March 19, 2012

✥ Reader Feature: Custom Coffee TableS Extravaganza ✥

I have read Korrie's blog for ages now and was both thrilled and honored she was willing to write a post for you all today! I can hardly imagine a blogger or blog reader who has yet to come across one of Korrie's amazing furniture creations. I had a terrible time trying to narrow down all of the awe inspiring transformations to just one to feature- so instead Korrie agreed share a few of her favorite coffee tables! Yay!

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Hi!  I’m Korrie from Red Hen Home, where I (mostly) blog about furniture makeovers, with a few craft projects thrown in here and there!  I’m excited that Becca asked me share a “showcase” (of sorts) of my various coffee table makeovers.  I don’t know why I love coffee tables so much—I just do!  Wish I could figure out how to use more than one at a time in my house!
It all started with A Little French Chocolate.  I came across a beat-up coffee table on iron legs at a garage sale, and it occurred to me to try to make it look like an old French packing crate.  I found a great graphic at The Graphics Fairy (I have my favorites saved to a Pinterest board), and with the help of an overhead projector, this is what I came up with!

I was thrilled with how it turned out, and that one table led to me replacing our sectional with a new couch so I could keep it!
But then I was hooked!
That table was followed by one I call “Black Coffee.”

Then there was the charmingly-named “Another Coffee Table.”  (Seriously, my creative writing skills are excellent!)

I branched out to white for my Postcard Coffee Table (my sister claimed this one)

Then I left France for…well, Rome, I guess…for the Clock Coffee Table.

And most recently, another round coffee table cried out to me to be a Compass Coffee Table.

So as you can see…I’m a serious typography nut!  I’m not completely faithful to coffee tables, though; I happily paint my words on signs, stools, benches, and more!
I would love for you to visit me at Red Hen Home!  Thanks, Becca, for inviting me here today.  Have a great week!
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Isn't Korrie talented! I really love what she can done with an old piece of furniture and some paint! One of my all time favorite {not just from Korrie, but like for anyone} furniture makeovers was a dresser she redid as an Anthro knock off. I love the lines on this old dresser with incorporated typography, it just works.
You really must check out Korrie's blog. You will find yourself blown away at the projects she posts. But the best reason to check out her blog, is just Korrie. She is down-to-earth, humble, and a true sweetheart. You'll love her!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, this is lovely! That has got to take serious talent to transform furniture like that!

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  2. I love the typography on the dresser. Then I could just say "it's in the 3rd drawer" and hubby would know which one I meant:)

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  3. Holy Moly! They are ALL beautiful and so unique! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    www.firsthomelovelife.com

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  4. Love what she can do!
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    xx,
    Heather

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  5. Love Korrie and her work, and now I am following your lovely blog.

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  6. Wow this is so creative and beautiful. Off to check out her blog. Thanks for sharing Korrie with us Becca :)

    Mandy

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  7. Hi Becca! Love your guest blogger Red Hen Home - if only I could be that talented with refinishing furniture!! But this post has inspired me to redo a bench I found at Goodwill a couple of months ago that I have been staring at, just waiting for a 'WOW' DIY idea for it! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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