When in Doubt Go Matte Black

2 Materials
3 Hours

Another fun makeover for a well used coffee table.

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My sister no longer had room for the jumbo curvy coffee table and offered it to me to relove and rehome. Of course I said yes.

To make painting easier I removed the top after safely storing the beveled glass.

After a good cleaning with Dixie Belle white lightening cleaner in soapy water to be sure the years of fingerprints and stickies were gone it received a light sanding all over. Usually I grab a Dixie Belle sanding sponge but I also have a stack of "unsticky" orbital sanding papers I use too. Any ding was sanded smooth and Dixie Belle mud was added in any deep marks with a mud spatula then sanded too.

This light sanding also allows the paint to stick better and is an important step when using  Dixie Belle silk paint.

Anchor; a rich black was the color I used for this beauty.

This new  Dixie Belle silk paint line is an all in one paint; primer, paint and top coat all in one. It does however need a bit more tooth to grab on to hence the sanding step and it is suggested to apply with a synthetic brush. I chose to use  Dixie Belle synthetic brush in flat medium.

Seeing the original finish was dark and being a dark paint only 2 coats were needed for a nice even coat.

I brought the pieces inside to assemble The glass was cleaned and set back in place and this coffee table has a fresh new look.

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  • Pat Kleinmaier Pat Kleinmaier on Aug 12, 2021

    Did you sister want it back?

  • Grace Grace on Aug 22, 2021

    This is a beautiful color and job. I am so tired of people buying new stuff to paint it and make it look old. Makes it look like a child paint it. What's up with that? I want more projects like this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ils53840982 Ils53840982 3 days ago

    How did you remove the glass? I have piece with a glass top but I’m not sure the best way to to remove the glass.


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  • Starbright57 Starbright57 on Aug 12, 2021

    Turned out perfectly! I usually don't like painted furniture, but have decided with your project that it is just all the white chippy paint that people are using now. They love it and it is fine, I go for the more elegant look. Like it said, when in doubt, go matt black....and it is lovely! I usually,don't comment on projects either, but had to on yours because it swayed my thinking on paint.

    • Creative Moments Creative Moments on Aug 15, 2021

      I very much appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to share them, it truly means allot. And it makes my heart happy to hear such kindness!! Thanks again

  • Carol Carol on Sep 22, 2021

    That is just GORGEOUS! I am an antique myself, so I usually don't like to see old furniture painted, this time you changed my mind! I also grew up being taught to sand with the grain of the wood, not against it. So I'm afraid I cringed a little when I saw you had done it. But I saw no signs of destress in the finished table. Again, I just want to say way a beautiful job you've done on your table. It really is an elegant piece of furniture.

    • Creative Moments Creative Moments on Sep 22, 2021

      Thank you Carol, I appreciate your kind words. The sanding was just a light handed scuff sand and in the finish it looks more then it actually was. This paint requires it and goes on flawlessly :) Thanks again