plus the set up on top of it. Pinning a picture. Thanks for sharing.

Saw your link on 'Coastal Charm'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is fantastic, Korrie! I can see I'm going to have lots of your past posts to indulge in!

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I love all of your tables, but this one really stands out. Well done. : )..

jodi @ back40life said...

I have loved all your tables, but this is my fave! I have one crying out right now for something very similar!

keep up the great work!

Emily said...

This is absolutely stunning Korrie :-D

Emily
emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Amazing. Truly amazing. Your tables are incredible!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Love this piece! Beautiful work!

Alida
radcrafter.com

Doreen said...

Hi there! Finally getting around to viewing blogs on my Reader list, and came across your beautiful Black Coffee table. I absolutely adore it. Where do you find your French transfers? Would love to know.

http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Hello! I love you're idea for this table. I found you by searching for a table similar to the one I acquired, for redo ideas. Yours won hands down! I have posted a pic of mine to redo and then yours for the after photo of what I'm shooting for. I buy, revive and sell old furniture, it's a passion of mine. Please visit me on Facebook at the dusty Attic and follow me to see if I can pull off this piece!