Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rattan Coffee Table

Sometimes when I get a piece of furniture home, I wonder what the hell I was thinking.  This coffee table was one of those - it was in terrible shape, the varnish was very flaky, it wobbled and I cursed myself at wasting my money and time but I'm so happy with how this has been transformed. 

Ahh... the power of paint never ceases to amaze me.

For the before photo - just imagine something that most people would put on the side of the road...

And this is my next challenge. I love the details on this piece below and the lion's head pulls.

Kids are back to school tomorrow. I've got to still dig out their winter uniforms and hope they still fit. I'm looking forward to getting some uninterrupted painting time.

Fiona xx


  1. Hi Fiona, that is an amazing transformation, yu must be so pleased!!! And that sideboard, that is going to be incredible once you're done. Can't wait to see that blog post :o)

  2. Hi Fiona,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. This coffee table just goes to show what can be done, nothing is beyond help! Good luck with that sideboard, I look forward to seeing it and good luck with your stall.


  3. Aren't you glad that you didn't talk yourself out of slapping a coat of paint on it? The table looks terrific! Can't wait to see more of your work :)

  4. That coffee table is just beautiful after you'd done your magic! Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  5. Love your coffee table redo! The white has nice clean feel to it. Great job!

  6. Hi there- What a darling table! I love how it turned out and the rattan on the bottom really looks sweet too! Well done- thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  7. it turned out sooo pretty! the caning is awesome! i saw one just like it at goodwill... and now i am thinking i should have bought it!


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