The coffee table revamp is done! Well, sort of. It needs some more poly but I couldn't wait to share it with you. I adore how it looks now! I feel like I have a brand new table. For just the cost of paint & poly!
The new beauty sunning herself in the Spring sunshine!
Here's a recap of the transformation.
This table has nice details but I never appreciated them with the original finish. I just thought of it as a temporary hand me down solution.
First I gave the table a light sanding and a coat of gray spray primer.
Looking better already!
After the primer was applied I noticed some cracks and dings in the wood.
So I filled those in with wood putty and sanded it down.
Next I did two coats of satin black. The trouble started when I got to the polyurethane step. I had some spray poly that I wanted to use but it gave the table a speckled finish (possible operator error - I don't have a lot of spray paint skills). Uh, not the smooth look I was going for. So back to the hardware store for me. I now have a can of Minwax poly I'm going to brush on. Hopefully that will keep the finish in tact when my kids start beating on the table! We get the "natural" antiqued effect around here.
Here's one more gorgeous after shot. I'll share more afters when I get the table back in the living room.
Thanks for visiting!