Thumb Tack Coffee Table

Thumb Tack Coffee Table

This table was part of a huge haul I made from a yard sale.  After cleaning it, this is what it looked like.

1960's Coffee Table "Before"

Since I was using the Valspar Super Flat Primer and Paint, I sanded it slightly before painting.  Lowe’s copied the Annie Sloan color I used on the Medicine Cabinet Transformed, which is French Linen.  This is my favorite Annie Sloan color, as far as versatility goes.

Two coats of paint are needed when using the Valspar’s Super Flat.

Chalk Paint Substitute - Paris Grey

Usually one coat is sufficient with Annie Sloan.

I roughed it up with sand paper, clear waxed it, and then dark waxed it.

Aged with Waxing

I felt it still needed a little something.  It was a little too plain.

Sanded Areas of Table

I saw a picture of a table that had been studded with nail heads around the tabletop rim, and it was beautiful.

I’m sure I have the real nail heads somewhere, but I couldn’t find them.  That’s what I get for cleaning out the craft cave.  Does that happen to you?  Can you find anything after you straighten up?

Thumb Tack Details

It must be a memory issue (rather, lack of memory).  It’s all organized, but which location did I organize it into?  Perhaps I need to make a master list.  Ugh…too much detail energy needed for that!

I used the needle nose pliers to hold the tacks steady as I hammered with HH’s rubber hammer.  It saved my fingers!

Adding Thumb Tacks

Using the rubber hammer kept the tacks from getting scratched and dented.  The tacks add a little bling, but nothing too flashy.

When I placed the coffee table in our family room, I loved how the French Linen color took on a greenish cast.  You can see I have accents of green in there.  It’s amazing how colors change from room to room.

New Table in Family Room

I almost named this post “The Tacky Coffee Table”, but I don’t think it looks that tacky, y’all.  Do you think it looks tacky?

Thumb Tack Coffee Table

To me, it’s retro………..with a tish of bling!

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Comments

  1. sue says

    Amazing! You are incredibly talented! It’s got to be a gift, for I’d never see what you did in what you started with, but I love the finished product!!

    sue