Mar 042014

A few weeks ago, I posted “Do YOU Have a Designer’s Eye?” describing how my interior designer niece spotted a special little table,  in a dark photo of a bunch of tables, in a garage.  She was very excited when I told her I had indeed acquired said cute table and would be happy to give it to her.


Auction purchase

From the moment I picked up this table,
all I could think of were the house
the Jetson’s lived in. LOL


The Jetson’s

Sheilagh, my niece, loves Mid Century Modern for it’s clean lines and simplicity and also because many MCM pieces were well constructed from real wood.  This table is no exception. 

Sheilagh and her husband have only been married a couple of years and they also purchased a lovely but small home.  In other words,  they do not have room for big pieces of furniture AND they are on a tight budget.  The latter must be extra difficult when you are a designer with designer tastes!

I took a peak at her Pinterest “Living Room” board and quickly realized why she spotted the table.  Here are a few of the tables she had pinned as her “perfect” coffee table.


Image from Yahoo … no Price

I became perfectly clear, why she spotted this little table in the dark photo!  But unlike the tables above, our little table is ORIGINAL, Canadian made by a highly regarded manufacturer and it is much much CHEAPER! 

Given her decor and her plans for a new sectional sofa, she knew EXACTLY how she wanted the table finished.


Walnut stain and cloud white supports and legs.

What do you think?  Personally, I LOVE IT! 

She and I both have a love for walnut finish so there was no argument there.  It could have been all walnut but the white really modernizes and brightens the look.


I love the contrast


The white brightens the look!


Here is the top when I purchased it…

And here is the top now!


The top and shelf are just gorgeous!

I am so happy to help someone so artistic… it’s quite flattering!  The best compliment came from her husband.  Sheilagh showed him an “after” picture and he thought it was another of her designer table “pins”!

This table is truly Nicer Than New!




  23 Responses to “Jetson’s Table”

  1. i looove the way you painted this, it’s even more modern then i thought it could possibly be!

  2. Totally diggin’ that table!!!!!

  3. Yes, it’s a very cool table, and you did a fabulous job giving it a new life. I love it, and I’m sure they do, too! -Dawn @ We Call It
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    • I’m loving this table too. My niece is in another city and we are rendezvousing mid way next Friday. So I still have the little darling and every time I walk by it, it makes me smile! Thanks for popping over!

  4. Love this! Want to sell? lol. Coming over from the linkup at The Bold Abode.

    • Sorry Ashley. You are not the first to want to covet this table. I think my niece would kill me! Thanks a bunch for dropping by!

  5. I am a MCM freak…and will grab up anything with walnut. Drooling here!!!!!

  6. That is super cute! Thanks for sharing it on the Happiness is Homemade Party today!

  7. Nice job on the painting and refinishing! Very cute table. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I agree! It really IS nicer than new! Better price, and better looking!!!
    Great work, Joan!!

  9. I love it. It’s fun and edgy!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. Tell your niece to come shopping with me 🙂 She’s got a great eye and I love how it turned out!

  11. This table is gorgeous and the paint job just makes it about perfect. My daughter and SIL live in a midcentury modern home and would love this table also. lucky girl your niece! Thanks for linking to TTF!

    • Thanks Linda. I have yet to deliver it to her so I walk past it often and I too just love it! The white really makes it special. Love your parties and thanks for dropping by!

  12. first visit to your blog. love this table, it looks great! I need to learn how to do refinishing — have so many pieces that could use it. I’m going to follow you, maybe I can pick up some tips!!

    • Thanks for dropping by and thanks for following! Refinishing just takes practice. Start with something you couldn’t care less about! I love seeing the transformations!

  13. How tall is this table? I totally love it, but it looks a trifle tall to be a coffee table. Wish I could find something like that!

  14. What a transformation! Love the contrast, you did good! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday…

  15. Hi Joan, your beautiful table that you gave to your niece is one my top three favorites from last week’s The DIY’ers! I will be pinning this onto my The DIY’ers Party Favorites pinterest board.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, huggies♥

  16. What a cool table! Love the contrast. I’m featuring it in this week’s PoPP Spotlight.

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