Tuesday, February 21, 2012

When Your Number Is Up...

In my previous post I talked about my thing for furniture legs.  It nearly always starts with the legs.  Like a Siren's call...  Sorry, about the before picture, but at least there is one!  I had already started to work on this when I remembered.  Imagine it upright with a piece of glass where you see the cutout.

I am so thankful legs don't speak to everyone.  That way they are still there for me to get my greedy little hands on!  This is another thrifty find.  A playful puppy had it's way with a corner.  There were some scratches and dings.  Interesting thing, I also kind of like dings and scratches.  They give a piece some character.  This one had character in abundance.  Just look...
Sorry, I was losing my light for these pictures so I may have to redo some soon. The paint color is Annie Sloan's Old Ochre and finished with light wax only after some light distressing.   I could hardly wait for this reveal.  You see, when your number is up it's up!

How many times have I passed up on a coffee table because of the glass top and I wanted all wood, yadda, yadda, yadda?  Well, no more!  I loved those legs so much that the glass top was kind of an afterthought.  The glass was in pretty good shape though, only some light wear and tear, no chips, no huge imperfections.  My plan was to immulate those great "numbered" coffee tables/desk tops I've seen out there.  Only mine would be achieved with the help of some etching creme.  This is a during photo.  I wish I had thought to take a true tutorial photo shoot on this one.  I used my Silhouette to create some vinyl numbers in a variety of sizes and fonts.  Adhered them to the glass and 5 minutes under the etching creme, a good rinse,  and voila'!  And if I were to do it over I would have reversed the numbers on my vinyl and used the etching creme on the underside.  Duhhhh moment!

After peeling off all the numbers this is what I was left with.  I have to say that I am so very, very pleased with this coffee table.  It will be a nice conversation piece in a family room somewhere.  I believe in my previous post I also alluded to the seperation anxiety I feel when some of my furniture leaves me.  This will be a tuffy!

It might even push me over the top.

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  1. The legs are cute, but I REALLy love the numbers!

  2. that was such a great idea! and i also love those legs. :)

  3. HAHA..you and I must be sisters. I am also a "leg lover" when it comes to furniture. Come check out my blog and almost every post mentions my obsession..lol This looks like a lot of fun, I have to get more bold when it comes to creating. Good Job!

  4. That turned out so cool! I've never tried the etchng cream but I have used the Frosted spray paint. You get the same look. I never thought to use it on furniture. I always used it on windows or mirrors. I may have to try that. I keep passing those kind of tables up because I don't want the hassle of the glass. Nice job! Dee

  5. Looks really good! I love adding numbers to my decor and this adds a nice graphic punch!

  6. Great great idea. I just pinned it. Might need to copy you!!

  7. That is just too cool! Love it! Wow! Hmmmm....wondering how that would look in my living room with chocolate furniture???? We may have to talk about this one!

  8. Oh, I *know* this one is going to appear all over blog-land! I love it! Love the casters, love the numbers...gorgeous!

  9. I love it! The numbers are were such a great idea! Very creative and yes, I would have to think hard before letting that little baby go.... the numbers would have to be good. Blessings!

  10. Great makeover. Love anything with numbers. You did a fantastic job. I did the front of a table drawer with numbers and love it.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.
    So happy to see find your blog. I will be back often. Lots of inspiration.
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures

  11. This is fantastic...what a wonderful idea! I love numbers and I too have a thing for furniture legs...it's all about the legs :)


  12. great job! love numbers on anything, but never thought about redoing a coffee table with glass... may have to try this... fab!

  13. this is so beautiful!! thanks for stoping by my blog, i'm ur newest follower. i can't wait to dig in. i luv how u married different pieces togather.

  14. This is one FABULOUS coffee table! I love it! You have me looking at glass in a whole new light!

  15. Ooooh I L.O.V.E. this table! the glass and numbers are an awesome addition to this already great table!


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