Greetings and welcome to Throw Back Thursday! I did this makeover several years ago and it is still one of my favorites! Would you like to see a fun coffee table makeover?
Several years ago when we started the basement remodeling project at our lake house, we knew we wanted to create a nice conversation area in front of the fireplace. We added gas logs, a mantle and a television. We envisioned big comfy leather chairs and a round coffee table, all nestled in front of the fire. Unfortunately all of the round coffee tables I found were super expensive. I loved this one from Ballard Designs, but for $399 the price was a bit steep. So, I kept looking.
I stumbled upon this little table at a consignment store for $40. A much better price, right? And it was the perfect size! But, it had been painted several times, the last time purple. I decided to strip it down to the original wood and if I didn’t like it, then I would repaint it. Here’s how it looked when I began:
I stripped off all of the layers of paint and sanded the table well using my corner cat palm sander. I wiped it down with cheesecloth to remove any sandy residue then stained it with some Minwax stain I had on hand. (The color was Pecan I believe.) Then I sealed it with some light wax. This is how it turned out. I love it.
So, the coffee table went in the finished basement…
And then I decided to top it with this oversized gold tray. We like to prop our feet on the table and use it for snacks and drinks so I wanted to protect the pretty wood finish. This tray serves double duty. Now with the gold tray on top, I don’t need to worry about wet drinks or dirty feet and it still looks pretty!
Finding a diamond in the rough is one of my favorite things in the world! Especially if I get it for a great price, then a little elbow grease is well worth the effort. Our lake house is filled with second hand furniture along with a select few new pieces. I love that collected over time look best. Finding a piece and making it your own is so rewarding and you can save a ton of money! And who doesn’t love a one of a kind piece?
What’s your favorite fixer upper project? My son loves a good DIY project too, so I’ll share a few of my his projects soon. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a lovely day. xo Dell