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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another Table Re-Do

I'm beginning to wonder if this is all I do! The truth be told, tables are great resale items and I can usually pick them up pretty inexpensively. Here's a coffee table I picked up for $25 last weekend. It was beautiful as is, but had some pretty big scratches on the top- Soooooooo... you know the routine...Mr. Sander and I had an afternoon date with Heirloom's Semi-Gloss Black and Behr's Black. No primer on this piece. I just sanded the top down to bare wood, sprayed the legs and sides and rolled the top. Here she is, ready for a date with craig.
I think the black makes the details stand out so much more. Here's a closer look...
And a view from the top...
What do you think? I'm thinking $200 might be a good starting point- we'll have to see what happens. Love, Kelly

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  1. The table turned out gorgeous. I love the detail on it. Beautiful painted black. Hugs, Marty

  2. Just beautiful! Love the black and the detail.

  3. Stunning! Can't wait to hear how much it sells for!

  4. I have a coffee table waiting to be rehabed that looks identical! I know what i'll be doing with it now! ;)

  5. Found you on my friend Karen's blog (Stairstep Boys). Awesome job on your coffee table!! I love to refinish too! We are also a tennis family ( saw somewhere that you love tennis!) son ( 7yrs old) believes he will be the next Roger Federer!

  6. Wow, it looks great! I'm a huge fan of black furniture. And, I love the distressed look! Good luck with your sale!

  7. I've been redoing pieces and basically giving them away for years....heck, you have really inspired me to actually make some pocket money. Craigslist is so convenient and really big here too. Awesome job!

  8. Kelly,

    I just want you to know you've inspired me to take on refurnishing items and putting them on Craigslist. However...I have NO IDEA how to price point an item. I've picked up a hutch dirt cheap and found a desk for free...but how do I know how much to ask for them? I see your items you've refinished and you sell them so fast! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  9. Whoa! I did not see that coming! What a creative redo!

  10. Staci,
    The best way to start pricing is to do a search on craigslist for items that are similar to what you're selling. When I first started I might sell an item within the hour and I'd realize it was priced too low- Now I have a tendency to price a little higher than I think (and sometimes it sells right away anyway) and then lower it each weekend. There's definitely a learning curve on pricing and unfortunately I think it varies by location- Try the search method first and if you'd like you can email me a picture and I'll help you.

  11. I love your table!!!

    I wanted to let you know that i'm going to feature this great table at Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. If you would like to stop by and grab my I was feaured button please grab it.