Tutorial: Sofa Table with Character

Jan 1st, 2010

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!

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