Pottery Barn Inspired Library Table

I was inspired this Pottery Barn Numbers on Black Canvas for this project.

I got this old library table at a garage sale for $15. 
Its solid oak and super solid!  I sanded down the top and put on
a coat of dark walnut stain.

I made a transpearancy for my overhead.  I used various fonts to create it.

I then used my overhead projector to trace on the numbers and then painted black.

I painted the table with white chalk paint. 
I also sanded and distressed.  I just spray painted the
knob with oil rubbed bronze.

I painted on the numbers on the table top and then distressed. 
I then added a coat of dark stain to the top.



  1. This is darling! I love everything about it. Man, I have got to get my hands on some of that chalk paint!

  2. Girls it's perfect. I love anything with numbers on it, distressed and sanded, makes me want to lay all over it! It would be perfect in a little office or study, well done.

  3. Your table is just darling. I have the same table and now can see potential in it. Thanks for giving such a detailed tutorial. I am your newest follower.

  4. Very pretty! Love the natural top!

  5. Oh, my goodness! I love this and definitely filing it away for inspiration! Wonderful job :)

  6. I LOVE IT!!! accomplishing a pb knockoff brings such a satisfying feeling dont you think? lol

  7. Beautiful!!! I just put a few coats on top of an old table that was given to me, and now I want to go back, strip it, and do this. Ugh! Why didn't you do this a month ago!!! ;)
    Love your site!
    Fondly, Tami

  8. You always have the niftiest projects to show! Love it.

  9. I love typography projects! This looks fabulous as a table.

  10. I love how you took inspiration from the wall art and translated that to the table. It's gorgeous!

  11. Fantastic table! Thank you for sharing your method for creating your numbers, they turned out really well. I love it when an inspiration turns into a whole different project! :)

  12. this is so cute! wow! I LOVE it and you did a fabulous job on it! I see projects like this and think what talent it takes to envision and transform! great job! I am already a follower of your blog, but I would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  13. Love your table!!! It turned out amazing!

  14. I love this idea! I have been known to knock off pottery barn a couple times myself ;)

    Pinning this!

  15. Love it!! What a great redo!!

  16. Linda@ourlovelybungalow.comJune 9, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Gorgeous, I love the numbers!
    Linda :o)

  17. This rather plan table turned out just stunning and so interesting. Love subway art.

  18. this table is to cute.. love it and i love the design and the stain on the top.
    great job...

  19. Oh my gosh that is INCREDIBLE! I've been looking for library tables for my office for some time now. I am totally doing this when I find one! Please come share this at my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

  20. Oh. My. Goodness. Loving that!! Wonderful job!!

  21. I really love this table! You've inspired me - I have one in mind that could use a facelift. Thank you for sharing this - it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job!

  22. I like it BETTER than the pottery barn art!! Great job, I'm your newest follower!


  23. i like it better too! awesome job!!


    Seriously - - Great Idea!!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Hugs ~~ Suz


  25. You make this project sound so easy! :) But that took a lot of work. It is REALLY cool - what a great transformation. Good eye on finding that table, too!!

    Stopping over from the Amaze Me August party. :)

  26. This looks wonderful, great job!

  27. Happy Day is Right! I love your table. I made a similar cart from Ikea but I used a french stamp instead of numbers, check it out! (http://www.homeroad.net/2011/06/ikea-cart-re-make.html)...
    I love yours and I'm a new follower!

  28. First of all, you need to take me thrifting/yardsaling - you find the greatest deals!! It's pretty impressive! Secondly, I love the look of your table! The stained top with white legs is gorgeous - the numbers are a such a unique touch!

  29. Just came over from Knock off Decor. Love the table! Must follow you now! Can't wait to see more.

  30. Amazing transformation...love it!

  31. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your table today : ) http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/06/time-to-shine-features-no-22.html?showComment=1308607037740#c6374965986365648832

  32. So wished you lived closer so I could come steal that table from you! ;) It is sooo Pretty!! I love it! I will be on the look out for a table to copy yours!! =) again- thanks for linking up this week to Make it for Less Mondays @ Simply Cadence!

  33. Great job! I really like how it turned out.

  34. Wow, I'm in love with this beautiful table. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Warmly, Michelle

  35. This is darling! I have loved that number canvas in the PB catalog since I first saw it...I love how you made it into your own! :)

  36. too... much... beauty! i seriously can't handle how gorgeous that is!!!!

  37. this turned out fabulous!!! I'm pinning it!

  38. I love this idea! I have a table I've been wanting to redo and may try this out!!

  39. I adore this, love this, must copy this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  40. Love the numbers, it makes it very unique from other tables!

  41. I think this idea is soo cute. I picked up a table for free that I thought would be cute to do something with. I think I'll use my overhead too paint on it too. Thanks for the cute inspiration.

  42. oh my I luv luv this, may I ask what kind of fonts you used?

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  43. totally saw that on PB.. love love the table WOW! so darling. Going to share it on my COM FB page. winks-jen

  44. Your table is just beautiful! I love how it turned out!!

  45. Love your project. You are featured tomorrow at a bowl full of lemons!!


  46. Awesome! I love this table. You are brilliant! and very creative. I just found you from Bowl Full of Lemons and I love your blog!

  47. LOVE your table!! Looks very pottery barn-ish! :)

  48. Me encantó!! quedó ESPECTACULAAAR!

  49. Absolutely amazing, I have an ugly thrift store table waiting to be redone.. this is my new inspiration, will definitely link back to this when I finish!

  50. This is beautiful! You would never imagine it had been the old table! So clever!

  51. Waaayyy too cute - and I loved your inspiration! I have this linked to my accent tables post too today, for inspiration!

  52. Beautiful job on the tabel it looks amazing! Happy blogging

  53. I wanted to let you know i have featured your tutorial to my blog for my top "Numbered" Projects of 2011
    i love your project great job and i wanted to share with my readers


    happy new year


  54. Love it! Great rich top and number detail and love the white distressed bottom.

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  56. hello. I love this table, im wondering if you put any varnish coats on top?

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  59. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!

  60. What size are the fonts?

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