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Coffee Table Makeover–the Finished Product

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An otherwise ugly and outdated coffee table gets a fresh new look with a little bit of elbow grease and some paint!

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Finally!  The coffee table makeover is complete!  I had some set backs that prevented me from completing it as quickly as I thought.  Who would have thought I would have to wait for it to warm up in TEXAS to be able to finish painting?  I certainly didn’t!  But after 3 weeks I finally have a finished product to show you.

Because I tend to get “in the zone” when I’m doing a project, or even cooking, I lack a lot of step by step photos, but I think you can figure it out.

In case you missed out on the first part of this project (or you need to refresh yourself) you can check it out here

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After sanding everything down, I painted 2 coats of Kilz oil based primer on the drawers, legs, and frame.  On the top I used 4 coats to cover up the veneer.  I wanted to use oil based paint because it sticks onto wood surfaces better than latex—personal opinion!

The paint I used on the legs, frame and drawers was a latex based paint from Glidden called “Natural Wicker”  It is an antiqued white and looks great for the cottage feel I was going for.  For the top I used Behr’s oil based paint in ” Dark Truffle”  I did have the associate add in a little more black to the mix for a darker look.   My only complaint is that it’s not as “espresso” as I was hoping, but since I couldn’t use a stain this is the closest I could get.DIY coffee table

I used 2 coats of paint and 1 coat of Polyurethane on the legs, frame and drawers.  For the top I used 4 coats of paint for extra coverage, and 2 coats of Polyurethane to make sure it was nice and protected.  I suggest using Satin based paint for the top and bottom as well as the Polyurethane.

I can’t wait to see my new coffee table with the new couch we ordered! Now I just have to find an area rug to go with everything!DIY Coffee Table


Stay tuned for my next furniture rehab project where I take our original coffee table (before this one) and convert it to a bench!  Can’t wait to start…

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