Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Farmhouse Style Coffee Table Makeover {Before and After}

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Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Last year, my mother-in-law bought a beautiful house right by a lake. Throughout the past year, I've been helping her with some ideas on how to make it feel a little more like a "lake house" and slowing have been implementing those ideas :) We put up some board and batten, added a new rug and few different accessories. The next thing on the list was resurrecting her coffee table. Most of the furniture in her house is really dark, and so we'll be working on painting and changing things out one by one. This coffee table was the first up! Here's the before:
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 It's actually a really decent, well built coffee table and I knew it could look amazing in here with just a little paint :)
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 So, here's how I did it. First off was to sand it a little bit, to rough it up so it would take the paint better.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Next was painting it. We used a semi-gloss white mixed with primer.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Once the paint was dried. I added 1x6 boards to the top of the table, making it the same width and length as the top. I lucked out and somehow five boards equaled the exact width of the table :) I secured these boards on with 2" finishing nails.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Then I sanded the boards.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 I focused heavily on the edges and corners to give it a really smooth look.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Next was applying the stain. I used Classic Grey from Minwax. This color turned out amazing with just one coat!
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain

Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 I waited a day for the stain to set and then added some poly. We ended up using 3 coats for maximum durability :)
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 The last step was distressing it a bit. I love how the black showed through just a bit.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Here's what the corners looked like once all done...and the color of course. After a few days, the grey ended up looking a little more brown. I think if we had added an extra coat, it would have stayed a little more grey.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain

Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 For the drawers, I was contemplating changing out the knobs, but once we put them back on they looked amazing!
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 We even distressed the legs a little bit. I wasn't sure about it at first, but it works!
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 I love how it brightened up this space so much. Now if we can get rid of those navy couches! haha. I told her, she needs to work with them, not around them. Don't decorate as if they weren't there, use the colors from them in your decor. Either way, she's getting new couches soon :)
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 Here's the top view of the coffee table display and a good idea of the stain color.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain
 This rug was a Target find, it's the Maples Fretworks rug.
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one!
 Now let's look at these amazing windows that look over the lake! I think we are going to try to add some board and batten in the dining room too. We'll see :)
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one!
 Here's another before of the table:
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one!
 And after:
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one!
 Can't wait to show you more of what's in store for her house! We have planked walls, square board and batten and a ton more things to do!
Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one!

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful update! And, I understand about the couches but they look just fine the way they are set up with everything else! It's a gorgeous room.

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  2. Alicia, I love the makeover for the coffee table. Did you elect to board over the top because it was easier than stripping it? Love the white against the woodgrain.
    Whaaat? You aren't going to paint the couches? :)))))
    ~ Christina in Fl

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  3. I love the coffee table with the wood top and I know your mother-in-law appreciates your help. I think the picture above the fireplace could use a frame and be hung a little bit lower..... Just saying.

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  4. The couches, being navy, look very nautical, so I don't think there is a big rush to buy a beige sectional :) The table looks amazing! All the stuff you do is so clean and pretty!

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  5. This little cute coffee table is looking so adorable. It is looking totally different and new in fresh white paint. Fabulous work done! It is cpmletely complementing couches and living space.

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  6. I certainly wouldn't get rid of the navy couches, unless they're in bad shape, which by the photos they don't appear to be. She has a lakeside side and what's more nautical than navy color :-) If they're in good condition, why replace? They give the very light room (which I do love) a few places to have some grounding for the eye. The table redo looks fabulous.

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  7. Love your coffee table makeover, why replace the navy sofa they add a good depth to your room. I noticed your picture above the fireplace needs to be lower, or maybe place a couple bigger objects under the picture. Your living room looks gorgeous, cozy.

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