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Coffee Table Makeover (without Paint!)

My mom made over her plain ol' pine coffee table with steel wool.
Use painters tape to tape off a design. Anything goes, but straight lines will be the easiest. My mom did a checkerboard pattern, which I love.
Then use your steel wool to create your design. Check out my blog post for tips and tricks to get the lines straight and pretty!
Here are a few more tools that are helpful when creating your design with steel wool. It's fair to note that just because there is not paint or stain involved does not mean this is a mess free project! It's messy, y'all!

To see more: http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/diy-coffee-table-guest-post-by-my-mom/

Ask the creator about this project

  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna
    FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna Canada
    on Sep 10, 2012

    This is absolutely beautiful! I would have never thought just sanding would do such an amazing job. Cool.

  • Leslie D
    Leslie D Las Vegas, NV
    on Sep 10, 2012

    That is so cool! Great job by your Mom!

  • Sharron W
    Sharron W Memphis, TN
    on Sep 10, 2012

    Wow great job Mom!

  • Pam R
    Pam R Petaluma, CA
    on Sep 10, 2012

    What an inspiration to those of us who don't like to paint! Thanks for sharing another great idea!

  • Shirley S
    Shirley S Archbold, OH
    on Sep 10, 2012

    VERY cool!

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