Thursday, June 14, 2012

Patisserie Coffee Table

I have been working like crazy to finish projects for the Whitaker Flea Market this Saturday—I haven’t even had time to read my favorite blogs (now that’s busy)!

But I thought I’d pop in and show you one of the projects that will be going with me.  A neighbor of mine was cleaning out her garage, and would you believe she was going to take this table to Deseret Industries (that’s Utah’s Goodwill)??

OK, so I forgot to take a real “before” picture…but here’s the top, being sanded my my handy-dandy-helper-who-wants-to-earn-money-for-a-new-game…

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…and here’s the base (which is actually a dark green color).

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I decided to make another coffee table along the lines of the French chocolate coffee table, so I chose a graphic and pulled out my overhead projector:

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…working on it…

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…done!

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The next day I distressed the lettering and gave the table top a coat of antique walnut stain.  I sanded back the stain in places, since I didn’t want it to look too perfect—it’s supposed to look like an old crate, after all!

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I painted the base in a creamy white, and glazed it with antique walnut stain.  This table has LOTS of distressing, and the glaze makes it look “on purpose” rather than “beat up.”

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This coffee table is HUGE:  40” x 50”.  Perfect for games, puzzles, or pizza!

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I really enjoyed doing another graphic project like this…it has been too long!

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This table has been featured at aka design.

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52 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks amazing! and i love seeing the pics of you hard at work on it! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful job, Korrie! I love the image you used on the top. I love coffee tables this size. I bought a nice big square one a long time ago when the smaller rectangular ones just weren't cutting it for me. I don't think I could go back to one that small now.

Proper Prim said...

Gorgeous Korrie... I love the graphics on the furniture pieces. Very nice job.

I bet that one sells fast.

Hugs,
Deb

Proper Prim said...

P.S. Good luck with your sale.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Korrie I love that table! The design looks perfect on there! I'm bring home an overhead from school tomorrow!
Susan

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Korrie! Another Awesome project. I Love the table! Good Luck with your sale! Enjoy your day!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Becca said...

Beautiful -of course! Good luck with the sale!!
xo Becca

Miss Charming said...

What a fantastic job! I love how this turned out, Korrie. The graphic looks great for the size of the table.

Tammy Henderson said...

Wow what a amazing job you did! Looks nice!

Bliss said...

Another winner. Pinned.

~Bliss~

Rachel said...

It's trash to your neighbor because we don't have the 'vision' that you do!! Some people stole all of the creative vision!!! :D

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I agree, another gorgeous coffee table! You are so good at those graphics! You are going to be a smashing success this weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

Another beauty! You have the patience of Job to paint these plus the finishing touches. :-) Someone is going to be extremely lucky!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Another beauty! You have the patience of Job to paint these plus the finishing touches. :-) Someone is going to be extremely lucky!

xo
Pat

ImSoVintage said...

Wish I lived nearby. What a cute little helper you have :)

Dawn F said...

Gorgeous! Awesome job! Do you deliver to Texas??

Phyllis said...

What a great way to do the lettering!! What exactly did you use?
Great job! : )

Charlotte said...

Oh my! You are definitely the Queen of the graphic tables. No one comes close to the beauty of your tables. I just drool every time I see one. Stunning!

Liz - Imageremix said...

That's a keeper. How will you let it go? Love seeing how you do it!
Liz

suzyq said...

This is absolutely beautiful - what a wonderful job -
I'm your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back!
Hugs,
Suzan

Sarah said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous table!!! Would never have thought to do something like this, it is amazing. Love it combined with the white base. Awesome use of the overhead projector, this is reminding of my college days an illustration major...you have me inspired!!!

Deny said...

Oh my, that is the perfect table! You did such a good job painting it!

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

It's beautiful! Great job. Good luck with your sale, I'm sure you'll do well.

The Old Rusty Bucket said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Take lots of pics of your sale, I love to see these sales in other parts of the country, best of luck to you! Sue

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Korrie- you amaze me! you are so patient, and physically fit! (hahah)ohh, my aching back, that would take me forever to to.
I LOVE this table! super job to you and the little helper!
gail

Linda said...

Beautiful .... I popped over from Gail's link up party...think I'll follow now!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Gorgeous stained texture and graphic! Stunning! It will sell immediately!

I Play Outside The Box said...

This table is to die for!! Great job! Found you over at Gail's MRL.

Full Circle Creations said...

Looks great Korrie! Nicely done.

Holly

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

awesome, awesome. I love how it turned out!

Danielle said...

This came out lovely! I'm visiting from AKA design's link party!

Jeannine said...

I love everything about your table! It's absolutely fantastic!!! What great inspiration!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Raspberry Lane Farmhouse Living said...

Another gorgeous piece! Love it!!
I need one like it :) patti

fromgentogen said...

Your graphics are wonderful...You are inspiring me...Blessings, Becky

stefanie said...

perfect!!!!

Cynthia said...

I found you at the Cowgirl Up Party and this project is outstanding. I love it. I adore all things French for decorating. Just a beautiful job.

Cynthia

Cynthia said...

I am following you now via Linky. Give clochesandlavender a shot.

Cynthia

Swede Dreamer said...

I am in love with this table! It looks amazing! Would love that in my bonus room. I am your newest follower~hope you will pop over for a visit! Angie

twelve-O-eight said...

I love this coffee table, it is absolutely beautiful!

Tanya

mycreativelyvintagelife.com said...

Love Love this coffee table! you did an amazing job! Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower!

shellyandrade said...

There is no one who can redo a coffee table as well as you can!! Another fabulous transformation - LOVE it!!! Shelly Andrade

Good Time Charlie said...

This table is absolute perfection. Lucky you for snagging it for free!! Funny pic of your helper there. I have a helper just like that, he also likes to use his money for games......I bet this sold right away. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

Love this! And was the price ever right :-) I'm betting it won't last too long at the sale before some lucky person gives it a home!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it, another great piece!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Korrie, The table looks fabulous! You have the talent to take boring furniture and make it beautiful.

The Mac's House said...

Another terrific project that I've got my husband interested in doing after seeing this post!

Thanks!

Stephanie S. Sanders said...

I SOOOOOOOOO need a projector! This is amazing! I LOVE your style! I hope you don't mind... I'm totally stealing this idea. :)

Tracy Boyle said...

Gorgeous job on the table! I would like to ask a question. What do you use to "paint" the letters? It appears in the pictures as if you are using a pencil, but I would seriously doubt that? Are you painting the letters on? Thank you in advance for the information.

Debbie said...

You did such a beautiful job, I've always LOVED the chocolat table too! May I ask where you go the graphic for this one? I'd reallllly like to make something for my kitchen :0)

NYC123 said...

This is incredibly beautiful!! Any chance you could open your own shop on etsy so people from out of town could purchase? I'm very interested in purchasing a unique piece like this that's french and fabulous!

Paula Driesell said...

Love your table. Can you tell me what you used to draw the letters? You have super clean lines and it doesn't look like it is painted on.

Let me know. Beautiful!!

Paula
Locksley Lane

Mary said...

Hi, Like the others have stated, this is just beautiful. I too would love to know what you used to draw the letters? Would you share? :-)