Friday, March 9, 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:

Dana @ CraftedNiche.com said...

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.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

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

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

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

reFresh reStyle said...

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

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

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

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

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!

The Pennington Point said...

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

thistlewoodfarm said...

Laura,

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

blessings,
karianne

Tonya said...

Love the way this turned out!! Gorgeous!!

because (i think) i can said...

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

Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen said...

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

Erica {let why lead} said...

It is gorgeous! Congrats!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

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

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

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

Sherry said...

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

Beth said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

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.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

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

Eclectically Vintage said...

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

charlene said...

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/

Terry said...

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

Terry said...

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.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

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

Jen Lossing said...

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

Tisha said...

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!

Beth said...

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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