7.31.2011

The Gardner Coffee Table - Before & After

This is a rough before picture of our coffee table turned up on its side. When we got this table I didn't realize this was going to be OUR table but after a bit of cosmetic work and a fresh coat of grey paint it was going to work perfectly next to our white sofas. I found the chunky yet curvy legs to be unique and the scalloped skirt all around the base of the table to give it much character. We added a bit of extra height so we could more easily keep the dusty bunnies cleaned up! The true color is hard to see here with all of the white but it is a grey with a slight blue tint.
The grey was inspired by Sharon over at Elizabeth & Co who painted a coffee table in a nice grey a few months back. Sharon has inspiring pieces all throughout her blog! I am so happy what I took away from her and could put a piece similiar in our own sitting room.
It is hard to believe yet another week has come and gone and the kids will be back in school in three weeks. I wish the clock could start to tick a bit slower.

27 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those legs are AWESOME! love it, melanie!

Terry said...

Oh wow just perfect for the space. So nice and calm.

Shelia said...

Woot Woot! Looks beautiful! You're too good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is a cool coffee table Melanie! It's big enough to decorate and prop up your feet! I agree, the combination of those chunky legs and the scalloped skirt is unique and give it tons of character. And needless to say, I love the grey! You know I always find so much inspiration here. I am so touched that I actually inspired you! Thank you my friend!

Decorating with Cents said...

Beautiful work!

Deborah March said...

Mmmm, LOVE that grey!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Those edges are so pretty! It looks great in your sitting room!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the legs on your table! The add on you made for the height just adds to the charm of the piece. I thought it was like that originally before you mentioned it!

Visiting from Met Monday! : )

michelle said...

Beautiful color and beautiful table! Your living area is gorgeous Melanie with the white, so open and fresh.

School starts in Sept here, I hate to say that I can't wait but they are so ready to go back. :)
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo

Marilyn said...

Your room looks perfect with the table! Nice job.♥♫

Comeca Jones said...

I like it.

Decorating Ideas said...

I love the table! Great job!

Chelsea said...

Wow, that IS a great table. I love it! Mike is so talented!

The Painted Parlor said...

what a gorgeous living room you have! i'm here drooling over your hardwood floors ;) the table turned out beautiful, good call on the little extensions!!

julie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful room! Martina

Amanda said...

The perfect coffee table for your beautiful space! Nicely done!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Jen said...

Melanie, again I love it ALL!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table turned out fabulous. I love it painted white. Using the books and the toolbox is such a great vignette for the table. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pamela said...

LOVING the table!! It looks perfect in your living room!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A perfect piece for your very pretty room.

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just gorgeous! I love the details of the legs and you brought out all of its true beauty. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

julieacraw said...

Love the table and the legs are to die for! Great job!

Revi said...

I like the way you elongated the table legs - what did you use? I also love the way you paired the white/gray with your other whites. It's lovely!
-Revi

Kelli said...

LOVE it!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, those LEGS! Love love love that table!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Such a sturdy little piece! It looks great in your living room! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Yep in LOVE with your table! I need a coffee table so bad right now. I LOVE the legs on yours!

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