January 14, 2013

The Third Look is a Charm ~ Rustic Coffee Table Makeover

 
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!
 
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11 comments:

  1. Love the new finish, I like the two tone look. Books in the basket is a great accent. xo

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  2. Hey that looks good, I love the white on the bottom with the dark wood finish on top,,it is a classy finish..ironically I have my island done the same way. The bottom I painted white and distressed with a black and the top is recycled wood from my horse barn. The finish sealer is called Waterlox. If you haven't tried it,,it requires a great deal of dry time and ventilation. but the end result is water proof wood counter tops.

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  3. Love this idea of two tones...
    I have a coffee table that needs an uplift. But I think I'll wait for the warmer weather. Or then again.....

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  4. Great makeover, Barbara- It looks wonderful. I like the way it turned out- xo Diana

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  5. What a huge transformation!I love this coffee table... and the top is toasty and very farmhouse looking! Great job, Barb!

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  6. I love the rustic look to the top of the coffee table! I'm like you... I also love to change things up too! Great job!
    dee dee

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  7. I really like the new farmhouse look of your coffee table. You did a great job!!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Love the update to the top of the table. Great idea!

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  9. great work and nice finishing thanks for sharing see more

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  10. It turned out great! I'm waiting for some warm weather to do something similar with our kitchen table!

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