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  1. Wendy
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    That is so cool! Very pretty too!

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  2. Mariliz
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:48 am

    It looks gorgeous. I'm getting ready to start on my 1st furniture painting project, and I'm so nervous.

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  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:48 am

    that looks awesome! i love the metal with it- it adds that kind of urban element to it and makes it way cooler than it ever could have dreamed it would be!

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  4. Mel
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:51 am

    I love a great makeover story and this one is very good. The table looks fab!

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  5. Sjn
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:58 am

    I looove the metal too! What a fabulous idea!

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  6. Michelle Reis
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:01 am

    Looks great Julie!

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  7. Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    Wow! That's cool!

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  8. Erin
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:30 am

    Turned out awesome! Love this idea!

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  9. Marjorie
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    Really love the transformation. I just became a follower!-Marjorie

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  10. Nancy
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:49 am

    What a transformation! I love the finished product.

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  11. edie
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:59 am

    You're so cool! I covet it and the screened porch.
    lots of love,
    edie

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  12. Nestled In Rosenberg
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    I REALLY love that table too!

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  13. My Cottage Charm
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:17 am

    Love it, but it's too pretty for your sister to put her feet on, so she'll be out of luck again! lol 🙂 I'm glad I saw this post. I have a fabulous metal coffee table base that USED to have a glass top until two of my kids decided to SIT on the edge it while playing mario. Anyway, this is a great solution for a top. We use it in our garage/media room, so the metal will be great for spills etc out there too!
    thanks so much
    have a great week!
    Missy

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  14. Stephanie@cre8tive
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:24 am

    Oh MY Gosh! That looks fantastic! You could stencil or use vinyl letters on the metal too! {not that it needs it, but if you wanted to change it up later on down the line} Sisters, they just think they can tells us what to do all the time don't they? She had a great idea here though. It looks awesome in the space. That room is coming together so nicely. I love the way you are patient and wait for the right find. That is a virtue I some times lack.

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  15. Green Willow Pond
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    What an awesome transformation! Love the metal inserts!

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  16. NanaDiana
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:32 am

    LOVE IT! You did a great job. It made me think of using those little magnetic letters (or words) to spell out sweet little "notes" for family. Isn't it amazing what a bit of paint and ingenuity leads to? Wonderful inspiration! Diana

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  17. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    August 11, 2010 @ 3:41 am

    It looks fabulous. What a great idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Kat
    August 11, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    I admit, I was skeptical at the top of this post. But I love the end result! You have great vision.

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  19. kathie
    August 11, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Love the idea- it gives me hope for pieces with glass in them, which I always pass up because I have active boys growing up in my house! But I feel like your idea would work well glass too. Thanks!

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  20. Tru@TRU TALES FEATS
    August 11, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    Very nice. Did you put a clear coat on the metal to minimize scratches, or are you just going to let it "age"?

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  21. Korrie@RedHenHome
    August 11, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh, I'm in love with this! What a great idea!

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  22. Creative Decor by Brooke
    August 11, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    Are you kidding! That is incredible. I can't believe the transformation. I would have never thought of putting sheet metal, and it looks so good. Great idea.
    Brooke

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  23. Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
    August 11, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    I absolutely love your table redo and your porch. So cozy!

    Where oh where did you get that striped mat? I'm in love!

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  24. queenbee
    August 11, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    Looks great and thanks for the tip on using a brush wrapped with sandpaper for those pesky little areas. Love the rug too by the way.

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  25. Walking by Faith
    August 11, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    Girl, that is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! You make me wanna redo all the furniture sitting around me! Thanks for the tips!!!

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  26. Lori @ Projects Plenty
    August 11, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    You did a fantastic job! Love it and your other furniture. The green and black fabrics look great together.

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  27. Meg
    August 12, 2010 @ 3:13 am

    Cool! Love the finish and the metal is genius!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!
    http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-csn-store-giveaway.html
    Have a great night!

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  28. Amanda
    August 12, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I will be linked to this post tomorrow from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. 🙂 My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page. While it's not live yet (scheduled for tomorrow) and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/metal-top-coffee-table/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  29. Judy @ In His Grip
    August 12, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Oh my heck, this is totally awesome! I have a table very similar and you have inspired me.

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  30. Brandy
    August 12, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    THis looks fabulous!! Great job!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  31. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row
    August 13, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    What an awesome porch – the table is just one of the fabulous things I spy!

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  32. Brandy
    August 13, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Wow, that looks GREAT!!

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  33. Amy
    August 13, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    that table looks amazing. Wow.

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  34. Amanda@The Hand Me Down House
    August 13, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    Julie this is amazing! I love the new look of your coffee table — and GREAT idea with the metal! It turned out fantastic. 🙂

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  35. Kat @ Black Kats Design
    August 14, 2010 @ 1:11 am

    So cool! I just love the metal inset. It looks great on your porch.

    I’m hosting a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday”. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in Thursday!

    Kat

    http://www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  36. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com
    August 14, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    Love, love, love it!! What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking it up!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  37. Alison
    August 14, 2010 @ 4:49 am

    WOW! I am incredibly impressed. This is beyond prefect for an outdoor area. Love that metal!!

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  38. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    August 14, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    LOVE the metal contrasted with the creamy white paint… so pretty! I'm featuring your table in the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday… thanks for linkin' up!

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  39. gail@myrepurposedlife.net
    August 14, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Hopped over from POPP
    this table is gorgeous! I love the addtion of the sheet metal!
    gail

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  40. Kristy
    August 14, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    It looks great! Love your rug to. Where did you get it?

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  41. Kori
    August 14, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Looks fabulous! Thanks for the sandpaper on a scrub brush tip. So gonna use it! Found you at the Shabby Nest.

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  42. rhonda sexton
    August 14, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    wow – just adorable! you and dave are just too stinkin' good together. 🙂

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  43. Sue at Beach Bungalow
    August 16, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    Looks fantastic; great idea!

    Sue
    xo

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  44. Jenny
    August 17, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Wow, that's gorgeous!

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  45. Keep Calm and Decorate
    August 17, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    All I have to say is Wow! Your table is amazing and it looks great on your porch.

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  46. Terri
    August 17, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

    This is phenomenal…how sad am I that I past up TWO tables at ReStore that were missing glass for only $2 each! I am curious… did you attach the metal in any way, or are they just sitting on top?

    My first time stopping by…I will be back!

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  47. Julie
    August 18, 2010 @ 12:53 am

    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. Terri- we just made the inserts to fit snugly without them shifting around or having to be attached. Hope you can find another table!

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  48. Annie Louise
    August 18, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Wonderful! Love the sheet metal idea especially for outside and the paint job looks incredible. Good job 🙂
    Jeanette

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  49. freckled laundry
    August 19, 2010 @ 3:43 am

    Beautiful! I love a gray glaze over white…yummy! And is that a drop cloth for your rug? Oooooh….off to snoop around! I hope it's in a post somewhere.

    Jami

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  50. Jenn
    August 19, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    I love it! How do you make a gray glaze?

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  51. alissa
    August 21, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Hi Julie –
    Love how your table turned out – what a great idea to add the metal!

    Thanks for stopping by – I'm looking forward to following your blog now too!
    Alissa

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  52. Staci K.
    August 21, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    I love it!! I'm so jealous of your screened porch. I want one in the worst way…

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  53. Steph @ somewhatsimple
    September 3, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    Julie-
    I am featuring this tutorial on Crazy Domestic Friday the 10th! Thanks for linking up, I love this idea!

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  54. Home Hinges
    September 15, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    I just saw this on Crazy Domestic and I loved it. From the first picture I was wondering how to get the sheet metal to lay so smoothly in the recesses left over from the faux tile. Bending it around another board was a great idea. What a clever way to do it. I'm going to have to try this myself sometime. Definitely returning to your site for all the other great things I see.
    April @ homehinges.com

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  55. Meg and Mum's
    November 20, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    You've got some gorgeous stuff here Julie. I love what you've done with the coffee/metal table.
    Megs 🙂

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  56. billiemonster
    January 27, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    GOR-GE-OUS. Who would have thought to use sheet metal for something like this! Amazing! Great job yet again. :O)

    ~ http://www.billiemonster.com ~

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  57. Butterflies & Seashells
    May 7, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    I love it. Very clever idea. I bet it would work with some rusty metal too!

    Benita

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  58. Lori
    May 7, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Wonderful, saw you at funky junk… the relective quality is a nice plus, looks wonderful.

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  59. Terry
    May 8, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Excellent and beautiful/cool coffee table now

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