I came across this table on offerup and it was painted all brown. It was ugly but thought had a lot of potential because of the legs! I knew if I sanded down the legs and found nice woodgrain it would be a nice transformation regardless of what the top looked like.
Refinished Mid Century Modern Coffee Table Upcycle/Makeover
This is the image the seller posted of the table and I decided based off of this photo, that I just can't live without this table. Its all about having a good eye and seeing potential!
I sanded down the legs, applied stain, painted the top and applied a water based clear coat for a durable permanent finish. See the instructions below on how I achieved this look.
I started with "some" sanding! This is a tough and time consuming job but you just can't skip it...
I used an electric sander and started with 100 grit sandpaper followed by 120, 150, 220 then grit to give it a smooth look.
Sanded off the legs and the sides. I wanted to expose as much wood as possible. I was happy to see beautiful woodgrain! Once it was sanded I applied penetrating wood stain! The top was laminate so I knew it had to be painted.
I used a water based clear coat on the legs and top for a durable permanent finish.
I picked premium latex paint in black to paint the top.
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