Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vintage Drop Leaf Coffee Table

We haven't had a coffee table in a while and I've been wanting one bad! It had to be the perfect fit for my living room. I went to a local antique store and found this beautiful maple drop leaf coffee table. It didn't need to be painted but for my style I wanted to.  It was in perfect condition and very clean. Great price tag may I mention too!

Here she is waiting for her first coat of primer!


After priming I then used my go to spray paint, Rustoleum Painters Touch in Heirloom White, then distressed it a bit using a sanding block.  Here she now sits happily in my living room.


I distressed this piece a little heavier than I normally do but am happy with the final result.

The drop leaf is perfect for making the table larger if need be...say for crafting... :)


What piece have you found lately that you've been wanting?

22 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so amazing! I just love it! :) I have never seen a coffee table drop leaf before.

    ~ Jess
    http://www.sugar-bloom.blogspot.com/

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  2. i love love love it. it is the perfect amount of chippy scruffyness!

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  3. Kristina, your table turned out so well. It looks amazing! Great work and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to transform your table.

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  4. I'm very proud of you!
    xoxo
    Lorri

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  5. I enjoyed visiting your blog. I am your newest follower.

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  6. Not only beautiful but useful! Love the color and the 'wear'. Great legs on the table.
    - Joy

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  7. I love your table. It loos beautiful in white! You did a fantastic job!

    I am visiting from Cozy Little House where you are featured! Hurray for you! :-)

    XO,
    Janie

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  8. Very pretty! I have a small drop leaf that we use as an end table - it really comes in handy when you want to spread out. I don't know why more tables aren't in this style.

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  9. Popping over from Cozy Little House. The table ended out great. I love the heavy distressing on it. Very cute!

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  10. I am also visiting from Cozy Little House; it's so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  11. Beautiful job on your coffee table, it looks great. I am visiting you from Cozy Little House, congrats on your feature day. I love Brenda from Cozy, she's a great friend to many of us. Glad you found her/she found you.

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  12. This is great! I have a huge coffee table that I have been debating on painting white and distressing, and this makes me want to go for it. Did you happen to seal it at all or leaving that spray painted worked for you?

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  13. @Colleen- i used a Rustoleum Matte Clear finish on the table. Hope that helps.

    Thank you everyone for your comments!! :)

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  14. It does! I just painted a shelf white and it seems like the paint would scratch right off (kinda the point in destressing I know)But since it is a coffee table I wanted to be able to wipe it down and what not! Thanks :-)

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  15. What a darling table! I love the shape and style of it and it turned out beautifully. Pleas join my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

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  16. Great find! It looks great painted. I like how much you distressed it. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

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  17. Such a great finds~ I love how it looks painted too= the finish is perfect! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog~going on all weekend! :)

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  18. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! Hope you will come share again soon! :)

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  19. CAME OUT WONDERFUL..I HAVE TWO ANTIQUE DRESSER THAT I WANT TO DO. JUST HAVEN'T STAYED HOME LONG ENOUGH TO ACCOMPLISH IT. I LIKE THIS ALOT.

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  20. I have one just like it. What did you pay for it? I'd like to sell mine.

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