Friday, January 6, 2012

look what $4.57 got me!

A beautiful new-to-me sofa table! Some Minwax dark walnut stain purchased from Lowe's helped me with the transformation. I sanded, cleaned, stained, and applied two coats of satin poly.

Here's a before shot I took from the front porch. A stained, chipped and generally in pretty poor shape table - just beggin' for some attention. {Yesterday was a gloomy day of about 20 degrees. I crack myself up that I was out there with the palm sander. Can't let a little bit of winter get in the way of progress!}
This table's been in my basement for a few years. It came from my MIL's attic when one of the boys needed to use it in their apartment kitchen. Fast forward to this week. I rearranged our living room furniture and was sick and completely tired of the blank wall behind the sofa. {yes, I painted this past Fall and never got it together w/wall art.}
I love that this table is the same height as the back of my couch. With it being 15" deep, it fits nicely behind the couch. I wish it were a little bit wider, but'll do. :)
I think this is where the table will stay for a bit. After rearranging the furniture for a second time, the hubs and I are happy with the new lay-out.
I'm linking this post up to the Twice Owned Tuesday challenge, Kara's Look What I Made!, and Sassy Site's Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Also linking for the first time to My Repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can. :)
Thanks for stopping by! hugs, patti


mustangkayla said...

Wow Patti! Great work! I like how you have it arranged in the corner like that! I love seeing all that you are doing with your house. You are totally inspiring me to start doing stuff to my house!

I Play Outside The Box said...

That turned out great. Found you through My Repurposed Life.

Mitra Pratt said...

amazing, Patti as always! yesterday WAS blah, but I see you found a clever way to keep at it!

~jan said...


Elaine Akers said...

Lovely transformation. You did a great job sprucing the little table up.

gail said...

You're a real trooper out there in the frigid winter weather sanding! hahaha
Love your "new" table!
thanks for linking up and linking back to ccc
ps catching you this week!