DIY: A Striped Coffee Table

I found this coffee table at a rummage sale with a $25 sticker on it, but was able to talk the owner down to $12... yes, always ask if they'll take less. You never know unless you ask! 
First, I removed the legs and gave her a good sanding.
I LOVE this little DeWalt! 

I brush painted the entire table with a satin white and used painter's tape to make stripes. 
Sorry there's no picture for this, I'm still learning to remember everything I need to capture in the process!
I sanded around the edges to give it a little distressed look then used 
Minwax water-based polycrylic protective finish.
And here she is...
Can you tell I like stripes?! 

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  1. That turned out so well! I love your living room, the stripes are so cute. Nice job!

  2. It turned out beautifully! I want one. I have a sad lack of coffee tables in my house.

  3. love it! thanks for linking up to mom it monday! I'll be sharing on my FB page too! :)

  4. LOVE this table! Great job!!!

  5. TOTALLY AMAZING! this is my new fav. thing. Strips. I did some Mustard seed Yellow striped canvas frames. LOVE THEM. Thanks for linking. winks, jen

  6. I love the idea of doing stripes on furniture! I actually just did horizontal stripes on one of my walls! Thanks for sharing this great idea!


  7. I love that you bargained for the table!! You must make an awesome garage sale shopper. The table looks incredible too!!

  8. This is really neat! I'm refinishing a painted bookshelf and trying to figure out what I can do with the inside back panels. My first thought was fabric but I think it would be really difficult to get the fabric to adhere to it without bubbles in the fabric. I may just have to find a way to paint it instead. Gorgeous!

  9. Oh my!! I love this. I love how the pillows match too! New follower here. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Also, if you get a chance PRETTY PLEASE check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on next week. I would love to see you be a part of it!! :)

    Have a great week!

  10. Ahhh! So pretty! I like anything with stripes.

  11. So creative and bold but it works so well. I just love the stripes!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  12. This is such a fun and funky coffee table!! I love it!! I featured it today!!


  13. Great job on the table!!! It turned out amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your clever coffee table at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  14. Another great DIY from you. Love it!

  15. That makes such a great statement! I never ask for a lesser price and you have inspired me! I am a new follower from Young and Crafty. Vicky from Mess For Less

  16. I agree with always asking for less...you never know :) This turned out really cute with the stripes matching your pillows. And thanks for the tip on the sander - mine just isn't cutting it anymore and now I have a recommendation on a new one :)

  17. Ok now I realize I need to go back and look at your archives b/c you have some great DIY projects that I am going to copy cat!

  18. I love what you have done with your table.....it is so pretty :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.....I'm your newest follower :)


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