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Coffee Table Makeover (without Paint!)

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My mom made over her plain ol' pine coffee table with steel wool.
  • coffee table makeover without paint, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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.
  • coffee table makeover without paint, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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!
  • coffee table makeover without paint, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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/

Got a question about this project?

  • MaryJo Glover
    MaryJo Glover Great Bend, PA
    on Dec 31, 2015

    This is quite clever! I plan to try a chevron pattern on a table top. Thanks! ...hmmmmm, thinking about a floor also.....

  • Carmen Macklin
    Carmen Macklin
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Use a metal stylus and a straight edge to outline each diamond and you create the appearance of inlaid wood. This works well and adds some extra class.

  • Jeannie Carle
    Jeannie Carle Parnell, MO
    on Sep 12, 2016

    This is really sweet! I have a home-made pine-board coffee table that has been begging for "something" - I love the table - but.......... soooooo - thank you!

  • Conniehatfield3
    Conniehatfield3 Cincinnati, OH
    on Oct 10, 2016

    Bravo!

  • Rebecca Wilkinson-Smith
    Rebecca Wilkinson-Smith Chilhowie, VA
    on Oct 27, 2016

    I have a coffe table that I love(the top raises up), but it has a couple of wron places on the top. This would be a perfect way to camouflage them.

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