Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coffee Anyone?

My husband recently celebrated his birthday. This year I wanted to do something as a gift that would really make an impact while being functional and practical. My husband travels extensively and during one brief lay-over in an airport, he sent me a picture of a very cool and VERY expensive coffee table. He adored the "coastal" look of it. The gears started turning in my head.....!!

A few weeks later, I was visiting an upscale furniture consignment store and found a beautiful stainless METAL coffee table base for......get this.....$10.00!! I snatched it up right away, drove home full of excitement and pride and promptly hid it in the garage.

A few days later, my husband left on business and the moment both of his feet were out the front door, I rushed in the garage to plot and plan. I had only 3 days and virtually ZERO budget to build him a statement piece for our family room! PHEW!!!!!!!!!

So, I got to work....with plenty of coffee in hand to keep me going!!!! I was up for two of the three days he was gone until 6am hammering, sanding, building, gluing and painting, but I think the end product is more than worth it! When he arrived home to his zombified (that's right....zombified) wife, he was in shock and amazement. He could not believe that I built him a coffee table. He said it was the best surprise he had ever received. What do y'all think?


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28 comments:

  1. I think its beautiful, love the color the finish and the gorgeous graphic.

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  2. I love it! You did an amazing job on it and the color is perfect! New follower via Potpourri Party!

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  3. I love it. I love the whole thing... color, style, finish and the initial with the design in the middle is sooooo pretty!

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  5. Oooops....had to delete my own comment for some silly spelling errors. What I was rying to say was a big "thank you" for your supportive comments! I'm new to blogging and this was my second time linking up to a few parties. I hope y'all will follow my blog! :)

    xo Sondra

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  6. I think you did a fantastic job and I sure your hubby will appreciate it for years to come. On a side note, I have been in advertising for many years and you should rethink your all caps text on your blog. It is known that it is the most hard for people to read. Just thought you would want to know the stats.

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  7. what a lovely way
    for you to give your hubs
    something really special

    i've not doubt
    it was one of his all-time
    favorite gifts

    thanks for sharing your work
    and creativity
    at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  8. Thanks again for all the positive feedback! Terry: I am going to take your advise. I, too worked in marketing (PR), and have thought about the font I'm using several times. I was going for an artsy, creative look, but I agree with your critique. Look for a change very soon. Thanks!! xoxo Sondra

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  9. Great job!! I am truly impressed. I am a new follower, and I would love for you to come check my blog out. http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great job on the table. Hubby is sure to be pleased!

    I am so pleased you linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate it and hope that you will make it a weekly party stop!

    Thanks for following, and I will happily follow you once that button shows up again! (grr-r-r)

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  11. I love that color you did a job on the initial as well!

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  12. Love that monogram and the color is perfect! Nice Job.

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  13. The color is perfectly beachy coastal. What a beautiful surprise. I will bet, you were just as excited to give as he was to receive...that is what it is all about, yay you!

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  14. Thanks again for the outpouring of support! I'm very green to this blogging process, but have been doing projects for our home and other's for years. I'm so glad I have an outlet to share my creativity with y'all. Thanks again and I will take time tomorrow to look at all your blogs! xoxo

    ps...I hope I'm linking back correctly and doing all the right "etiquette" related things. If you notice that I'm not, please, please let me know. I do not want to offend anyone! :)

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  15. Wow! That is awesome! I'm so impressed that you were able to build it yourself. It is adorable!

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  16. That turned out great! I really love the color and the graphic. What a neat surprise!

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  17. Beautiful job; I love the paint color!

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  18. You luckie-duckie! What a find...and what a table! Beautiful!

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  19. I like the paint color too! Awesome job hon! :) <3

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  20. I LOVE it! You did a fantastic job. . .so fun to surprise your loved one's with something neat like that. :)
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  21. I love it! You did a great job! Please feel free to join my Linky Party to share your talent!

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  22. everything about it is stunning!!! very impressive!!

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  23. That came out beautiful! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me. I am a new follower from Take A Look Tuesday. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  24. That is just gorgeous and what an incredible gift! :-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday...hope to see you again this week!
    Vanessa

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  25. Hi Sondra, what a lovely thing for you to do for your husband. No wonder he was thrilled. Ain't love grand!! Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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