A couple years back the hubster and myself found this coffee table on the side of the road. It was early fall as well as a Sunday, so of course this roadside find was what I like to call a "Yard Sale Casualty".
We really liked the shape of the table along with it's sturdy look. We brought it home and I painted the base in an antique white and the top in nutmeg. I also added a new drawer pull and I had my new table for less than $10.
I lived with it this way for the last two years, however after a while the top not only got a little banged up, but I really began to dislike the look of the top painted. As this does happen to me from time to time, my taste changes and currently I am leaning more towards the cozy farmhouse style with that beautiful rustic vibe.
So last week on a very sunny and dry day, I took my coffee table out back and sanded down the top. Then I applied Minwax in a dark walnut tone.
After the Minwax had dried I applied Rust-oleum clear matte spray finish. Here is my end result.
I really do love the rich dark look of the finished top and I think this will hold up much better than the paint did. The wood surface on the sides picked up the stain unevenly but I think that is what I like best about how it came out. Very rustic!
Now I am rethinking my end tables...they could very possibly be in for a makeover as well!
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day!