Coffee Table Talk


It has been yet another busy week at Columbus Furniture Revival! We got accepted to the Spring Flea on May 6th which takes place on N. High Street in the Short North! We are very excited to be participating. We also got a custom order placed for a coffee table requested by our friend Mitch. I went over to his place to check out his new apartment and he told me he wanted a darker brown, stained not painted, coffee table. I searched and found a 3ft x 3ft coffee table and immediately got to work ( I told him I could have it ready by the following week!!!! I know, I am a little crazy).

This is the before (if you can imagine it without the stuff on it)….

I spent about 4 hours sanding that baby! I tried to use a gel paint/varnish stripper but it didn’t get the job done. It had such a heavy coat of polyurethane and stain and the legs have such intricate work that those alone took me 3 hours! The sanding process was finally complete!

It was now ready to be stained. I picked a dark brown stain and began to work on the legs. So far so good. Then I did the top of the table. It turned out even better than I could have hoped for! I sent Mitch a picture of the table to make sure it was to his liking and it was! The final step was to coat it with a poly. Don’t worry, Mom, I used a face mask the whole time!!!!

Before the polyurethane…

The completed piece!!!!!

Isn’t it pretty!!! I love it and I hope Mitch enjoys it in his new home!

Next time I will show you my completed laundry basket/cabinet which is really coming together! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend! As always, make sure you LIKE us on Facebook (columbus furniture revival), follow us on twitter (cbusfurniture) and check out our etsy store (Cbus furniture revival). If you have any requests, comments, questions or ideas please shoot me an email at

Until next time!!!!


About columbusfurniturerevival

Whether you are in need of new furniture or have a piece of furniture that needs a facelift, I am your gal. I take old furniture and turn it into "new to me" beautiful furniture that could go in any house. Columbus Furniture Revival gives furniture a second chance at love and it could be all yours!!!

3 responses »

  1. Wow, great work Lauren that looks awesome. As soon as I can get my sister to move out I will be in touch for some custom pieces as well.

    Your Long Lost Friend In Indy

  2. I’m so impressed with you. You really are building a great business. Isn’t great to wake up each day and love what you do. Life is good.

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