Sunday, January 26, 2014

DIY Coastal Compass Table


I'm giving my living room a makeover by adding  pops of navy blue throughout the room! It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with this accent table. After scrolling through the internet looking for inspiration from coastal  web sites I finally found the perfect thing!




I had the perfect blue paint from a previous project.


 After I let it dry for a few hours I used chalk and a ruler
to mark out my project! At least if you mess up it will come off easily! I played around for a while till I got it the way I wanted it! You can use anything to draw the circle. I used a side plate!


Once I got it the way I wanted it I painted it and used stencils to mark the letters! It's not perfect, but I just left it because I was afraid I might have made it worse!


 Next step was to rough it up very lightly with sand paper to give it a worn coastal feel! You can see a little of the original color in some areas which I like!



I love how it turned out! Now to work on the rest of the room! Waiting for my new rug to come! I'm excited!


 Close up!




Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. That table is a find! The metal work around the sides is fun and the compass you added to the top makes it that more awesome! I added a compass to the tops of our tv trays. Its a funky touch for their plain jane look.

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    1. Thank you! Nice! Are they on your blog? That's a nice idea!

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  2. HI Shirley, I don't know what's not perfect about that table. I think it's stunning. You did an awesome job it. Thanks so much for linking up to the Link It or Lump it Link Party. - melissa

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    1. Aw Melissa, thank you! It was a fun challenge! Have a great week! : )

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  3. This is so cool! What a great idea.

    Stephanie @ http://www.thestyledsoul.com

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  4. WOW Shirley! This is beautiful!!! I'm so impressed that you were able to mark out the compass with just chalk and a ruler.

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    1. Thank you Amy! It certainly was a challenge!

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  5. You are very creative, I love the table. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  6. This is so beautiful! And a great way to transform a table and add nautical style. Would you be interested in doing a guest post on this for me? I think my readers would love it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to! Please e-mail me @ shirleyannarocho@gmail.com

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  7. I'm back...again...to tell you that once again I'm featuring you on the Link It or Lump It link party this week. This table is amazing. I may steal it! The feature will be up on Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend. I love your blog :)

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  8. Thank you so much Melissa! I'm so excited to be featured! I found this table in Ross for $35! It was a steal! Thanks again! Your blog is awesome!

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  9. Awesome! You might not think it's perfect, but I do. Really really great! And the sanding gave it just the right finish. :)
    Have a great week!
    Kelly

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I know i'm my own worst critic! Have a great week! : )

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  10. how wonderful, and so very "beachy"!

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  11. This turned out beautiful! Such a great idea to paint a compass on it. I would love for you to share this at the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party. http://addicted2diy.com/2014/02/06/thursday-s-t-y-l-e-link-party-6/

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    1. Thank you Katie! I would love to share! Have a great weekend!

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  12. What a gorgeous transformation! I love this! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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    1. Thank you Angela! Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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  13. Shirley, this is stunning!! You did a fabulous job :) Love the table!!! Thank you so much for linking up with Get Your DIY On in Feb. I hope you'll join us March 2nd to share your Trash to Treasure.

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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  14. Stopping by to tell you how much I love this table makeover and that I chose it as one of my picks from our Get Your DIY on Party! Thanks so much for sharing. You can see your feature here: http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/24-simple-decor-projects-we-love-get-your-diy-on-features/ Have a great day! XO

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  15. This is so neat! Love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you'll join us again today :)

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