Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coffee Table Before & After

This is about an outdated coffee table in need of a makeover, not about my garge floor that also needs some help.  Maybe we can tackle that another time.

I bought this table at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago and don't  intend to keep it, I would like to sell it, but we will see.  I started by lightly sanding with my trusty hand held sander, then putting on a light coat of primer.
  Nothing special, just rolled it on, then a couple coats of Better Homes and Gardens Creamed Coffee.  After it was all dry, I then made a my own glaze by taking some white paint, adding a touch of gray and some water to thin it down.  I dry brushed the glaze onto the table and in some areas used a cloth to wipe some off or spread it around a little.  I wanted to highlight the edges, and the legs, but I also used a back and forth motion on the top to add some depth.

The lighter color glaze is only slightly noticable, it mostly adds depth to the piece.

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  1. Amazing what some paint can do, isn't it? It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You really transformed that table! It looks so nice. I love using paint to redo things. It suits my need for instant satisfaction. Ha! That was a good idea to make your own glaze too.

  3. Hi Lorna! Your coffee table looks great! There's nothing like a little paint for a big change!

    Welcome to the Land of Blog! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday! I hope you will make it a weekly stop!

    I have just become a happy follower and hope you will too!

  4. Lorna this table looks amazing! You did a really good job on every detail.

    I'm loving your home and your blog as well. Have I been by here before? If not it's great to meet you sweet friend. Thank you for coming by my blog. I hope to see you often.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)