I’ve been looking for a coffee table forever! We had an old trunk we used for years but it wasn’t big enough or comfortable. Then Stephie and Jon found this great old table and didn’t have room for it in their apartment, so we kept it for them until they moved into the house! We loved this coffee table. It’s huge. It’s roughed up so no need to worry about coasters! Everything about it was perfect for us. It is the coffee table that all coffee tables will forever be compared to. We thought seriously about moving and not telling them where we were going just so we could keep this coffee table!
I haven’t been able to find one even close to this one…
In my desperation I settled. I found this one for a hundred bucks at a second hand store. My thought was that I could mess around with the finish and make it look better…Coffee tables are pretty important… The Husband and I are empty nesters, sometimes we eat on our coffee table! When the kids come over we use the coffee table for playing games or propping our feet up while we’re watching a movie! (So the height of the coffee table is important. Check it out with the height of your sofa.The Husband chopped off about three inches from the legs of this one!)
I sanded it and used primer…
Then painted it with Plantation Beige, a color I used in the house somewhere…Then The Husband rubbed stain all over and wiped it off..
We used this same technique on our cabinets, doors and trim downstairs.
Here’s the finished product!
Bella likes it! How’s that for a metamorphosis!? Head over to Between Naps on the Porch for some more before and afters!