The hardest part of this project is finding a suitable coffee table……..and I found a doozy!!
Three words. Legs, Legs, Legs!
I feel like a good, chunky leg makes this particular makeover. My Dad and I were at large last weekend, just the two of us. So in between naps, getting our pedicures and having blackberry cobbler for supper we hit every thrift store in Haywood County (where I am from). My Dad is like my lucky charm. We always find some good junk! We found several pieces at the Salvation Army Family Store plus they were having a “Cash & Carry” sale, 20% off all furniture but you had to take it home right then.
We had no problem with that:)
All I can say is whoever owned this coffee table has never heard of an ashtray. I thought $22 I was actually paying too much. LORD! I used my little orbital sander and took off what little bit of finish was left plus got rid of all of the burn marks. I had to be super careful with that sander because the top of the coffee table was a thin veneer. After the sanding I used my leaf blower t0 get all the sanding dust off and then I wiped the entire piece down with a damp cloth.
Now look 🙂
I refinished the top of the Farmhouse coffee table with Annie Sloan Dark Wax and nothing else. I absolutely love to look of the dark wax on pine!! It looks like old barn wood. I learned this quite by accident when I refinished my own dining room table.
Plus its cleans up with soap and water. You can not beat that.
I am not sure if you can tell but the top the coffee is identical to my dining room table.
I painted this piece in two coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in the color Everlasting. It is one of my very favorite Whites. I sanded the whole table as uniformly as I could with a fine sanding sponge taking off quite a bit of the paint. Lastly I went back over all of the edges with the sanding sponge, especially those legs!
I know good and well that this thing is too big for my living room and my couch but I am in love with it. Apparently so is Big Daddy. He statement was, ‘You should have never let me see the coffee table.’
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