Painted Coffee Table inspired by Tonya Miller Dean|Hemets 1964 coffee table


I was looking around Hometalk and saw a beautiful coffee table that was posted by Tonya Dean Hemet and I was inspired. I wanted to do something similar but didn't have a similar coffee table to paint. Enter Craigs List and a $10 coffee table. See for yourself what a transformation with some distressed homemade chalk paint and poly stain on top.
Thanks Tonya for giving me the idea for this table :)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Billie
    on Apr 29, 2017

    What finish was the white paint? Flat or??
  • Joan Larsen-Lohman
    on Apr 30, 2017

    How did you don't the top of the table?
  • Paw@702
    on Aug 1, 2018

    Can you cover a full body chaise lounger by first spraying with adhesive & then applying fabric over it...what type of sealant could be used to preserve it after fabric is applied?

    • Mary Insana
      on Aug 1, 2018

      This question has nothing to do with my painted coffee table but I’ll,try tomanswer it for you.

      I wouldn’t try to upholster using spray adhesive unless it’s a very small project with straight lines and flat surfaces. When you use spray adhesive you don’t need to seal it unless you’re doing decoupage. Hope this helps

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  • Rosetta
    on Jun 5, 2019

    I would love to try this, what color chalk paint did you use.

  • Mary Insana
    on Aug 25, 2019

    I used antique white. Get a bottle of antique white chalk paint from Walmart. Fast, easy and cheap. If you need any help, contact me.

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