How To Make An Old Coffee Table Look New – Who loves a little DIY project? I do! I’ve been working on a DIY coffee table for a few weeks now and I need your help! Read on and put my restless mind to rest!
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How To Make An Old Coffee Table Look New
I started this DIY coffee table project with the idea of giving a complete tutorial on how I transformed this table beast into a modern farmhouse beauty. I wanted to show you how easy it is and how much money you can save with this simple DIY project.
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(After all, this beauty cost me $100! New coffee tables of this size are easily $250-$500!) Then I realized I used the same process on my dining room table remodel project! So I changed direction!
If you want to know how I made this table top, follow the tutorial here. After removing the varnish from this table top, I painted these curved legs (the best kind) with Magnolia Kilz brand chalk paint in shiplap. If you’re interested in my thoughts on Magnolia Brand Paint, I wrote a review here!
Instead, I want to walk you through the process of a DIY coffee table project, start to finish.
Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Here it is in all its pure glory! Now remember, I need your help! So read on because I have a dilemma on my hands.
First, let’s talk about where to look when you want to start a quick DIY project. Consider sources like Craigslist.com, Facebook Marketplace (that’s where I found this beauty!), the Salvation Army, Goodwill, thrift stores, and don’t forget your family and friends!
Parents are always a great source for secondhand furniture. (I thank my mom for every piece of furniture in my first house!) 😉
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You know what designers say about finding the “good bones” in a home, furniture or basic design? Check it out, this is a must see!
Good bones simply mean that the piece is structurally sound, has attractive design elements (like the curved legs of my table), and has potential for modernization. Or make it look old. To each his own. 😉
The first thing I noticed about my DIY coffee table in particular was the thick curved legs and smooth molding accents. I knew that once I got my hands on these pieces they would pop and add a lot of interest to the table.
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You’ve done your research, bought your desk ridiculously cheap, and you’ve got good bones. Now what, now you take some decision. Want to refresh the entire table? (Drawing detail pieces takes a lot of commitment, so know yourself and your comfort level!) Are you only drawing the top or just the legs? Shall we paint everything instead of removing something?
All of these questions are worth considering, although stripping (or sanding if you prefer) requires more work. Painting is the easiest option. But if your heart desires some contrast and interest, go for both!
Take your time, assess your space and complimentary decor, and take a few days to think about your decision. A hasty decorating decision usually leads to regret and another DIY renovation project. 😉 So here you come!
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Well I took my time. I stayed with him at my place. I’m still not sure what stain I’ll finish this beauty with! The pictures shown are of my DIY coffee table top painted completely with poly and varnish. It is raw and natural in all its glory.
I love it, but I’ll let my uninhibited mind guide me on whether or not to re-stain the table top. That’s why I need your opinion! Leave me a comment below with your opinion!
For now, I will enjoy all its natural beauty. Yes, I refer to my DIY projects as personal pronouns.
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It all depends on you guys! Help this indecisive DIYer complete my DIY coffee table. 🙂 Thanks in advance! I have been saving all these found sticks for almost 2 years and finally found the time and
I’m guessing it’s from an old workbench or desk in the garage
The family was selling the house and before selling they were tearing out everything they didn’t want or needed… To me that was the point~
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I just need time (with 4 kids and all my other work which was the hardest part of the whole project) 🙂
Since the apron frame was already built, we needed to figure out how long we wanted our top boards to cover the sides of the apron.
We settled on 51 inches because it gives the right amount of overhang on the outer edge of the apron.
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The first thing we had to figure out was how tall we wanted our table to be.
I walked around all the coffee tables I have for a few minutes and counted where my feet landed..(real scientific products here, people) 🙂
With the extra thickness of the top board, we decided on 17 inches for the length of their seats.
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This 4×4 is meant to be built into my kitchen table, which means I’ve spent zero dollars on the project so far.
I used nails so I could flatten them and get them to the top layer of the apron. Once I got them where I wanted them, I screwed them on.
Now that my table already looks rustic, I didn’t want the added look of screws from top to bottom, so we did the same thing with our kitchen table and screwed from the bottom up.
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You just need to make sure your screws aren’t too long and don’t go through the top of the table.
We just sat cross-legged on the corner and swung our legs over the side of the apron
Here I finish adding the last leg and then it’s time to see if it’s level!
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I brought it out to the back yard and put a lot of old trash and stuff on the power and let it dry for a few days.
I used an old deck stain from a previous project and layered it on top.
Tags: art is beauty , build , DIY , coffee table , DIY , DIY furniture , DIY project , dumpster diving , farmhouse style , farmhouse table , painted furniture , roadside salvage , trash to treasure . Making an old coffee table. We saved the glass top coffee table and gave it a major makeover. I’m sharing how to use an old coffee table and give it a new look! Similar techniques and makeup ideas can be applied to other wooden furniture in your home.
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My living room has needed a coffee table for a long time. In fact, the only piece of furniture that serves as a coffee table is a small 18 by 22 side table.
After finding this glass top coffee table on Facebook Marketplace, I couldn’t pass it up. And guess what? I got it for only $10 – an absolute steal!
This coffee table looks very old and a little rickety, but it has great bones. Most of the pieces are made from solid wood, which allows me to create and maintain beautiful wood grain. I also like that it has two drawers that add storage space.
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So for this coffee table makeover project, I opted to refinish the wood instead of painting it first. So it takes a little elbow grease, but the end result is worth it!
I love how this sleek coffee table looks and the wood texture adds instant warmth to our living room.
This DIY project is really cheap. As for tools and materials, most of them are so simple that most DIYers already have them – this really cuts down on costs.
How I Gave An Old Table A New Look
It’s always fun to see before and after wooden furniture makeovers because the difference can be huge! I think this glass top is for the coffee table!
The rear finish was very dark, but not in a good way as it has a red undertone and is very shiny.
I generally try to keep my living room light and airy, so a big black piece of furniture will definitely make my room feel smaller (not something I want as a small home owner!).
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After this transformation, it went from an old looking coffee table to something very modern and stylish – can you tell?
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