It’s time to sell this coffee table…

Back last summer I purchased this coffee table.

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I know you are thinking it’s beautiful as it sits (NOT!) but I decided to freshen it up a bit.  Wow…lots of crackle on this piece.

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I stripped off the top of the table and painted the legs black (no picture to insert here).  It wasn’t special, but I thought surely somebody would buy it if I priced it cheap. 

Well I was wrong.  It sat in my booth for several months so I brought it home to give it more of a wow factor.  Thanks to Red Hen Home, I had the perfect inspiration…paint a clock face on the table.

Even though I have a projector, I don’t have the patience to paint the clock numbers on the table.  Instead I used my Pazzles to cut the numbers out. 

After cutting the numbers out, I did use my projector to project a clock face onto the table so I didn’t have to take a lot of time to position my stickers.  This picture shows the clock face being projected onto the table front.

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And here I have not so carefully placed my stickers on the table.

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Once the stickers were in place, I filled my stencils in with black paint.

Houston we have a problem.  When I removed the stickers, a lot of paint was removed too.  This was a bit of a concern in the first place, but not enough to stop me.  And now I have paid the price.

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So I decided to use sandpaper to mimic the look.  That didn’t exactly work either.  I figured the best remedy was to apply stickers to the whole piece and pull away the paint just as I had when I removed the number stencils.  FINALLY a use for all those vinyl scraps that I have been saving for some unknown reason.

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And guess what?

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It worked!  A little more sanding and some waxing and it was ready to go.

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I loved the table and I got to enjoy it in my living room for a couple of weeks before taking it down to Liberty Belle.  I marked the table up $64 more than my previous asking price and it sold right away.

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Not bad for about 2 hours worth of work.  Hmmm….I’m thinking I might just have to keep an eye out for another round coffee table.

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12 Responses to It’s time to sell this coffee table…

  1. I adore this table! I have a round table top that is too large to be a small table and too small to be a large table – maybe I could switch it out on a square coffee table and try your idea. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I saw your table at Funky Junk! I love how weathered and worn yours is. Beautiful work!

  3. LOVE this!! What a smart girl you are to think of using the projector for the number placement! I also love it when an “oops” turns into something fabulous, like your tape removing some of the paint to reveal rustic beauty.

  4. ann says:

    I kind of liked the red crackle but I LOVE the clock face. This should get alot of attention for you! Good job.

  5. Alice hanson says:

    Boy I love this! Great job.
    Smiles, alice

  6. Linda Leyble says:

    Hi – I had never heard of Pazzles until I read your post. Can you point me to where I could find more info about Pazzles vs. Silhouette vs. Cricut? I would like to be able to make my own stencils and perhaps cut a shape from chipboard and to create vinyl lettering/designs. I don’t think I’d be using it for much more. Thanks – loved your project!!

    Linda

  7. LUV this!!!!!!! Great job!!!!

    xoxo laurie

  8. LOVE THE TABLE IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT. PLEASE
    LET ME KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU.
    LAUREN

  9. Toodie says:

    Really like the table! Envy the person who ended up with it. 🙂

  10. Pamela says:

    Your table turned out great! Don’t you love when a plan comes together. I did a Faux Clock and I did it the hard way, I like the idea of the projector to get the placement correct. That was the time consuming part for me.

  11. awesome job…I will be making one soon.

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