Thursday, January 6, 2011

Apple Green Coffee Table

Hey people! I hope the first week of the new year was great for you. Mine was busy, exhausting, and lovely. I took on a Monday night project I was itching to start, after the piece sat on my back porch for a few weeks untouched. I've had this coffee table since I picked it up from my great aunt's house, which is being cleaned out in preparation to rent. I wanted a coffee table for my kitchen sitting area and saw that this one could work...with some love and elbow grease. Here's the before:

After cleaning and lightly sanding, I pulled out a few paint cans from our paint closet and mixed until I liked the shade of bright, but soft, apple green I ended up with. I gave it two coats of paint, sanded the edges, and rubbed the sanded places with dark stain.

Drummmm Rolllllll.....

Here she is!

The knobs came from Hobby Lobby to replace the discreet originals. It needed some character!

The curves are my favorite part. I love curves! It is evident in my house that I'm drawn to anything with curved lines over harsh, cleanlined, boxiness. Just in this one photo you see the curve of the table, the circles on the pillow, the curved arm of the vase, and the waves on the kitchen chair cushion. I must have a type.

It's my new favorite spot. PERFECT for curling up with the laptop next to the heater; lots of space for my papers when writing a report or wedding planning. Great new addition.

Tell me what you think:)



  1. Super cute Katie I love it. -Abbra-

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!! Do you have a store on etsy??! you would make a fortune!


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