This coffee table was one of those items, another piece salvaged for me by Lady Bird. It was a sad, ugly piece of rubbish that had sustained water damage from being outside in the rain. But somehow, it evolved into a thing of beauty, a conversation piece, and a labor of love. I had a hard time painting the thing black. After I had put on a coat of white primer, it looked so clean, so uniform, that I almost couldn't do it. And it looked so good in all black that I didn't know how I could mar that in order to make it special, only giving in to the idea of covering the top in buttons because the surface of the table is a little warped. But look at her now!
Each button was individually hand-glued onto the surface of the table. I didn't time myself, but I estimate that between primer, two coats of paint, and all the buttons, it was double-digit hours of work, for sure. The final step, covering the top in a clear, even coat of lacquer, is yet to come (that stuff is expensive).
This is perhaps my favorite piece to date. Do I always say that?