Upcycled Coffee Table

Upcycled coffee table

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.

Upcycled coffee table

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.

Upcycled coffee table

Upcycled coffee table

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.Upcycled coffee table

 

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!

Upcycled coffee table

Upcycled coffee table

Upcycled coffee table

Linking up at The Pin Junkie, Best of the Weekend, That DIY Party, The DIYers.

14 Comments

  1. August 9, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    Nicely done…what a great up-cycle and find! I am searching for some use furniture right now and I just haven’t found the right piece! So jealous of you right now!
    -katie@mydiyhabits

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 10, 2013 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Katie. It can be hard to find the right piece, but the search is half the fun!

  2. August 14, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    What an awesome transformation! I love the color, it looks so bright and fun 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Enjoy a wonderful week and please join us next Friday.

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 15, 2013 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks for hosting Lisa – glad you like the table!

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 25, 2013 / 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much for the nomination – and I’m glad you like the revamp!

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 26, 2013 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks Kayla! I’m going to add my link now, thanks for the invite.

  3. August 28, 2013 / 2:54 am

    What an awesome transformation – I am in LOVE with the colour you chose!

    (… I found your blog through the YHL forums and wanted to say hi!)

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 28, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Jen! It’s not a colour I’ve ever considered before but I’m loving it too now.

  4. September 30, 2013 / 3:29 am

    Don’t you love to find a piece with great bones, but just needs a new coat of paint?! Your coffee table turned out great! Thanks for linking up to our “Get Your DIY On” link up party! 🙂

    • Sammi
      Author
      September 30, 2013 / 6:44 am

      Thanks for hosting April! Glad you liked the table.

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