Rustic Coffee Table Makeover

Originally the coffee table in the family room was a dining table. Big Daddy trimmed the base to coffee table height and transformed it into the perfect coffee table for the sectional couch. The round shape makes it easy to maneuver around.
The only problem was that it was black. No matter what the family room looked like, the black color was never right and it showed every speck of dust.


I sanded the top down to raw wood to tie the table in with the wood end tables. It took a week and about eight 50 grit sanding pads and a lot of Motrin.
Once the top was sanded, the wood was oak and very white. I decided to use a gel stain. The wood grain retained a lot of the black paint. Before I applied the gel stain, I applied one coat of whitewash. the whitewash did the trick and muted the grain.
Once that dried, I applied one coat of Minwax Antique Oak gel stain.
I chose white for the table base.
Kristine(Teeny Ideas)
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