A few months ago I wrote a post about how I needed two coffee tables for two different rooms in my house. Right after that I wrote a post about how I found not just one, but both tables I needed at a local thrift store. I shared the first coffee table makeover in a post you can read here. Today I am sharing the second thrift store coffee table makeover.
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For months I have been on the hunt for not one, but two new coffee tables for my home. One for our living room and a second one for our newly renovated family room at the front of the house. Each room has a different style and decor. The living room is a relaxed family gathering room with multiple reclining sofas and is all about comfort. The front room – as we call it – has a more whimsical modern style with mid century furniture mixed with rustic details like the large stone fireplace. The room just needed something just as bright and whimsical in a coffee table too.
I love remaking furniture and sometimes consider opening a booth at a local resale shop, but for now I just remake furniture for my own home. I have been looking for the perfect piece to paint bright yellow for a while and when I found this coffee table in a local thrift store for only $30, I immediately imagined it in either a bright yellow or even orange. Yellow won out for me.
This coffee table started out as a very low round black table.
Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover
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The first thing I needed to do was clean up the table and remove the top sheen. I used a deglosser product on the finish and gave it a light sanding to get the paint to stick. I decided to use chalk paint on this table because it would stick easily to the existing finish either way. The color I chose was Maize from Waverly Chalk Paint.
If you have ever worked with chalk paint before, you know that it goes on so much easier using the right tools and a little patience. Applying chalk paint takes several layers and then a wax top coat. In the end I had to apply four layers of chalk paint, the first being some leftover ivory chalk paint I used as a base coat, and then three layers of the yellow. The whole table got two coats of clear wax with buffing in between.
The bright yellow table combined with my new mid-century style chairs from Wayfair, which have two rows of bright colored buttons along the back that coordinate so well with the color of the table and accessories turned out to be a great combination.
This is going to be such a fun room to finish up and the simple charm of this yellow table just makes me smile when I walk by the room.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10