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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

White Wednesday

When you are in this crazy world of buying and selling furniture, sometimes you need a plan B...or C...

When we bought this cute coffee table a couple of years ago at the Long Beach Flea Market it had the original pink paint distressed to perfection. Before we got to the parking lot, 3 people wanted to buy it...
3!!
Of course, we didn't sell it.
We took it to the store and worked in a beautiful display featuring our new treasure.

We don't have pictures of the pink finish, but trust us...it was dreamy!
After a few months, we realized that NOBODY was interested in a pink coffee table...where are those 3 people now???? Not in our store!!!

Here's when plan B was put in motion...
a coat of 2 of white paint...

and back to the store...

long enough to know that NOBODY wants to buy coffee tables anymore...or at least not THIS coffee table!
Back to the garage.

After months of table seclusion, a little voice whispered in our ear..."3's a charm"
It's time for Plan C.
3 inch foam...

a cover and trim...

same wonderful details...


and our vintage coffee table....ottoman is ready to be adopted...

In the meantime, we'll think of Plan D just in case!

"When you are through changing, you are through"
~Bruce Barton~

If you need a Plan B, don't miss
Faded Charm
The Shabby Chic Cottage

lots of inspiration awaits!

39 comments:

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a transformation! Its great. I have a bad coffee table fetish though. My basement is where all old coffee tables go to die I think. Now you've given me an idea ~ thank you.

Joan said...

You really did that coffee table a favor. Congratulations on your ingenuity!
Stop by Applejack Lane if you have the opportunity.

Susan said...

I love what you did with the coffee table. It will sell for you now!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a great idea!! It looks absolutely fabulous! I'm sure there will be no need for a plan D!!! I would want to keep it!
Michelle

LuLu said...

I have a coffee table i picked up for $2 that i want to do the exact same thing with to sell!!! Just haven't gotten around to doing it!
Your table looks amazing and I love the shape... and i actually have the perfect spot in my home for your lovely ottoman!!! bummer i'm so far away!! It's totally going to sell!!!
xo,
LuLu

Low Tide High Style said...

Oh I think the third time will definitely be the charm, that table turned ottoman is beautiful! I love the fabric you used!

Kat :)

Monica@The White Bench said...

WOW! So very pretty! A lovely addition to any room.
Happy WW,
Monica.

Kiki said...

Fabulous...so gorgeous!! Wonderful work! Charming!
Kiki~

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I love it as an ottoman! You did a beautiful job transforming that table! I would have loved to see the pink, not that I could talk my hubby into it :) It's perfection! Theresa

Bearly Sane said...

What a metamorphosis! Love the idea, but personally I would have preferred a less contemporary fabric.
I do admire your persistance though and hopefully you'll be "third time lucky"!!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

the wild raspberry said...

Very cute! Sometimes it's back to the drawing board. Glad I'm not the only one to do that. :) It is beautiful!
Warmly, Debbie

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

FAB ottoman - they would be crazy not to buy this pretty piece. Good luck.
Sylvia

Lori said...

OH!!! how stunning is that!!! i just love the fabric you used and that pretty trim...i bet it was stinking cute pink too...

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Looks real nice, Great idea. Have a good evening. Julian

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, that really turned out nice and great fabric choice!

Sherry said...

What a great redo. That looks fantastic!
Come by my blog for a chance to win Rachael Ray bake ware.
Thanks!
Sherry
www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Would have loved to see the pink version...make that 4 people!
Looks pretty nice in white as well, nice detail.
Clever plan C, padding, now I've got to remember that one.
Enjoy!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You are never short on ideas, my friends. (BTW, I would have loved it as a chippy pink coffee table!)

A Cottage Muse said...

That beautiful piece will be gone before you know it!!! Just lovely!

Sue said...

You did a beautiful job on the table. And I always forget to tell you, I LOVE the quotes you include on your blog posts from time to time!
Take care, Sue

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full Post! I adore your otto! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in at my place one day this week as you get a chance. until later...

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Fabulous idea ~ it's beautiful! Love the quote too. Happy WW ~ Rebecca

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration! Love how it turned out!

Happy White Wednesday!

Warmly,
Lori

Sharyn said...

Oh my - can I be number 4 that wants it? I would love that - perfect for the new house we are going to move into. Your transformation is stunning.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh it looks wonderful, I love the C option!
Just perfect.
love
Alison
x

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh boy...this transformation was wonderful. I love the detail of the trim around this.

LuLu♥

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

I love the "coffee ottoman"! I just found your blog and look forward to delving further in and reading your posts. I'm a new follower!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Wow - I liked it all white, but it's really absolutely lovely now! Good luck, I'm sure someone will snatch it up!

Faded Charm said...

Third times a charm! You guys are so luck to be involved in such a wonderful Antique Mall. I told Sue that if I lived close by I'd work there for free just to be around such cool stuff. Really enjoyed it and all your lovely creations.

Take care,

Kathleen

KayC. said...

Very clever! Loved it as a coffee table and now in it's present form!

Welcome said...

OK, that is just awesome! I have a table very similar to that and I might just do what you've done. Thank you so much for sharing that!

Come by and join my giveaway, too!

Cheers!

Sandi said...

This table /ottoman is beautiful!! I would have purchased it pink...lol!!
Blessings~

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

really pretty little table. Nice work

Cassie said...

love love love it! what a great idea! found your site through shabby chic cottage transformation thursday. love it!

Shirley said...

That's lovely. You are so clever!!

Katie said...

Beautiful! Great idea.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! It turned into a perfectly charming and adorable ottoman! No doubt it will be picked up in no time. Have a great day! :) Tammy

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

You've done it once again....You've taken my breath away!

Rose Farnsworth Davis said...

Wow, that's amazing! I also sell antiques and this is just the greatest idea! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration...