Saturday, December 17, 2011

Coffee Table Re-Do, Giveaway Winner & Sunday Social. Oh My!

This post is what I'm going to call a triple whammy.  A project, a giveaway winner & a blog hop.  Say what?! Remember our ottoman that we fixed up to be our coffee table?  Well, we decided he was much too tall so he got promoted to bench for our dining room table.  So that meant we needed a new coffee table.  The husband and I had a little adventure to Salvation Army where we discovered this guy.
  He was originally $20 with 75% off.  That's right, we rescued him for a whole $5.

So let's skip the boring parts of sanding, priming and painting..  let's be honest, you just want to see the before and after pictures.  So let's give the people what they want.

Paint Color: Behr Disney Underwater Wonders

Meet the supervisor

Side Note: We are thinking about painting our couch (Gasp, yes, I said paint).  I have seen some tutorials on it.  Just wanted to see if any of you have done it and get some feedback on it.  Some dos, don'ts or are you crazy!?

I won't leave you without a little foreshadowing of one of our next projects.  It involves this mess corner or better known as Cooper's corner.

Linking up HERE!

One more thing, it's time to announce the winner of the Personalized Snowman Ornament. The winner is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now what you all have been waiting for..

Sunday Social.
How to participate:
1.  Follow your hosts (The Kurtz Corner & The Sasse Life) via Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow the Featured blog (Once a Mom Always a Cook)
3.  Link up your blog's home page -- not a specific link or you will be deleted!
4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and make some friends!
5. Let your friends know by posting this button. The more, the merrier!

Let's get social!


Jenn said...

I love that color!

Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook said...

Your coffee table looks awesome! Adore the color :) Thank you for the feature and Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

Loving that cool color! I also like the bowl and the cute puppy dog. :) Happy Sunday!

Violet @ Kelly Mae Kreations said...

I absolutely LOVE your coffee table! I really enjoy seeing your projects. :) I am interested to see what and how your paint your couch.

RAHKed said...

The table looks great! I am a new follower, I found you on the blog hop. I hope you can follow back, you can find me at

~April~ said...

Came by on the Sunday Funday Hippidy Hop :-)
Old follower GFC, Google+, FaceBook

Kelly said...

Nice blog & I like the name! Your dog is too cute, our old dog kept his tongue out like that, love it! Following from the Exposure 99% hop. Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

Christine @ Why We Love Green said...

Very nice! I think we have a very similar IKEA table. The coating is chipping, so maybe we will follow in your footsteps on this one! Thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble! I've stumbled your page. Hope to see you again next week!

Our Delightful Home said...

Great price :) Love the color of the table!

~Mrs. Delightful

Jamie said...

It came out great!

theolivetree said...

great job on the table! Love that blue!!

Jen said...

Gracious, that is one AWESOME pop of color! I'd be thrilled if you popped by to share this post, and any others you'd like to show off at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at ~Jen I'll also be linking up a little something to your fab party!

Jamie said...

Great color! Thanks for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!!

For Love of Cupcakes

Lisa said...

i love how that blue pops!

Venassa said...

Great color! I love having a piece of furniture in a really fun color.

Brooke said...

Just found you via Flock Together Blog Hop!

Love the coffee table!


Diane and Chad said...

new follower from the monster hop...beautiful blue and pup! Visit if you get a chance:

KristaM said...

Hey! Just found your blog through the Monster Hop! Hope you have a happy holidays and drop on over to my blog and follow back :) Thanks!


Lori said...

You are right in front of me at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Came over for a look, Merry Christmas.

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I am in love with the color of that table!! So Pretty!
I am your newest follower! I found you at Ginger Snap Crafts!
Would love if you stopped by and said Hi:)

Jodi@ said...

LOVE the color of your table!!!

I've read that Annie Sloan chalk paint does really great when painting on furniture.

google it, or search pinterest, I know it's out there. :o)

Jodi@ said...

I just linked my site, and I'm following you and the other host too! Love your blog!! :o)

Jamie said...

looks great. Love the color. So bright. As far as painting your couch... I have not painted fabric furniture yet (although I want to) but from what I read, you don't want to do it to anything you use often. I guess it stiffens up the furniture and makes it fairly uncomfortable. I would also guess that the paint would crack if it was used sat on a lot. Not sure though. I plan on painting a small chair before doing anything large. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love how this table came out. I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit
~Kara(already a google follower :)

marissa said...

this turned out great! I love the pop of color in that room I'd love it if you'd add this to my link party over at

texasholly said...

Did you paint the bowl on the table too? I have one just like it from IKEA and it is chrome and shiny and NEVER looks clean. I may spray paint it this week! hahaha

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)


Allison @ House of Hepworths

Natasha said...

Just Gorgeous!!!

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party, hope to see you there again this week

Natasha xx