Coffee Table Redo

October 11, 2011

My first real project that had a couple steps involved in the process!! Back a couple weeks ago, we had found that perfect bathroom piece at an auction, well I also got this coffee table. Which was advertised as being “in good condition”. Well, we all have different opinions, but this was not good by any means in my book. There were chunks out of the sides of it. I couldn’t just paint it.
So, I used car bondo to fill in those missing chunks. That stuff was an experience to use. LOL. Good thing my hubby knew how to use it and helped me out.
Then, I had to sand the whole thing down, I used a 100 grit paper.
After that I had to wash all the dust of and let it dry.

This is the before picture.

After that, I used a spray paint. I think it was a Rustoleum Satin black. And, painting on a windy day, not the best idea. I actually didn’t get it on the house or car but it was very streaky on the coffee table.

Finally, after 4 coats and moving into the garage to paint, I was happy with the results.

It was a quick drying spray paint, so it only took about 30 minutes. Then, I just roughed up the edges to make it look distressed.
Here is the after picture!! I really love it!!

I am already looking for that next project to paint!!
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  • Terra

    I have a very scratched and dented brown coffee table. It really isn't even that old, but my kids have put some serious mileage on it (literally, that like to drive their matchbox cars on the table when momma's not home – the best part is, they are both girls). As I was dusting it today I was thinking to myself, how am I ever going to be able to sand this with the grooves in it? Do I even have to sand it down? Who knows. I'll give it a try now that I've seen someone else who's done it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Claire

    Love what you did with the table! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

  • Courtney McAulay

    I featured this post today at the Crazy Cute Link Party! 😀


    Great job! I love people's definition of “good condition”. BUT, it now looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark and I hope to see you again!

  • Christina

    I love this coffee table! It turned out beautifully!

    I featured this on my blog today:

    I'm also pinning it on my Pinterest board:

  • Coley

    wow, your table turned out wonderful! What an awesome transformation!

  • the cape on the corner

    looks great! you'd never know what condition it was in before.

  • Live Better For Less

    The pinks, grays, and charcoal are beautiful together! Great job on the table redo. It fits in perfect with your decor!

  • Kelley

    (found ya on a link party)
    This turned out great! I love redos.

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