Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunny Yellow Coffee Table

I'd been on the lookout for a coffee table for my living room for some time.


Then this little jem turned up over the winter. I loved the clean simple lines.




This was another project that I finished in the house instead of the garage when the weather just wasn't cooperating.





I used General Finishes buttermilk yellow milk paint. This is a really beautiful shade of soft yellow that I return to often. I just slightly distressed the edges and finished with two coats of General Finishes satin polycrylic.






This is the easiest techinique I've found for painting knobs. I simply poke a hole through the flap of a cardboard box and attach the knobs - no fuss, no mess.








I love the way the soft yellow looks in front of the red sofa! I love red and the trailing vine fabric. And this sofa was a big departure for me. It was time to let go of my plaid sofa addiction!























I think she is the perfect finishing touch for my living room!







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32 comments:

Tote said...

I love that table. It looks great in your living room.

Susan

The Primitive Skate said...

The table looks awesome! Love that color...

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

the table is adorable and i love the creamy yellow color you chose!!!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

so pretty : )

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh it is so pretty. It does look great with the red!!

Kathysue said...

What a difference a sunny color can make in a room, great choice,Kathysue

NanaDiana said...

I love that table, Sharon- It is clean lined and lovely. I really like the color too. I have never heard of General Finishes paint...where have I been?

It is great with your jaunty-toned red sofa! What a happy combination! Hugs- Diana

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love that color. Really softs up the piece.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It's darling! Love the bright happy color!

molly susan strong said...

So sweet. Love how tidy you are. One day I will be...NOT. I am a messy, messy, messy girl!

Joyce said...

I love the colour on this! Looks wonderful

Lesley Litrento said...

Lovely update. Simply pretty.:)

Peggy said...

Sharon, I love the coffee table. It is perfect for the room and fits so well with your style. I can't wait to see it in person! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Awesome blog!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

such a cheerful yellow! i love it with all the green accents- it looks so springy and happy! and in the summer you can have pink accents, and the fall orange and brown... the possibilities are endless!

Marianne said...

Hi Sharon, the table came out great...and looks
fantastic in your living room with the red sofa. I just love the yellow and red combo.
Marianne :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I just love the look of your table! The colour you chose is awesome!!
Have a nice weekend:)

Sanghamitra.
RAINBOW-The Colours of India

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

That is a pretty color! And it does have a fabulous shape! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh goodness...that shade of yellow is so soft and PRETTY!!!

Blessings,
Linda

The Gunny Sack said...

This turned out great! I love the color!!!

bj said...

What a beautiful shade of yellow and it looks like you did a great job of painting it. I LOVE the shape and design of it. You're right..it looks fabulous in front of that awesome red sofa. GOOD JOB, LADY.
xo bj

High Street Cottage said...

Sharon you did a great job, and what a fantastic color, it looks beautiful.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty and such a lovely shade of yellow. I recently sold an antique dresser that I considered for a coffee table, very similar but just a bit too high. Yours looks just right.

Mimi said...

I love your table! I have never used milk paint but my mother always talked about it. And now I see why. Love your color and what a beautiful finish.
And Happy Anniversary! So glad I found you at Funky Junk

KAT said...

The color is a great one! I just did some picture frames boards in a creamy color and distressed them and I love the look of doing that. Love your table and how it fits in
KAT

gail said...

I love your table! It's soo cute! Perfect, in fact!
gail

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love the table!!! It's so pretty - that yellow is just perfect. Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I shared it on my FB page today!!

Karena said...

Lovely Sharon, I adore your table and the color is perfect!

Be sure to enter my awesome $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

knack said...

I love your yellow coffee table! so pretty....and the knobs in cardboard is awesome too!......I'll have to remember that next time I am painting knobs!

Have a great day!

xo

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the color, the table looks so pretty!

hugs
Charo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon, Your table looks wonderful in the new paint color. I'll have to check out this milk paint. Take care and thank you for joining my party.
xo,
Sherry

Angela said...

Fantastic transformation and I'm so loving that couch.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the table and am loving it in yellow~ how charming! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)