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Old 08-16-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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Check out my new coffee table!

Last week we possessed the world's ugliest coffee table. It was big, brown and horrible. Scratched, dented, beaten up, stained, not nice at all. So sanded down with my new electric sander (which blew up!) then by hand, then attacked with all manner of paints, varnishes and what have you, hey presto, a pretty table!

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Old 08-16-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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Well, aren't you and Colin the cleverest things, kylie! Very nice.
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:52 PM   #3
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I want to crackle a bookcase that we have. Was it hard to do? Did you buy the kit or use the elmer's glue like Trading Spaces does?

Your table looks so cute! This has me fired up again.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:10 AM   #4
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The cleverest thing Colin did was stay out of the way!!! Hahaha!! He doesn't do decorating!!!

I used normal acrylic paint under and over a layer of "paint effects crackle medium". I normally use Jo Sonja on small projects, but couldn't find that here, and I used what I could find in my local hardware store, and it's great!
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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Wow that looks really nice! Love the crackle effect.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:20 AM   #6
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Good job kyles!!!! I want to paint my bedroom furniture - I just need to do it and quit thinking about it!!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #7
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Kyles,
Your table looks beautiful..I re-did our bedroom set about 10 years ago, it was hard work, but we loved the way it turned out. An added plus was that feeling of I did this Nice job Kyles.

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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Lovely job, Kyles!
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:01 PM   #9
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It would have been interesting to see a Before & After (next time you have a project).

Like others, I think you did a good job... particularly on the crackle surface. I also like your choice of colors. Personally, however, I might not have used the purple on the slats between the legs... I might have just gone with the red color there... but that's just me.
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