Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Link Up Paaarty - Working With What You have

In our never ending quest to achieve great decor, even with clients on a very tight budget, we've been doing more and more DIY projects. So today I'm participating in the Emily A. Clark's amazing linkup soiree:
 

Remember this amazing black and gold coffee table revealed here last week here?

 


Well, ideally I wanted to splurge and get a glass table with gold legs for this project. But it was definitely NOT in the budget so this little coffee table rehab is a great example of working with what you have. It used to be a sad, sad, looking table. All dark and brown and clunky looking.



But it was in great shape and just needed a little love and affection. The amazing Shaggy, one of my lead guys on projects, handled this for us. You'll need some basic tools of course.
If you wanna be all fancy then you can use a power sander like this one.

Or if you're afraid that thing will launch you into space, then stay on earth and use the good old fashioned paper sander in a fine or medium grade.

For the gold knobs we used this metallic paint from Valspar via Lowes. Our dear friend Linda at Calling it Home strongly suggests that we all wear some super duper face masks before spray painting. Sadly, I've yet to order one but it's on my list. Pinky swear.

He sanded then rolled on black glossy paint.
 


And just like that a new table was born!  The tray we used here to style the table, also got some gold love action. Can you tell I'm mildly fascinated with gold these days?


 
Let's go forth and see what the other folks on the link up are up to. Happy Hump Day guys. 


12 comments :

  1. Wow! It's so crazy what a little DIY can do for a piece.

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    1. It is! And it's insane how many people throw away perfectly good pieces just because they don't know or want to spend some time sprucing it up.

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  2. How do I get a Shaggy? Thanks for the mention, I care about your lungs. This transformation just rocks. It doesn't need glass on top of it. I need to check out the other linkys.

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    1. I don't share my men! But since he's so amazing, you can check out his tips on his website: http://circletenmaintenance.com/
      And thanks for caring about my lungs! That spray paint does have some killer fumes.

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  3. Easy peasy and you saved so much money..and it looks so good! Perfect for that space, like it was just meant to be. Going to check your link ups!

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  4. Looks great! Love that you featured a black and gold table, too :) Thanks for linking up.

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    1. ha. Just realized that we both featured black and gold. Small world. Don't forget to become a follower via GFC. Happy Thursday.

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  5. Love your black and gold combo! So pretty, definitely following back :)

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  6. Man oh man....that sucker is gorgeous!!!

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  7. This all looks so nice and revamping something old to make it new gives new appreciation on things you've already had and helps you save money.

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