10/11/2009

Coffee and End Table Redo



MY HUSBAND IS AWESOME!!!
I just had to say that!!!

He has worked so hard for the last 2 weekends to get our coffee and end tables done, and they look amazing!
My Grandpa and Devona gave these to us before we were married.
They were a light oak color and very nice, but all of our other furniture was a dark finish.
We had been wanting to redo them for awhile, but knew it would be a big project!

A few weeks ago, we decided that NOW was the time.

Here are the BEFORES:




In PROCESS:

Matt sanded all 3 tables





And....
Stained all 3 Tables with Minwax Stain in Ebony
2 Coats




And applied 2 Coats Polyurathane in Semi-Gloss



The Only Part that I contributed to this project was applying a window film to the glass inserts.
We used this.....




It gave it a Frosted look and concealed SOME of the Dust.......

Here are the AFTERS:






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46 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

Those look great. Your husband did a great job! Love their new look!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! Big improvement. Well done. Enough said.

Dresser Girl said...

They look GREAT! Good job!!

Natalie said...

Yay Matt!! They look soooo much better!!

Audra said...

What a transformation. They don't even look like the same tables. So Pottery Barn looking now. Wow Matt, Fantastic Job!

Sherri S said...

Love the look now! I'm thinking of painting my coffee table. All the wood in my living room is too matchy matchy. LOL This makes me just want to go ahead and take the plunge! I picked the coffee table up last year at an antique mall (not an antique) for cheap. So a little paint will make it oh so pretty! Thanks for inspiring me to jump right in. I think it looks great in your beautiful room!

REbekah said...

WOW, Ashlee! They look GREAT!!!! Love the frosted glass! Your hubby IS awesome!!!

Mrs. P. said...

Ashlee...very inspiring! I have a coffee table that I really want to paint black. Everyone has tried to talk me out of it but I'm pretty determined. I think I'll wait until spring because I plan to buy a new sofa and I want to be SURE after adding a new sofa to my space that I want to still paint. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Blessings!
Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look great! You both did a fantastic job modernizing those oak tables.

BTW, I'm trying your chili recipe this week. I think it will be just right as we are supposed to get rain and colder air this week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo - they look so much better.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

They look wonderful, such a good job, I just love the look, thanks for sharing..

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I forgot to thank you for showing the box of film for the glass, very helpful...

Anna said...

they look so much more modern now, great job!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Ohhh, nice...I like them so much better. They have a richer look to them!! COOOOOOOOOOOL!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Another amazing and WITTY project.
Cheri

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

so much better! Everything looks better in black!

Leanne said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!
How in the world did you get your husband to paint that... I can hear mine now! LOL

I have seen SO many tables similar to the one you have done at yard sales and passed on them.... you have inspired me to give them a second look!! (Although it would become a train table or town at our house! :))

Sheri said...

Thanks for linking to me! These look great!!!

Jessica said...

They look amazing! I did this to my end tables last year. Great decorating minds think alike :-)

http://asteriahanover.blogspot.com/2009/01/recycle-me-end-tables.html

Carolyn said...

Wow! That looks totally different! Great Job

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Looks great! Does the film look grey or frosted?

Simply Susan said...

Got to love a hubby that sands ;o) The tables turned out beautifully....

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh, you are a lucky girl!! Great tables and a great husband! I like how you frosted the glass too. All and all a beautiful DIY project!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

What a great hubby you have!!!

They look awesome :) worth all the hard work I bet!

Cottage on the Hill said...

Cool ideal using the frosted glass window film...the tables look great.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Lucky you with the helpful hubby!!
What a great update! Way to go!!
~Whitney

Jill said...

What an amazing improvement. You brought those tables out of the eighties and into the twenty-first century. And kudos to your hubby for doing all that sanding and staining!

Leanne said...

Love the dark stain and the frosted glass looks great. Thanks for sharing how beautiful they turned out.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Wow, great transformation! These tables look great, you totally transformed their look.

Mimi said...

Wow, those came out really, really nice; they don't even look like the same tables. Great job!

Sarah said...

those are the same tables?! very nicely done!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, they look gorgeous! I love the frosted glass. Your rug under the coffee table is awesome too!

Matt and Ashlee said...

Matt and I appreciate all of your thoughtful comments! Have a Great day!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

What a wonderful update to furniture that has some sentimental value! I am impressed. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

What a great transformation! Such an improvement!

Lisa said...

Your hubby did an amazing job, they look fantastic and quite a change with the frosted look. Thanks for sharing your project.

Courtney said...

Love these! I so enjoy making over furniture. And I've enjoyed parusing your blog. Great job on the end/coffee tables!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

great job! Those look a lot like some tables my husband and I bought when we were first married, we sanded ours and painted them black, but I love the stain! :)
Thanks for linking up!

ross said...

Pretty cool stuff, I saw this site with some useful info on End Tables. Hope it helps.

Jenny said...

I love these. Super sleek and contemporary. If you ever get bored you can put fabric across the bototm of the glass and re-insert them into the rectangle. It will change the color and pattern of the frosted glass and look cool! I've done this with glass topped tables and put a small light underneath to shine up like stained glass. Great job!

Kim said...

Hi, I saw you on DIY today. Nice job. I see these type "before" tables frequently (craigslist). The after is great. Adding the frost was a good idea. Please visit me @ Cheapchichome.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing! I am becoming a "follower".

The DIY Show Off said...

Great job Matt!

I love the new look. Gorgeous! I really want to do this to some of our things too. He makes it look so easy!

Thanks for linking to the Show & Tell party! :)

Roeshel

Michelle said...

Looks great! I think they look much better dark!

{ L } said...

These look awesome! Your husband's a keeper for sure! :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a great job you and Hubby did on your furniture!! Isn't it wonderful to be blessed with a hubby that enjoys helping you with projects like this!! I'm blessed with one too!

blessings
mary

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Thanks for linking to my party...I know I left a comment earlier, but these are great!

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