Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifty Furniture: My 69 Cent Coffee Table

I haven't gotten as much time as I would like at the sewing machine this past month. But I did get some time outside to work on re-finishing a piece of furniture! Last month I found a coffee table at the thrift store for 69 cents. Yes, you heard me right . . . 69 CENTS! I was so thrilled. Of course, it wasn't in the best shape. 

One leg was loose and there was some damage on the back side. I also am not a fan of the honey finish and I was hating the chunky wood handle. But I saw great potential in the size and I loved the little game drawer. 

So I got to work repairing the table, sanding it down and refinishing it. It took a while to accomplish since my only chance to work was during nap time but it was well worth the patience. 

I stained the top with Minwax's Early American stain and painted the bottom. I finished the top with 3 coats of polyurethane and then replaced the handle on the drawer. It is funny to say, but the handle cost more than the table did!

The coffee table ended up costing me less than 6 dollars to complete and it is just perfect in our living room. I hope to get back to sewing this next week.

Until next time . . . happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. How cute! Wanna come refinish my new double machine sewing table????