Friday, March 09, 2012

Will the Dude Appreciate The Housewarming Gift?

I am wondering if my nephew will appreciate this table that I picked up at a Goodwill Shop.


Or better yet, the price tag.


I know, perhaps I'll show him how his little cousin wanted to help with the makeover.


 And hopefully he will start to see it come together
 

a little more


and more


until an 11th hour decision turned in to this



 and I show up at his new house with this


and hopefully he will appreciate it! 
Initially, I thought maybe I should paint a checkerboard because of the great wood inlay's on the top, but then I realized
 he would rather impress the chicks then play checkers!

The colors I used for the table are White Wheat from Porter Paint, and  Dark Walnut from mini wax on the top.






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30 comments:

  1. I love the distressed details. Great 11th hour decision! :-) table looks great and if nothing else that dude will have to appreciate the price tag.

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    1. Thanks Dana- being his first place he has no idea on how much life costs. Happy Friday!

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  2. it looks awesome! i love the top of the table- so cool and unique! and i like the inlay being framed out.

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    1. I was going do checkboard on top but I thought- he's 23 and he is more into chicks then checkers!

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  3. Did you give him a set of coasters to go with that awesome table? You know, so he and his friends won't put their beer bottles directly on top!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. You know it! That's why there's 20 coats of wax on top!

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  4. I love the natural and painted look! I would love to find a piece like this! It looks like a million bucks!
    Debbie

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  5. If he doesn't appreciate it, just bring it on over to my house where it definitely would be! Beautiful!

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  6. Love it!! I'm sure he will appreciate having furniture. I can't guarantee he'll understand the work that went into, though. That might be asking a lot from a 20 something male in his first apartment! :)

    I've pinned this for future reference!

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  7. It's fabulous! AND when he gets married he will be a rare man that contributes good furniture to the union. :) Great job. Lisa~

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  8. Laura,

    Your table looks awesome! I love the dark top with the distressed white! What a stunning make-over.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  9. Love the way this turned out!! Gorgeous!!

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  10. Sooo cute! I really love it! It would go great with a the stool and chairs makeover I just did: http://www.becauseithinkican.com/2012/03/08/farmhouse-chic-chairs-and-stool/
    :) Have a great night!

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

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  11. Gasp! It turned out so lovely! Well done Laura!

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  12. If he doesn't appreciate it I will. :) I pinned it. :)
    Karah

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  13. Doncha love a Goodwill find? I love this -- it looks AWESOME! :)

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  14. What a pretty table. I love it, especially the price ;)

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  15. Man, I can never find good deals like this! Awesome job on the table!

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  16. I'm jealous of your nephew!!! I'm curious what kind of paint you use?The table is beautiful!!

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    1. Kristin- Thanks! for this project I used White Wheat a color from Porter Paint. It is my favorite for an off white/light cream color. The top is some dark walnut stain. I also used a wax on the top only.

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  17. It's gorgeous, I'll take it if he's not properly impressed =)

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  18. Love it - the wood pattern on top is fantastic - sure to impress the chicks!!
    Kelly

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  19. love how this turned out...and your little helper is tooo cute!!! I am your newest follower...if you like ck me out and follow too...http://cclrlycreative-finallydoingwhatilove.blogspot.com/

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  20. Ooh, wee, this is so pretty now! Love the transformation! And your helper!

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  21. Take it from a dude. If a chick likes the table, the dude will think it's the very thing. But are you sure you don't want to keep it? Oh yeah: dudes love distressing because they don't have to be so careful with it. Bravo.

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  22. Very nice restyle and a very cute assistant :) Stop on by for a blog visit I'm your newest follower :)

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  23. This looks great! I love that you left the top the dark pattern! It is both masculine and feminine. It will look amazing anywhere!

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  24. So pretty (can it be pretty if it's for a guy?) - I like the dark top too. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home!

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  25. You just cinched it for me! I have a coffee table that has a somewhat similar top on it and I've been undecided as to whether or not leaving it stained and paint the rest or accent the design on the top, but I was leaning towards staining. After seeing how great this table turned out, I'm convinced I should just stain it & paint the rest.

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