Asked on Nov 16, 2019

How do I give an antique kidney-shaped coffee table a modern update?

Troy OakesKmdreamerVimarhonor
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7 answers
  • Janice
    on Nov 16, 2019

    If you're not afraid of color, why not give it a good spray paint with a funky color to match your decor? Maybe Tiffany blue, or yellow, fushia, or whatever YOU love.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 17, 2019

    Paint it add mirror to top.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Nov 17, 2019

    Paint? Additionally could you possibly post a photograph to better see your situation?


    Having a visual might be helpful to be able to offer the best guidance .....to a help find the best suggestions or potential solution for your update rehab project.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Nov 19, 2019

    Maybe paint it like marble

  • Troy Oakes
    on Nov 19, 2019

    Please what ever you do dont let this cool table fall victim to chalk paint! I know alot of you love the country / crafty type of style. I love , appreciate and respect mid century modern . ( I feel I'm a minority on this site because of it )

    The best way , ( at least I think ) would be to sand it down and refinish it to a lighter , darker or a natural finish with a few coats of semigloss polyurethane


    Yes , to paint ..very cool . But no stencil or flower designs ect...

    Keep it a solid color on top . Semigloss or hi gloss would be perfect. A retro color like turquoise would look awesome !

    The legs could be left in natural wood and just use a natural oil like coconut for the leggs to bring out the wood grain and make the top stand out.

    Painting the legs the white , black or the same would work too. Maybe give them a fun contrasting color too.


    Cheryl , I hope this helps you out on redoing you table. I'm sure what ever you choose ...it will turn out nice . And wishing you the best on all your projects .


    , Troy Oakes

    • Cheryl Dimmitt
      on Nov 19, 2019

      Thanks for your comments. As I understand this table from the description I have been given. I agree that chalk paint or country crafty will not work.

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