Shabby Chic Coffee Table
Update to old basement coffee table
We have had this huge coffee table hanging out in our basement for years. It is super solid and it was time to see what I could do with it.
I wiped down the table with acetone and then taped up the pieces that I would be painting white. I did a quick trail with Rustoleum Cream Chalk paint and was pleased with the look.
I also picked up a can of the green - both available at our local hardware store.
I started with the drawers and was very pleased.
I sanded them with a 220 sand paper and was pretty happy with the look.
So, I headed back to the table to work on the spindles - those would be white too! I made sure to tape up the table to keep the mess (and yes, I am messy) to a minimum. I thought it would be fun to paint the accent pieces near the top, so they too are white. I don't know if I should have started with the white, but that's where I applied first.
Love these drawer pulls.
Once I got the small pieces finished, I painted the entire table the lovely green.
After the green, I added a very light touch of spray gold. I thought this might look cool if I could sand through.
Of course, I got a little too heavy handed with the gold. That was hard to use, the spray comes out in spots, with a weird nozzle.
Next, a white coat on the top of all after allowing the table to fully dry.
Finished product. Not perfect by any stretch but a nice match for the room and a decent start for a beginner.
I like this side the best!
This seems to complete the room nicely.
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- Rustoleum Chalk Paint - white and green (Limeberry Lumber, Corydon, IN)
Published May 14th, 2016 10:49 PM
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Maria Da Gloria Anicio Duarte Duarte on Jun 29, 2016Amei ! são maravilhosos.
Annie Doherty on Jul 14, 2016Great makeover, it feels so good when you can give a well loved piece a new lease of life, alsoit goes so well with your existing furnishings.
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