Hey friends! Today’s post is all about this amazing coffee table transformation I did. A little paint can work wonders and I will show you everything I did along the way to turn a beat up table from the thrift store into something brand new.
So I found this gem of a coffee table 50% off $80 at the thrift store so yep, I got this bad boy for only $40. It has a cute little drawer in front and the back opens for more hidden storage which is so cool! It was definitely beat up but I knew I was going to paint it anyways so that didn’t matter.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Paris Grey and while painting, made sure to not have too much paint on the brush to achieve that slightly distressed look. I love using chalk paint because not only does it have a beautiful finish, it eliminates the need to sand or prime your furniture before painting! This brand is my favorite but it is only sold in select stores so if you want to use Annie Sloan, google it to find the nearest location to you that carries it. If you are just in the market to try out some chalk paints, another brand you can try is this.
After only one coat of paint I topped it with two coats of Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane in a semi-gloss to protect the paint since this was going to be a highly used piece of furniture. I later realized I should have used a polycrylic to seal instead because the polyurethane yellows slightly over time. Lesson learned. To save you that trouble, you can find polycrylic here.
A little tip for painting around tight areas you can’t tape off or remove such as the hinges on the top, a small angled eye liner brush works awesome to avoid getting paint on those hard to reach areas!
Here we have the finished and styled product. Starting with the 2 photo albums, those are both from TJ Maxx, the mirrored tray was thrifted, the candles were 50% off at Hobby Lobby (the most expensive one was $8), the silver vase and the white and gold leaf piece were both thrifted and were both under $1, and lastly the small turquoise box was also 50% off at Hobby Lobby (only $9!). I’m currently storing extra pillows and a decorative bowl under the table but that would also be a great spot to store blankets!
I love how it turned out and how it looks with the gallery wall, hope you get some styling inspiration as well.
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