Everyone has that coffee table, dresser, desk, or special piece of furniture that they’ve been hanging onto for years. You know the table I’m talking about- the one your husband has been begging to get rid of, but for some reason you have a vision of it being exactly perfect someday! This coffee table was just that for me.
This is a table we’ve had for at least 14 years, and all along, my husband has been voting to throw the thing out. Through many big moves, from California to Utah, this coffee table has taken plenty of wear over the years. One of the best ways to quickly (and inexpensively!) update furniture is a fresh coat of paint. I used a paint and primer that gave the perfect color and coverage. Check out how the table turned out…
This little update is exactly what this table (and this room!) needed. This fresh coat of Perfect Taupe (that is the actual paint name) is such a beautiful color! This lighter color was a great update from the old dated orange stain- it really ties everything together and freshens up the room. The coffee table now fits in perfectly.
- Any furniture piece that you’d like to update! The photo above shows my old coffee table- it’s a great, solid table but definitely outdated and well-loved.
- Paint – Perfect Taupe*
- clear Polycrylic top coat
- paint roller and tray
- drop cloth or cardboard to protect your work area
- 320-grit sandpaper
- damp rag
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You can see these chicken wire cloches on the table behind my couch. It’s such pretty rustic decor. Click on the image to be taken directly to those cloche wire cages or click here for a variety.
I love my floor lamp!! It looks like wood but it isn’t it. Here is a seagrass basket, perfect for organizing a coffee table. I keep the remote, reading glasses, books, magazines, etc in my basket. My drapes came from IKEA.