Monday, 3 September 2012

50 Shades of Turquoise ~ A Coffee Table Makeover

Hello there Coastal friends :)

Lovely painting weather in Sydney at the moment.  Spring has finally sprung and I've managed to finish up a couple of projects recently.  This one, a rather lovely coffee table with curvy legs and a curvy glass top.  Quite the hour-glass figure has this lovely lady ;) 

I bought her earlier this year, she's sat precariously balanced on top of bikes, lawn mower and other garage paraphernalia for a few months now.  I decided her time had come. 

I had only one colour on my mind for this lovely lady;  Turquoise... they were destined for each other ;)

I heart turquoise!  I mean what's not to love... It's so fun and fresh, and lends itself so well to so many styles of decorating.  The shade I chose is called Magnetic Magic by Dulux.

Here she is before with a bad orange lacquer finish... Fake tan on furniture is never ever a good look!  Bye bye orange...

After... Hello lovely 

I love glass tops like this... not only does it protect the painted top, it allows for display of precious photos, or kids art and you can change it up whenever the urge strikes!

This piece is available, if you're interested there are some more details on my Facebook page :)

How do you like to add pops of colour? What's your fave decorating colour at the moment? 

Hope you're enjoying sun in your part of the world!

Jo xx


  1. This looks amazing.
    I love the colour......a lot.
    I add pops of aqua & indigo in ottomans, cushions and vases.
    You've inspired me heaps tonight.
    Tania xx

  2. Looks great. Love the colour and the glass top.

  3. It's gorgeous Jo, love the turquoise!

    xx Karen

  4. Love the colour and that glass top makes it even more yummy!

  5. Love those curves and the bold pop of color - really pretty!

  6. Beautiful makeover! Really love the glass top-- I can see lots of black-and-white beach photos scattered underneath... ;)

    1. Thanks Kathryn for stopping by! Yes black and white photos would look lovely. :)

  7. Cold, straight, love this Jo!
    Hope you're having an awesome week :)
    Cas x

  8. Beautiful!! This color is starting to grow on me, using whites now, this would be a great color to add in my house!

  9. That colour is just divine! Did you have to sand the laquer all off?
    Geez you inspire me hun xx

    1. Hi Sonia, Thanks hun... you are too kind! :) I gave it a good sanding, then used Zinsser Primer (best I've found $$ but worth it!). Jo xx

  10. You did a beautiful job with this. I love the color. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  11. I love the color! Beautiful! I'd love for you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at I hope you can stop by! I think this would make a great addition to the party!

  12. Yes that orange is scary isn't it?.. what an awesome job on the table I am loving the colour and adore your blog.
    Bec x

  13. This is fabulous! Awesome colour. Im feeling all inspired now...

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Hi... I love reading your comments, they make my day! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Jo xx

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