Back last summer I purchased this coffee table.
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.
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.
And here I have not so carefully placed my stickers on the table.
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.
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.
And guess what?
It worked! A little more sanding and some waxing and it was ready to go.
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.
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.