Oh, what to do when the kids are at school and I am not at work?
Rescue my coffee table, that's what.
This coffee table came from a garage sale back in the 1990's. Ha! That is funny saying that. So very literally, it came from last century.
I think I paid $25 for it.
When I turned it over and took it apart, I saw "MADE IN CHINA" in big black letters underneath the top. Nothing says personal, vintage, or one of a kind more than that.
I like the size of it (our great room is pretty large) and the bottom cage-looking part makes an EXCELLENT hide-and-seek spot if you are under 50 pounds. So I wanted to keep it. It just needed some desperate TLC.
Like a moth to a flame, I couldn't help but get out my favorite Annie Sloan color, "Co-Co". I have a Co-Co addiction. I'm crazy for it. Crazy for Co-Co puffs I tell you.
I just love, love, love this color.
So I used, AS Coco and Old Ochre, with lots of dark wax. As I was painting and humming and spending alone time in the garage, I was wondering why I like dark wax so much? I finally concluded it is because I like the kind of dirty old look it gives things. And let's face it. I hate to dust and clean house. So if I can make things look old and dirty...well there you have it.
Here is mid-project...
Note my flip flops on the ground which gave me a blister - which is why I was barefoot at this point - and now they are in the Good Will box.
And I have no idea what that awful ooze is on the garage floor. Why do cars ooze fluid? Yipes. Now that I think about it, I hope it was the car that did that. Nevermind.
Here it is! I put the mason jars my twin sent me for our birthday on top.
Let's also celebrate that since my youngest is now five, I can confidently display things ON TOP of the coffee table again. You young moms out there know that there is a period of years you can NOT put anything out like this, lest it be subject to little sticky, stinky, curious hands.
Oooh! And here is a close up. I also got a new orbital sander for my birthday because my family is THE BEST!
Thanks for reading! I had such a fun afternoon getting lost in a project. You know you really like to do something when you forget the time, forget to eat, almost forget your kids need to be picked up from school, etc.
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