Thursday, September 17, 2009

DIY coffee table makeover


I bought this table for $20.00 at a yard sale. It wasn't really what I was looking for, but I thought it might be cute painted. I sanded it down very lightly just to ruff it up, since it was in pretty good shape.


Next, I used a spray primer to give it a more even surface color, because the wood was so dark and it had the detail on top. Lastly, I applied cream spray paint, wiped on some brown glaze to age it a bit, and topped it off with 2 coats of polyurethane.

For $20.00 I have a new addition to my living room. Stop over to Kimba's @ Soft Place to Land for some other great DIY projects or link up to the party and show off your own.

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13 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, it's really pretty now! It was nice before, but it really looks great now. You did a fantastic job on it!

Nancy

Taylor said...

Love it! That's exactly what I am wanting in my LR...except I wanna pay about $5 for the table. I am way to cheap!

southerninspiration said...

Oooooh, love it!!!

Suzanne

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

LOVELY!!!
I have a coffee table that DH found in the trash about 6 years ago. It's rectangle, but has a similar design on top. I hate it. I think i will copy you!

Lisa said...

That really turned out great!

Kimba said...

You know I love a good spray paint makeover! Great job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice improvement! Thanks for sharing.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

LOVE this... especially the cute legs... Way to go!!
~Whitney

Jen R. said...

It looks great!

Wendy said...

Looks great! And it shows me what mine would look like white! I found basically the same table, but in a darker stain. We got it sanded and painted, and DH decided to paint the bottom green. Right now the top is cream, but we're still deciding how we want it.

Melinda said...

Excellent job. It looks fabulous white!!

Jeanne said...

I just finished redoing a table almost exactly like this ( http://4jeanniemaries.blogspot.com/2012/05/beachy.html ) The top was not inlaid like yours appears but it was all wood. I paid $6.00 for the table and $6.00 for the paint.

Robin said...

What kind of brown glaze did you use over it?