I’ve wanted a new coffee table for a while. The ridge around the edge of ours digs into my calves and makes my legs fall asleep whenever I prop my feet up (which is all the time). In an effort to improve my coffee table morale I painted a herringbone pattern on our formerly all black table.
Painting all those stripes took 1,000,000 hours (Daniel says I exaggerate too much, but I don’t know what he’s talking about). Once I finished painting and applied the polyurethane, the cream color turned yellow which made the stripes vaguely reminiscent of a bumblebee’s butt. It looks decent in the pictures though, so it’s possible that I’m just being unreasonably perfectionistic.
Unfortunately the new paint did nothing to help my numb tingly legs.
If anyone (Daniel) doesn’t understand why painting an uncomfortable coffee table would make me like it better please see this graph for clarification.