Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Coffee Table to Bench...another GoodWill makeover

Ok. So I was wanting to hold on to this project until it's completion. But, I can't.
I'm SO excited about how this project is turning out!!!

The story goes like this:  On a trip to Goodwill...sadly, or goodly (?), one of my favorite stores...I found this coffee table.

Now, if you've read my blog before, you know that I am a sucker for details, well minus the dust...but you see the potential, right? Good, I'm glad YOU husband's eyes rolled when he saw this thing.

The thing about this was $7.00!!! Cigarette burns and all baby. HaHa...kinda gross actually! (insert smoked filled basement scene of  That 70's show.) 

 And, although I NEEDED a coffee table, I didn't SEE it as a coffee table.
My vision: Painted cream and aged with glaze, topped with a cushion in a beautiful fabric. 
 I see it as a bench, extra seating if you will. 

Here it is painted:  

Here it is painted and glazed, and the fabric draped across the top:

It will be on it's way to the upholstery shop soon. I really don't want to ruin the fabric. (The fabric was EXPENSIVE.)

I can't wait to get it back!!

I just LOVE how it turned out!!


Linking to:
The Shabby Nest
Savvy Southern Style
The DIY Show Off
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  1. Great job! That table has awesome detail. Can't wait to see it all done!

  2. That is pretty fabulous fabric! Paint does wonders---I love the detail of your "bench" too!

  3. I love your choice of fabric with the details of the wood. I'm working on something similar. I'm using a midcentury coffee table and making a bench out of it. I plan to finish it this weekend.

  4. Love it and can't wait to see it finished. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  5. Thanks for the comment! Your table looks great :)

  6. It looks great - I love all the details! Did you prime and/or sand the piece before you painted it? It looks like it was a shiny surface in the before...


  7. Love it~ I love it painted white and can't wait to see the finished product! I would have seen bench too! New follower- stop by and say hello sometime! :)

  8. Oh yes, the details are wonderful! What a great idea to transform it into a bench. I like the way it looks already!

  9. Awesome coffee table! Guys just don't get it :)
    What a neat idea to turn it into an elegant bench!!

  10. Ahhh I just love it!!! The detail is amazing, just love paint!

  11. That is going to look AWESOME when you are done! Love the details. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

    Have a wonderful day,

  12. Gorgeous, what can I say! I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I'm a new blogger, and would love to have you drop by if you get the chance sometime, and if you feel so inclined to follow back, would think that's great!