We had started with the green and gold coffee table back when we first moved in. And while it was great and a decent size I had a hard time with everything being so rectangular in our living room. The couch is a sleek rectangle, the coffee table was, the desk is, the TV stand is, the dining table is. I was feeling like we needed some other non-square like items in the vicinity.
And as much as I loved the emerald-green and gold I was just feeling like that much of an intense color just wasn’t me. So after some thoughts and discussions we decided to try out something new. We sold it on Craigslist and perused for something different. I had seen a few styles like these and immediately though no way, too 80s. Until I envisioned it with new paint.
It was listed for $30, the glass was in perfect shape (which is rare for such a dated piece), it was round and it had three tiers. I offered $20, they accepted and it came home with me.
It took me no time to clean it up real good. I used Rustoleums primer and paint in one in oil rubbed bronze and gave it the loveliest makeover.
But obviously you know the story doesn’t end there. It never does for me. Al was golfing with his friends on a nice Saturday morning. I packed up the car and headed to the local park to paint the coffee table and one other project. We’ve never had a problem before and we are always sure to bring large tarps and paint where there are no people around. I drove the park for ten minutes to find a spot where there was absolutely no one around me.
I got kicked out. Yes that’s right. I got kicked out of the park. Some ranger hunted me down and told me painting in the park is not allowed. There was not one other person in sight except for him and I. So, yes a little bit of my Boston attitude came out, but then I packed up my things and went on my way.
My friend Abby told me I could go paint in their yard so I did. But then I ran out of paint. So when I got home Al and I finished the final coat on the table on the small piece of grass outside of our building. I should have just done that from the start.
In the end this table looks completely different to me. It’s amazing what a change of paint or finish can do for a piece. We love the three tiers and I really love the roundness of it. Next up, a cute area rug to pull the space together so it doesn’t seem so huge and wide open!