Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Project Reveal

So.. I gave you guys a sneak peek a few days ago of the new project I've been working on. And now.. the moment we've all I've been waiting for:

My roomie and I bought this coffee table at a yard sale in Florida for $5. It had a cute shape, but it had a laminate coating on it so I was super nervous about working on it. I was so nervous I mightttt have kept it in storage for a couple months. But then, I read this blog about painting laminate and I decided to give it a try. Here are the pathetic before pictures (we had to take it apart to get it back to Georgia):

It had tons of scratches on top, as you can see. The blog I read told me that I should use Zinsser primer so.. I did. 

The primer was awesome. This particular one doesn't even require sanding! But I will admit that I did sand the table a little because I was so nervous. And a little side note-- I looked like a crazy person when I yelled at this little guy for walking where I had just finished priming:

The next day, I painted the table the same yellow I painted my Sunshine dresser-- Behr's Wild Bamboo in eggshell. I waited until the next day to do the chalkboard top. Oh, and I put the table together-- all by myself! My awesome roomie helped me with the process of the chalkboard top. We taped around the edges of the top and then wrapped a sheet around the base of the table like so:

And now, my friends, here is the after:

For the adults:

For the college kid:

And for the kiddos:

I. stinkin. love. it.

What do you think?

Update-- I completely forgot to post my inspiration photo! Sorry about that!
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