Mary Insana
Mary Insana
  • Hometalker
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Coffee table with animal print, gold paint and DIY chalk paint


My best friend had this coffee table and said I could have it for FREE. I got my creative juices flowing. My daughter and husband both have different opinions My daughter said I should have distressed it and my husband wondered why the top was a different color from the legs and bottom apron. I think its perfect just the way it is and turned out exactly as I had planned.What do you think?
top of table before
top of table before
legs and top
legs and top
I used brown craft paper on top  of the table
I used brown craft paper on top of the table
painting the crumbled craft paper after it was dry
painting the crumbled craft paper after it was dry
coffee table with animal print gold paint and diy chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
Leg taped off
Leg taped off
gold tip on legs
gold tip on legs
decoupaged strips of animal print gift bags around the edge. At each seam I angled a piece to give it some whimsy :)
decoupaged strips of animal print gift bags around the edge. At each seam I angled a piece to give it some whimsy :)
2 coats of satin poly
2 coats of satin poly
green DIY chalk paint on legs and apron
green DIY chalk paint on legs and apron
taping off top for gold stripes
taping off top for gold stripes
taping off
taping off
first gold stripe
first gold stripe
2 gold stripes
2 gold stripes
2 stripes and a bigger strip in the middle
2 stripes and a bigger strip in the middle
finished with distressed legs and apron
finished with distressed legs and apron

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