I got this sofa table from my husband’s boss. I was extremely excited when he gave the set to us because nothing gets better than FREE in my book. That’s the thing, when your friends, family, and coworkers find out that you can do stuff like this, they start GIVING you things. It’s great.

I was thrilled to get this beauty. Although I was temped to leave the wood this color, I concluded that I would rather change it. The thought process took at least 2 months. I’m a little slow.

I loved how detailed the table was. Very intricate and immediately I decide to glaze it because the second I glaze those details, they will POP right out.
My husband was getting a little flustered because of the garage space or the LACK of garage space. So, I figured I’d better get this baby out of the garage.

I used the same technique that I explained HERE and HERE on previous posts to create this fantastic table. I’m still working on incorporating a bunch of turquoise into my kitchen/family room area, so that is why I’ve been focusing on that color lately. But remember that this technique can be used on any color.

I also replaced the glass with tin tiles that I bought a few years ago at the local craft store. They used to be hanging on my wall before we moved, but when I measured the glass, it was exactly the same size (woot woot). I wanted to replace the glass with something safer for my three kids. Toddlers and glass…especially one that tends to be destructive…bad idea. So, I took out the glass and glued in the tin. (OK let me rephrase…my husband glued in the tin…thanks babe).

Here it is before I started the glazing:
Brushing on the glaze:
The final result!
We had a few friends over the other day, and they asked us where we got this sweet table, and I LOVE that I get to say, I painted it myself!
Another reminder of the “before” so you can see them right by each other!

Now I just need some accessories!
Happy NEW YEAR!
-Brooke

Comments

  1. says

    I love the idea of replacing out the glass with tin. I'm kinda getting ideas now of using tile and covering it with some kind of vinyl fabric….That's what I love about this site! It's such a great springboard! Oh, and with all of this turquoise, can you post some pictures of how it's all turning out? I want to see how it's all coming together. Thanks!

  2. says

    I love the way it turned out. It was really pretty with the unpainted wood but now it's a knock out. I think I might have to learn more about the glazing. thanks for sharing it.

  3. ** Adrian ** says

    That looks really awesome!! I LOVE the tin tile idea! I wish people would start giving ME awesome tables & stuff like that! Lucky girl!!!

  4. JoEllen says

    I too love the idea of the tin tiles in lieu of glass. With kids around…that just seems so much better! The table turned out beautifully.

  5. The Pangans says

    Beautiful, Brooke! Just wondering, but did you add the drawers on the bottom, or were they there before? I really need to try out your fun, and gorgeous, ideas!

  6. Anonymous says

    Why would you ruin a perfectly good wood table with that horrible paint color? why paint it at all? If you used stain, it would bring out the beauty of the wood, instead of that horrid blue.

  7. says

    I love this table…how did you do the glaze? Am I missing a post that had more steps? I feel so clueless about this, but I really want to try it. I'd love any input!
    Thanks!
    Bethany

  8. says

    Love it! The colour is beautiful and the glazing does bring out the detail very nicely.
    I know what you mean about the glass. When my sister, brother and I lived together as singles, we had a coffee table with glass squares on each end. One piece broke and I finally bought plexiglas cut to fit after my brother placed a plate of food on the missing glass area one too many times.

  9. says

    OH MY GOODNESS, I have spent all morning on your site. This table is so gosh darn cute.
    I have 4 tables in my living room that are screaming PAINT ME GLAZE ME.
    LOVE your stuff.
    Pat

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