As part of our living room redesign and my sudden desire to add colour to our home I’ve recently been scouring eBay looking for a new coffee table. Our old coffee table was dark wood and I wanted to replace it with something that had a bit more impact. Luckily, eBay came through, and today I’m sharing our newly upcycled coffee table tutorial.
There were a couple of gorgeous tables that passed me by, mainly down to my desire to keep costs down if possible. Eventually I found a table I really liked the style of that wasn’t too far from home. As you can see the colour wasn’t great, but I love a good furniture redo and didn’t feel it couldn’t be fixed with a coat of paint and some new knobs.
We decided to go with a bold colour for the repaint and brought a standard 1 coat emulsion tin of Dulux Teal Tension (don’t you love the name). I was a little concerned about painting wood with standard paint but so far it’s holding up well.
1. We began by sanding the top of the table as there were a few little nicks in it and we wanted this to be as smooth as possible.
2. Then the painting started! We tipped the table upside down to cover the hard to reach bits before tipping it back in situ (this was Simon’s favourite phrase when he was painting) to paint the spindles, inside of the shelves and the top before leaving it to dry overnight.
3. The next morning when the paint was dry I replaced the wooden handles with some left over from the kitchen refit we did in our old house.
The cost of the table and paint came in at around £30. It’s so much bigger than our old one, with plenty of space for storage (aka hiding stuff). Here it is pride of place in our living room!