Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Coffee Table Makeover!

So, I'm driving home one day from my favorite scrapbooking supply store, and lo and behold...some kids on the side of the road with a coffee table and a "free" sign. Well, now, I just happen to be in the market for a coffee table, and I have a small budget. Free, however, fits right into my budget! So, I loaded it into my van. It was ugly...real ugly. Husband, thought it may be hopelessly ugly. But, I had hope! I had seen on HGTV a while back some design on a budget show, where they turned an ugly table into a cute ottoman. So, I set out to the store to buy a few supplies.

Before:



And After!




for some reason the pics make the paint job look a little blue, but it's "black ink". Aren't you glad there is hope for ugly coffee tables? I am.

Oh yah, and here's one for giggles:

This is what my kids were doing yesterday when I was painting thier bedroom...the preschooler dressed himself from the basket of clean laundry....you know, a Car's movie tshirt, backwards undies, a winnie the pooh bib, and his funky winter hat. That's practical right? (notice the toddler is in the background doesn't have any clothes on. I was busy painting, what can I say! At least they weren't eating cookies and jumping on the furniture!)

I have 2 of my big projects done! The kids room is done, and my ottoman. Now, i just need to sew a baby gift, put together my decorations for the party and finish the clean up on my house! I'm getting there...

10 comments:

Delores Gaudet said...

oh goodie, I get to be the first to tell you AWESOME job on the make over, baby! Way to go girl. Looks great. I love that fabric! My husband is always leary when I pull over to the side of the road and take something free. I haven't done that for a while. I've been the one putting stuff out by the road.

Infarrantly Creative said...

WOWIE I am impressed. Looks GREAT Eryn. Awesome job friend. Look professional.

Lee Ann said...

That's incredible! Way to on on all of your projects.

What's your favorite scrapbook store? I need new inspiration.

The Pace Posse said...

Wow! I love the new coffee table.
I am very impressed by your vision and accomplishment.

meleea said...

cool coffee table! you have been so busy and the photo of the boys is priceless!

Michelle P said...

You are amazing! Great job! You are so creative... and ambitious!

vikki said...

Oh my goodness! Great job on the table!! I have to admit when I first saw it I wasn't sure what you were going to do with it, but as scrolled down - wow! Looks awesome!

And of course I love the picture of the boys!

Julie said...

awesome, eryn!!! i love it! and your son is pretty awesome too. ;)

niccole w. said...

That looks Awesome!! And we all know where the preschooler gets his creativity from.

Melinda said...

I love what you did with it. I have a coffee table waiting for its makeover, and my fabric is very similar to yours!