Friday, October 2, 2009

Time for big changes!

I'm so excited to announce that I will be adding two lovely new authors to Poppies at Play! Hannah and Heather will be joining us starting next week!! I will give them a chance to introduce themselves when they post, but I do want to say that I am always impressed by these ladies and their avenues of creativity. I am also impressed with what wonderful women they are. I'm thrilled that they will be joining me and I know they will add so much to Poppies at Play!! Please give them a warm welcome next week!! I'm excited to add different perspectives and ideas to the blog as well as give myself more time to spend with the kidlets. Thanks ladies and I can't wait to be inspired by your posts!!

For my wrap up project of the week I would like to share a coffee table refashion.

I snagged this little beauty for 15 bucks at D.I. yesterday. I love the crown moulding on the side and the shape of the legs. To be honest, I am not in love with the idea of coffee tables. Mostly because I have 5 kids under the age of 8 and I don't like to have hard surfaces for kids to whack themselves on when they are learning to walk. But for now, everyone is pretty sturdy on their feet so we'll give it a shot:) The kids were my big helpers trying to figure out where the legs attach. They were pretty pleased with themselves for getting a leg back on. Unfortunately I had to take it back off to paint it.

The top of the table was severely abused. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it has it all from crayons to stickers to scratched initials. Instead of sanding that for hours I decided to glue a piece of bead board to the surface.


It saves hours of elbow grease and I really like how it dresses it up.

I just may end up liking this little guy after all. Now snag yourself a project and have a wonderfully creative weekend!!

Andy



25 comments:

  1. I am IN LOVE with this project!!! That is amazing! I would pay lots of money for a piece of furniture like that! The bead board is the finishing touch!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the table! and I will SO be sending you a new picture! Hahahaha we are getting family pictures today so I should have a decent one soon! I am excited to join your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing transformation! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Could you share with us "clueless" ones what "D.I." is? I see you mention it often, and if I am lucky enough to have one in my area I'm making a run for it as soon as possible. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is fantastic. I'm just about to go outside and spray paint my own coffee table!

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW.

    Enough said.


    Or not. ;)

    That beadboard made such a huge difference in the look of the table! It is absolutely gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so jealous! I've been looking for a table like that for months. Love what you did with it. The beadboard on top is just fabulous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow - I came very close to buying a table very similar to this at DI this weekend. I love the board on the top it's the perfect answer. I think I'll go back on Monday, and if you didn't just buy it I'll snag it for myself. I love this idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my, that is BEAUTIFUL! Love the beadboard. Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  10. So beautiful, simply elegant and classic. Looks very Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs! Fantastic job, great idea with the bead board. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow! I have to wipe up drool from this one!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the beadboard idea for the top. Hides so much and looks great! Hmmmm, wonder if the leather top table at GW is still there??

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love how it turned out! The beadboard was a fabulous addition. And the black really makes it pop!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful re-do!! Loved it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

    ReplyDelete
  15. that sure turned out great. the legs alone are just making me druel. ok, maybe not. I've just been looking at legs a lot

    ReplyDelete
  16. Fantastic!! I have a similar coffee table with the raised edges and I have a watermark that's driving me crazy on the top....looks like I just found my solution! Thanks and GREAT JOB!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks awesome...love the beadboard!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, Andy! That looks like a totally new piece. The beadboard idea was brilliant and I love the distressed black finish. You made great choices and executed them so well.

    ReplyDelete

It's such a pleasure to hear from you! Thank you for taking a moment to comment. If you have a question, please leave me your email address! Thanks a million!
~Andy