Tuesday, February 23, 2010

hApPy MiStAkEs

K, this is one of my Pottery Barn outlet buys from about 5 years ago, the coffe table, not the TV!

I am fortunate to have a brother who lives about 30 minutes from a PB outlet.  He has always been the lucky one! Although, I did drive 5 hours to get this along with several other pieces of furniture I got a real deal on it, if you don't count the gas $, it was only 35$!



This is the one that is still in the catalouge for 299$.  Please find the nearest PB outlet to you today and plan a trip IT IS worth it! k, back to my post, so when we purchased this it had a few scratches on it, no big deal. But, after 2 kids and a couple of TVs on it, you can say a lot of scratches! So, after purchasing my Rug(s) I wanted the coffe table back in the LR. WARNING! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!!





UNLESS, you don't have any sandpaper and you are extremely impatient and your husband is watching the Olympics and you don't want to ask him to make a run to WM for you!!!

So, after the first swipe with this power tool, I thought I had made a HUGE mistake! But, what did have to lose. I had only spent 35$ and it was all scratched up anyway! So, I continued on, and then proceeded to  paint!



At some point I had thought to myself... maybe you can sand something TOO much!!!



And keep in mind I shopped the house for accessories! They won't be staying long.(I hope).  Anyway the paint was soaking in alot and as I stepped back I was kinda liking the wood grain showing!  Although, it needs a rub down with some fine sandpaper and prob another coat of paint, I couldn't wait to post this since it was pretty close to done!

P.S.... didn't see the B-Ball until I uploaded, please ignore!!!

Thanks ; )

47 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow I think it looks great and better this way! I love the bb because it shows that you are real!

Linda said...

I just luv it...your makeover is sooooo PRETTY! Come by and check out my new PARTY...I think you might like it:)

Blessings,
Linda

Simply Stafford said...

You wanna come do mine??? :)

a very blessed lady! said...

not really, Sarah but you can borrow my power sander if you are feeling brave/dumb enough to use it!

Kelley said...

It looks great!

Style Sisters said...

Wow that looks amazing!! I love how turned out with the white! Great job.
Hey stop by and check out my Easter napkin Ring promotion and see some fun ideas for your Easter table.
Karin

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic Motif said...

I think this one looks even better than the original from PB. Kudos!

Debbie said...

I really love this. I agree with the above post that I like it even better that the original.

I LOVE a whitewashed look!

Joyce said...

We dont have PB in Australia, it looks fabulous- you did a great job

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I would have missed the basketball if you hadn't said something. :) I'm trying to think if there's even a Pottery Barn around here. I like the look of the painted table!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

A happy mistake- I think it turned out great! You can sand something too much, but only if you start making the surface uneven. ;) Otherwise, primer and paint will cover it.

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

Kim said...

Wow totally different look!!

Kirsty said...

I think it looks fantastic! When I saw the belt sander on the table, I said, "uh oh!" I have done the exact same thing! Those things are too powerful for some projects, aren't they! But, you did a great job! I love when an oops becomes a favorite. Good job!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love how it looks! It really stands out nicely against your darker sofas. What a great find.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Super cute!! I love the new look! Great job :)

The Yorgason's said...

That turned out beautifully. Great job!

Lost In Tarnation said...

I agree, it looks better now that you've worked on it than it did from PB! I love outlets! Great score.

Jamie said...

Okay. I love it. Need to add "finding a pottery barn outlet" onto my things to do list. :)

The Saved Quarter said...

Looks great!

I just wanted to check that the TV is strapped to the wall. A friend of mine nearly lost her daughter recently when she pulled a dresser down over her. She didn't thing the toddler was big enough to pull it down, and had the dresser not fell against the side of the bed, she would have been crushed. I'm extra cautious about it now!

willsmum said...

Very nicely done.
P/S...Acts 2:38 is my fav scripture too :^)

too Blessed to Stress said...

Oh I love the creamy color. and house shopped accessories are the best for the "transition time" Beautiful job!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Jamee said...

This turned ot absolutely beautiful

jellybean02 said...

I also learned the hard way, but your mistake turned out wonderful! I actually like the wood showing through on this, good job!

Tausha said...

Love the white paint. I too am a lover of sanding and have often wondered if one can sand something too much. The thought was quick lived-cause I still sand the heck out of stuff! Great, clean look!

fawnda said...

Looks great! I love the white!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love it just as is!! And we ALL have bballs in our living room...or at least I do!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great makeover. Looks so much better than the original; very fresh and chic. You did a wonderful job!

Cheers!
Tina

Mimi said...

Great looking table!

kim said...

Great job on the table. I live about 45 minutes from a PB outlet. Great prices! I have that same little flower arrangement...Kim

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a great deal and I love the color--thanks for linking up!

Shannon said...

Love it! how lucky of you to have someone who lives next to the pb outlet!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

I love it! Maybe a coat of smoke glaze wiped on and off would be a nice touch? It's beautiful as is though. And that basketball in the pic makes your house a home. :)

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

OOOh love it! I am using an ottoman for a coffee table and now I rethinking! I have an outlet about an hour away-time to take a ride-when the snow is gone!
~Nancy

Sandy said...

Who's house does not have a b/ball on the living room floor? You did a great job with the table...
Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/2010/02/seasons-are-changing-thank-you.html

Hootin' Anni said...

It is now....MOST beautiful.

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A Cottage Muse said...

Fabulous makeover!!!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks great. BTW, the b-ball just makes it look like a real home, not something staged.

~ Tracy

afistfullofweeds* said...

Accidental decorating is the best!! I love it when that happens!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture!

I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

So creamy and lovely! Thanks for sharing it at the POPP!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

looooove it.

Lori said...

Wow! You did a wonderful job. I love it..

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.
Lori

Cheryl said...

Cute-cute-cute!

Erica said...

It looks great!!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Lori said...

I just featured you pretty table. Stop by and grab my I was featured button...
Thanks again for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs.

Lori

Teri said...

It looks great! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

$35 is a great buy and I love it in the white.