Sunday, February 27, 2011

Harlequin Coffee Table

I picked up my massive load of furniture I'd bought on eBay yesterday.  The car (4WD SUV) was loaded to the hilt plus a massive heavy table on the roof racks. I drove home very gingerly!

I've finished my first piece from this haul.  I painted the little glass topped vintage coffee table in Dulux limed white quarter strength and then with the Limed white full strength I hand-painted a harlequin pattern on the top. I finished with a top coat of Cabot's Cabothane Water Based Satin Varnish. (In the photos below I haven't put the glass back on as it's a bit scratched)


and the before shot - I think it's a big improvement from before!


I love painting furniture
cheers
Fiona

23 comments:

  1. What a great table. Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


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  2. This is beautiful, Fiona! I'm a big fan of a harlequin pattern!

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  3. This turned out great, nice job, hope it sells right away for you!
    Linda

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  4. Beautifully done, just gorgeous! I love the pattern and will have to try this on my little side table. LOVE the transformation.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love the Harlequin pattern!!

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  6. What a transformation! I love the harlequin pattern!

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  7. Such a great makeover! Looks fantastic :)

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  8. oh my gosh!!!!! check this out!
    http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2010/04/gone-graphic.html
    i did a harlequin coffee table, too! except i stupidly didn't center the design and hten left as is.... quirky and charming, right?
    love the tone on tone soft look of yours!

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  9. How striking that design looks on your table!Wonderful job! I'm popping over from Faded Charm!

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  10. I love the harlequin pattern. So chic!

    To answer your question...the first Union Jack Dresser sold for $499.

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  11. You turned the table into a swan. Please stop by for a visit.

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  12. Great makeover...you have given it a french touch that I love!

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  13. Paint can save everything, period! It looks great!

    Yanet of 3 SKBs

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  14. Great table, I love anything harlequin! found you from Shabby Chic Cottage

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  15. It's nice to 'meet' you Fiona! This is beautiful! you did a fantastic job! I'm going to include a link in this week's highlights. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Roeshel

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  16. Oh wow! Fabulous job on the table! This is a huge improvement!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  17. <3 the coffee table!!! new follower here!!!
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  18. Hi all this is really add big advantage if they are from USA. But for your kind information Australia is also hub for Roof Racks for modern Cars.

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  19. Hi...This is really a nice tables you must carry on with is if you have adventures modern cars you may us Roof Racksfor your car decorations and happy jangle safari.

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