Saturday, April 2, 2016

sofa table update

Hey there! Do you ever go back to old posts and think, "I didn't drink nearly enough wine before I published that?"

My original post on this sofa table made that abundantly clear. It's a really old post that some of you may not have seen, so I'm putting it out here again with some new and amazing pictures.

Well, they're new.

Phil bought this beauty back in 1980-something while I was still wearing a training bra and shooting rubber bands out of my braces.

Phil is anti-painted-wood. But he's coming around.

Don't get me wrong, I don't paint everything in sight, but some things are just begging for an update. Like our fine specimen above.

And guess what? Even Phil thinks it looks better now. Kinda like when I actually put makeup on. A little spackle goes a long way.

I sanded down the flat surfaces and stained them with General Finishes Antique Walnut. At this point, they looked almost exactly the same as before, which thrilled me to no end, as you can well imagine.

I added a layer of Varathane Kona, and Eddie von Schnauzer said it looked so good he would only hike his leg on it if he really had no other choice.

Thankfully, I used three coats of General Finishes Enduro Var to protect it.

Pee away, little buddy!

I painted the body with a half/half mixture of Annie Sloan Old White and Coco, and I sealed it with soft wax. I also put on some new knobs from Hobby Lobby.

Did you see my cross-stitch? I haven't done one of those in a dang long time. That's the only way Phil remembers when our adversity day is.

You missed that one? In that case, there's another adversity day post here.

We've come a long way, baby.

Eddie says thanks for stopping by, and see you soon!


  1. That is a fabulous facelift (with no nasty scars or recovery time)

  2. Nice, I like, I want if I could reach through the computer and pinch it I would although where I would put it is a mystery just saying

  3. Hobby Lobby has some great knobs. I had to go back and look at your adversity post. You are a riot. The part about your daughter cracked me up, I have many of times called my daughter a klingon, too!


  4. Definitely better after, Eddie is right, as usual!

  5. Amazing update! Love the knobs and now I'm off to read about adversity....

  6. Definitely deserves a repost! So beautiful. I love those knobs at hobby lobby! I once stood there over an hour looking for the perfect knob. I just followed you by email... I thought I already had and you hadn't blogged lately, hadn't seen a post in ages...duh! I make up things as I go along :)

  7. I love the color of that stain. It's perfect with your magic mixture of paint.
    Philly had to agree...there's no other way to look at it. She's a beauty!

  8. You got married in 1999? You must be so young. Philly's Done Hooters really robbed the cradle with you. I got married in 1979. I think. I'm not sure. I'm trying to erase it from my memory. Your table is gorgeous, darling. Just like me.


  9. Hey I got married to husband #1 in 1999, in September. Love this table, and that you kept the top stained! So glad you're posting again...I missed how you make me laugh. :D

  10. WOW!!! That looks like it's from an episode of a designer show. Good job Andi!!


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