Traditional style, solid wood Coffee Table
Yard Sale - $4.00
And after some love:
This coffee table needed a few things to get it looking sleek, black and full of beautiful curves. First, it needed a good sanding to remove flaking varnish and to smooth out some dents and areas where it appears a dog took out his anger (assuming that only male dogs have anger-management issues).
After the major sanding (coarse sand paper, electric sander), I secured a broken piece of a curved corner with wood glue. Then, I used wood putty to patch and reshape the previously meantioned dog-chewed leg and the curved edge as well as a few other minor cracks that I wanted smooth.
After the wood putty dried completely, I sanded by hand with fine sand paper and shaped the damaged leg and top edge as close as I could to how they should be. Then I used Spackle to smooth out finer cracks and imperfections. Followed by another hand sanding with fine sand paper.
Here are the 2 major damaged areas before and after fix up.
The legs needed some simple tightening and then came the painting! After 2 coats of black semi-gloss paint (foam brushed), I let it dry completely and then distressed, or sanded using fine sand paper, around the table top edge, just to bring out the beautiful shape.
Then, some spray lacquer finished it up.
To achieve an even coat of the lacquer on the table top, I first made strait passes with the spray both long ways and short ways. Then, I sprayed a few inches farther away from the table top in all different directions to get an even (no lines) coating.
A beautiful black coffee table with a value much higher than $4.00. It's like I did her (the table) a huge favor and it makes me happy.
~ Chelsea ~