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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/

Have Questions About This Post?

  • Susen Gail
    Susen Gail Sonora, TX

    My breakfast room table is so excited about this upcoming renovation! Thanks for sharing your great idea and beautiful work. susen

  • Alice Shockley
    Alice Shockley Jefferson City, MO

    Great update! It never occurred to me to take stain OFF, instead of putting it on!

  • Angel
    Angel Hesperia, CA

    What a grand idea!

  • MaryJo Glover
    MaryJo Glover Great Bend, PA

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

  • Carmen Macklin

    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.

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