I’m in the middle of giving our sports room a much needed makeover. One of the first items I tackled was an old brown coffee table my brother gave a few years ago when he moved to Charleston. He didn’t need it in his new home, so of course when he asked if I wanted it, I said yes. Who turns down a free coffee table? It’s been sitting in the sports room along with some other pieces waiting for me to take the time to do the room makeover.
The piece is very sturdy and I like the lines it has. I didn’t like the dark brown though. I’ve painted the room using the same Behr Cosmic Quest Paint that I used for my home office/craft room. We’ll be using white book cases in the room along with some other pieces that will be getting makeovers soon.
I was lazy and didn’t take the table into the garage for painting. Using plastic sheets and cardboard pieces beneath the legs worked well so I was able to use the space on the upstairs landing for painting it.
One coat of Behr Ultra Pure White Premium Plus paint covered it well.
I wanted to give the table more interest and I spent some time deciding on how to do that. Finally, I decided on painting the outer trim and the drawer using Behr Cosmic Quest paint.
I think the gray accents will look great in the sports room. Right now, it’s being stashed in the office until I have the sports room ready.
I waited a day after I painted it to add Minwax Polycrylic Protective finish to it. I usually use the spray form of this, but since I was painting indoors, I used the liquid form with a synthetic bristle brush for application. It goes on easily and dries quickly.
I’m looking forward to giving a makeover to a tv cabinet next. This room makeover is time consuming, but it’s going to be worth it once it’s all done and we can enjoy the space.
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Simple Coffee Table Makeover
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