I have had this coffee table for about seven years now. It was actually given to us when we were in college. Another college couple gave it to us when they moved to Las Vegas for school. Trust me, it did not look this good when we got it. It was a natural wood color with water stains on it and wheat all over it. It was definitely dated.
After I first got it I painted it black to match my 1970 couches that I had painted black. The couches and coffee table looked good together. I mean the price was free for all the pieces. We couldn’t afford much and we didn’t have much.
When we moved and bought a new couch set the coffee table wasn’t needed anymore since the new couch set had an ottoman with it and we no longer had room for it. After we had our daughters the coffee table went to live in their room. Their room is really big.
It had some neglect while living in that room. Little girls can be hard on old coffee tables. After having our third daughter and having to redo the girls room we realized the furniture just didn’t fit and that the coffee table would have to go.
If you’re like me it took a while to let go of this piece of furniture. (I swear I have a touch of hoarding.) This piece had been with us during so many good times it was hard to just let go of it but I knew it needed a new home. Where someone would love it and show it off, not hide it in the corner under a pile of clothes.
I love how the revamp turned out. The black was a pain to cover with the white but I love how it turned out. Now I need to go through the parting process all over again. I’ve tried to figure out how I could keep it but really we have no room for it.
Update: I sold the coffee table. It was a bitter sweat day for me. Although once it was gone and I could actually walk in my entry way it felt good. There are some fond memories with that table and I hope it gets to make a lot more fond memories in it’s new home.