Life Love Larson: Another Coffee Table Makeover


Monday, October 10, 2011

Another Coffee Table Makeover

I posted about the transformation of my $15 coffee table several months ago and I absolutely love it in my space.  I picked up another coffee table at Goodwill for $20, and am finally getting around to posting about it.  I received a lot of positive feedback about the dark stain and white base of my coffee table and kitchen table, so I decided to do the same for this one.  I hated to see this one go, I'm glad she went to a nice home!

I was hesitant to purchase this one, but it had great bones.  Look at those claw feet!

I'm not sure who Haley and Kyle are, but they left their autograph!

As with the last one, I used a hand sander over the top of the table to get the water stains and marker off.  I rough sanded the bottom part because it was in good shape.  After giving it a good cleaning, I used 3 coats of dark walnut stain on the top (Minwax).  I sealed the top with several coats of poly.  A couple coats of a shade of white paint I had in my stash, and a little distressing, and it was finished!  

Don't be afraid of worn out tables-you can make them pretty again with a little elbow grease!

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  1. You did an excellent job! I love your color choices too. Good riddance Haley and Kyle!!! :))

  2. Love this. You did a great job! I have been silently following you for a bit and after I saw your dinning room table makeover I decided to do the same. I haven't officially gotten around to it yet bc I am waiting to borrow my dad's electric sander which is currently not working :( I am very excited to try this, though and would have never imagined it up, so thanks for the idea!

  3. This makeover ROCKS! Would love if you could share this at my Motivational Monday link party.

    Hope to see you there!

  4. Super duper restyle! I love the shape of the table, you can never go wrong with paint and stain it's such a great combination. Thanks for sharing! I love getting your email....stop by for a blog visit.

  5. Hi there! I just saw your post on Three Mango Seeds. What a great blog you have! This table makeover was great! Can't wait to see your future posts. I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

  6. Wow! Great table! I love how chunky it is. I also love your color choices. I'm a follower, now.

  7. I love the dramatic effect of the stain/paint combination! Looks wonderful! What kind of decorations are you finishing it off with?

  8. Mmmmm, what a lovely HEFTY coffee table. Dark stain and white favourite combination!

    (Hope you'll have time to visit my little space in the blogosphere too...

  9. Hi Andrea,
    I love what you did to your coffee table! I have gotten the bug and am working on a table that I got for $1.25 at a garage sale. I have painted it with ASCP, getting ready to distrss and add a word to the top. Hope mine comes out as good as yours did.

    all the best,


  10. Very pretty! Love the stained top!

    I stumbled this!

  11. I just love it. :)

    (new follower here!)

  12. This looks so good. Love the tabletop darker...You did wonderful.

  13. I like the two tones together, great job!