Mary Insana
Mary Insana
  • Hometalker
  • Pittsburgh, PA

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 :)
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture
painted coffee table inspired by tonya miller dean hemets 1964 coffee table, chalk paint, painted furniture

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3 of 8 questions
  • Billie
    on Apr 29, 2017

    What finish was the white paint? Flat or??
    • Billie
      on Apr 30, 2017

      What finish was the paint before making it chalk paint. Flat finish, or semigloss.?? Sorry If I wasn't clear before. Love the table
  • 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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  • Rabun
    on Mar 6, 2019

    I have the same table and two matching end tables that I have wanted to refinish.

    Your make-over is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks

  • Rosetta
    on Jun 5, 2019

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

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