Ugly 60's-ish Coffee Table Makeover


I really don't like this style of furniture.. at all. When I saw this table I thought it was hideous BUT I was pretty sure I could save it and turn it into something beautiful!
Those gold metal legs screamed DATED
Yep.. really wasn't anything special and was just going to be thrown away.
I knew those {ugly} metal legs were most of the problem. So, I took the metal legs off and replaced them with nice wooden legs I picked up from Home Depot. I also sanded down the top because I was going to stain a beautiful design on the top.
I painted the legs and sides of the table top with The Hayloft's Milk Paint in Strawberry Rhubarb. I love the chippy and crackle look you can get with milk paint! Not to mention it's super durable! Link to purchase milk paint ----> https://www.etsy.com/listing/186986803/the-haylofts-milk-paint-milk-paint?
Those new wooden legs change the entire feel of this coffee table!
I love the simple detailing on the legs!
I drew up this rose {free hand- NO stencils used} then stained it. :)
I am VERY pleased with how this rose turned out!
If you ask me, this little table was given a MUCH needed makeover and is now beautiful instead of ugly and dated!

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2 questions
  • John Hughes
    on Jul 1, 2017

    What did you draw the roses with? Not black paint? Ty, John..love it;)
    • Becky
      on Sep 18, 2018

      This is SO beyond amazing, I just HAD to comment on it! I can't even draw a stick figure! Do you realize what you could sell this for!??? Absolutely FABULOUS! Well done!

  • Nan28667349
    on Aug 4, 2017

    What did you use to draw The rose

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