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Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover

This year we have been renovating a family room for our home AND updating our living room at the same time with new furniture. This put me in the position to need not only one new coffee table but two, and on a limited budget. Of course, I headed to my nearest thrift store to find a coffee table in need of some love and attention. I was thrilled to find this small round table for only $30 for the family room.
Time: 4 Days Cost: $45 Difficulty: Easy
Even though I like a black coffee table, for my modern style family room I really wanted something with a little more personality. I just knew that this little table would fabulous in either a bright yellow or orange color. Yellow won out for me. I found the right color in Waverly Chalk Paint in Maize.
Before applying the chalk paint, I first cleaned the table and used a deglosser product to remove the shiney finish. Then I applied a coat of white chalk paint as a base coat. Then I applied four layers of the yellow chalk paint and two coats of Waverly Clear Wax.
I love how bright and cheerful this little yellow table looks with my new modern chairs from Wayfair.
This is the first time I have used yellow on a piece of furniture but I don't think it will be my last. I love the look of this table.

Materials used for this project:

  • Waverly Chalk Paint   (Walmart)
  • Waverly Clear Wax   (Walmart)

To see more: http://modernonmonticello.com/2017/09/04/another-thrift-store-coffee-table-makeover/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Pat Ruge
    Pat Ruge Murrieta, CA
    on Sep 28, 2017

    Super cute!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Sep 28, 2017

    Very cute! Would also be great for kids.

  • Janice Johnson
    Janice Johnson
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Love the table.......really love the yellow!

  • Donna Bwanna
    Donna Bwanna Eastpointe, MI
    on Oct 22, 2017

    It is pretty, BUT It must be just me, but I believe the 11 commandment should be NEVER ever paint wood.

    • Monicapatty
      on Oct 27, 2017

      Its just you.....most wood is just plain ugly and detracts from a decorating theme.....but, thats just me...

  • Patricia Jean
    Patricia Jean
    on Oct 23, 2017

    It's perfect!!

    • Donna Powell
      Donna Powell Seymour, TN
      on Oct 24, 2017

      Thanks Patricia. I'm glad you like it as much as I do.

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