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. 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

  5. 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!


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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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...

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


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

  13. 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

  14. 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 :)

  15. 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!

  16. 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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