Sunday, October 16, 2011

A new coffee table

The best part about moving to a new place is designing it && shopping for furniture,
I mean lets face it, who doesn't love shopping?!?!
So Recently when my mom was down here visiting we couldn't wait to go checkout the local shops.
We were so happy to find this amazing little store in Hampstead called the Hooked Fish.
I found such a lovely coffee table to go in our house from there.

It was love at first sight when I found this Shabby Chic table in their store.
I just knew I had to get it.

All the detail of the distressing really makes this piece stand out && brings such a homey feel to our living room.

Little did we know, when we got it back to my place it was a tad bit too tall for its purpose.
Since then I have been craiglisting and finally I stumbled upon this beauty.

Not exactly the color I wanted, but I love love love the look of it!

I mean look at those legs & side pieces. Who wouldn't swoon over them?

So what is a girl to do in such a dilemma? Paint her heart out duh.
Here is some after shots!

love the side of the table even more now!

some distressed detail

I first sanded and cleaned the entire piece. After that I painted the whole table, it took a few coats here and there but it dried pretty even. After I got the whole piece covered the way I wanted it I took some 100 grit sand paper and distressed certain parts of the table. And Viola! It was done :)

I am SO in love with this table. It fits so much better in the room rather than the other one.
Anyone else score some good finds lately? If so link it up! I'd love to see.

Xoxox Jordynluise