Foster Failure December 15, 2011 DIY, Furniture Makeovers, Home Decor, Our House, Thrift Store Finds 6 Comments 3742 I already shared with you my first “booth” piece, but really this was the project that started it all. I saw this coffee table on Craigslist for $5 and couldn’t pass it up. Sure I had nowhere to put it (along with that antique trunk in the corner that I picked up at an estate sale), but I figured I could do a quick flip and make a few bucks. Do not judge my house when I’m working. I tried to use materials I already had on hand, which meant the top got a coat of Minwax Dark Walut and 3 coats of paste wax. On the bottom I used some paint from my stash of Sherwin Williams samples (I”m a little worried they’re going to cut me off). I believe it’s Dovetail Gray. Then I distressed the edges and glazed the whole bottom half with some antiquing medium mixed with brown craft paint. When everything was dry, I finished with 2 coats of paste wax. I LOVED the table. I thought, “Hey I’ll stage it really nicely for some pictures to post on Craigslist,” and set it up in my living room. And, it hasn’t moved since. I took it into my home with the intent of finding it another home, and it never made it out. I listed my old Pier 1 rattan/iron coffee and end table set (we’ve had it for 5 years and were the second owners) on Craigslist and got $60 for them. I think I came out ahead, no? 6 Responses ashleigh December 15, 2011 looks great!! 🙂 BTW, where did you get that little owl, he is too cute! (I have an obsession with those little guys) Reply rachaelevans December 15, 2011 Ashleigh- Thanks!! I got him at Ross I believe (like a Marshalls or TJ Maxx Homegoods) I loooove owls too and always have to stop myself from buying more lol Reply Ami w/AliLilly December 15, 2011 I LOVE it!! I think you definitely came out ahead!! 🙂 Reply kim@too much time December 15, 2011 Ha Ha-Awesome job! Yeah, you came out ahead for sure-I love the table Reply Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons December 15, 2011 Looks amazing and can’t beat the price. I don’t think I’d be able to sell it either! Reply Jenna December 15, 2011 It looks great, I love it! You definitely came out ahead. 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.