Damaged Coffee Table Top? No Problem - Add Texture

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6 Hours

French Provincial furniture is just pretty right? I gave this well used FP coffee table a whole new look with paint, new glass knobs and some raised designs, let me show you how.

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I was offered this jumbo wooden coffee table and said yes immediately knowing I could give it new life.

First order of business was to give a deep scrub in every nook and cranny to give it a fresh clean start. I like to use Dixie Belle white lightening cleaner with a bit of dawn in warm water and a scrub brush.

To create the textured top I mixed Dixie Belle Sea Spray with coffee bean paint then spread it over the Morocco stencil with a metal spatula.

This process takes time but needs to be done as fast as possible as the sea spray begins to set up quite quickly. The stencil needs to be lifted and moved to the next area matching the pattern as you go. If more time is needed I suggest making smaller batches of the texture paint.

The entire coffee table was painted in  Dixie Belle Paint color gravel road; a medium grey using the Dixie Belle best dang brush. This big boy will get the paint on in short order covering lots of ground and is perfect to pounce the paint on for a slightly textured finish. Two full coats were applied.

Using the  Fine Mist Spray Bottle and a  Dixie Belle's oval brush the  Dixie Belle Paint color hurricane gray was blended over the darker gravel road grey.

The next layer was done with a  Dixie Belle chip brush and the  Dixie Belle Paint color driftwood. Dry brushing catches in the textures layers and on the raised details.

The top was then power sanded to smooth the Morocco pattern and give a worn look and feel.

It was on to my favorite way to age a piece;  Dixie Belle's best dang wax in brown. I like to apply it with a dedicated  Dixie Belle premium chip brush which gets into the crevices perfectly.

Everything below the top was sealed with  Dixie Belle easy peasy spray wax.

The top of a coffee table gets loads of use so something more durable is needed other than wax. I used the most durable clear product;  Dixie Belle Gator Hide. It glides on perfectly with the  Dixie Belle scarlet brush. 

For new hardware I chose these gorgeous  clear cut glass knobs from  D Lawless Hardware. Aren't they pretty?

The top looks lovely now dont you think? The linked blog tutorial has more details on this transformation if needed.

And the faux zinc finish look works well with the whole look.

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  • Marti Priester Marti Priester on Nov 07, 2021

    The Dixie Bell Gator Hide you put on the top would it work on a dining table top? You did such a beautiful jof on the table, So pretty.

  • Jackie Jackie on Nov 11, 2021

    On the top, did you paint over it the same gravel grey after the texture had set?

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