If you’ve been a reader of the blog for a while then you’ll know this isn’t the first coffee table we’ve upcycled in the last 2 years (Check out the first one we did here)! Our old coffee table was very heavy though, and very blue… which worked well in our old home but didn’t really suit the style of our new house.
A while ago I saw some amazing tiles in a magazine, and was desperate to do something with them! When I realised we’d need a new table it was like a bolt of lightning and a new project was born.
This project wasn’t super cheap, but still saved us money compared to the price of purchasing a new table. We used the following:
- Second hand cane table (purchased from eBay)
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White (already had)
- Box of geometric tiles (purchased 3/4 of a box from eBay, but you can purchase the full box here)
- Tile Cutter
- Glue Gun
- Tile Spacers
This is what the table looked like right at the beginning:
To begin with we sanded the table very lightly as there were a small amount of rough edges – we wouldn’t normally do this. We then gave the table a wipe down and coated the table with 2 coats of Annie Sloan, before going over some of the more visible bits for a third time.
We are absolutely thrilled with how the table turned out! I really love the subtle geometric pattern on the tiles. What do you think? Aren’t the tiles amazing?