Trash to Treasure - Coffee Table Makeover | Before and After

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing how I took an old table and turned it into a beautiful farmhouse style
coffee table for our living room and I am loving how it turned out!

I had been wanting to change up our coffee table and knew we had this old table in the garage.
It was dirty, and somehow missing the bottom shelf, but I knew it was solid wood and had a slate
center and it matches our sofa table we have had in our living room for years!

So I decided to finally tackle this project and give it a makeover.

So here is a look at the grungy before.. 😬

The first thing I did was find some scrap wood, cut it down to size, and replace the missing bottom shelf. 

Then I got to work sanding the wood to prepare the surface for paint or stain.

I chose to paint the bottom part of the table a pretty shade of bright white.

And I chose to stain the top in a dark color,  however I didn't really like how it looked so I took some black paint and went over it again but letting some of the wood color show through.

Then I took some sandpaper to go over the bottom of the table and distress it.
I wanted it to have that rustic look and have some of the wood color underneath show through.

The last thing I did was put a coat of polycrylic on the top of the table in a clear matte finish.

I absolutely love how this table turned out.

In fact I went ahead and redid our matching sofa table as well.

Here is the Before:

And the After:

Love them!

I also ended up darkening the frame on the large picture on the wall to match the darker wood. 😆

Such a transformation!

If you'd like to see the process a little better I have the video on my YouTube Channel Here!

 - Tina

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  1. Wow!!! That came out beautiful! I refurbished a bookcase I found at the thrift store. Now I'm trying to talk my husband into letting me give it a go on his wardrobe! LOL


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