After I brought this coffee table home (an eBay purchase) I questioned myself why I bought it. The orange pine was turning even me off. I knew that the shape would be fantastic in a muted taupe but I took a while to start painting it. In the end, I asked a friend to come and paint with me to get me going. Sometimes you just need company to get motivated and start a task. Now it's finished I realise once again that paint can transform pretty much anything.
The initial reason I bought this is because the size is good. It's nice and low and offers great practical storage with all the drawers. Also I knew that the detail on the edges would come up beautifully painted and antiqued.
It comes with a little matching lamp table which i think it great. Not too matchy matchy but cohesive in a lounge room with have a pair.
Here is the before photo. So very orange. There were some dints in the top that I removed with my new sander and polished the timber to a lovely smooth finish before painting with ASCP French Linen.
Here is the other side of the table.
Drawers only on the front.
To seal this I used an acrylic sealer. I'm not a fan of wax on coffee tables as I think it's not durable enough or easy enough to keep clean. I have antiqued the edge detail to bring out the grooves.
Dimensions are 140cm by 75cm and 40cm tall with two dovetailed drawers on runners. then the matching side table is 60cm square and 50cm tall. it has one deep drawer. The pair are for sale $500 and pickup is Lilyfield.
The kids are both at play dates with friends today so I'm busy painting getting some projects underway. Hope you are all having a good day also.