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Black & Tan Distressed Coffee Table

Black & Tan Distressed Coffee Table

Every now and then there comes a furniture makeover that I fall in love with. The kind that you think back to and wish “I should’ve taken more photos” or “I should’ve kept this one” or “I should’ve documented more of the makeover itself” This is one of them. This distressed coffee table makeover is not a new makeover, but an old one that I never wrote about. But looking back, I always wished I had.

Before – Unfinished Solid Wood Coffee Table

Like many pieces I acquire, it was boring, orange- ish in color and had dated hardware. That was about to change. coffee-table, wood coffee table, staten island, painted furniture, new york

The coffee table is solid wood and has great details if you can see behind its dated appearance. I grabbed my electric sander and sanded the top down to bare wood to reveal a gorgeous wood grain underneath. The rest of the coffee table was thoroughly prepped. This is my process for How to Prep Painted Furniture.bare-wood, sanded table top. painted furniture, new york, coffee table

Distressed Coffee Table Makeover

When it comes to painted furniture I am personally a huge fan of the paint and stain combo. The top of this table was given a new rich chocolatey stain to bring out that gorgeous grain. While the rest of the piece was painted in distressed black, another personal favorite! stain-and-paint, chalk paint, graphite, pure home paint, black distressed, distressed coffee table

The original dated hardware pulls were replaced with new bail pulls which complement the drawer beautifully. bail-pulls, antique english, hardware, distressed black, coffee table

The entire coffee table was distressed and sealed for protection.

The Result – Black & Tan Distressed Coffee Table

The result is a classic and timeless finish that always gets me. Sometimes I wish I could paint everything like this, but I can’t, so I reminisce on the old ones that I love and feel grateful for the photos that I did take at the time. distressed-coffee-table, black chalkpaint, wood grain, new york, painted furniture, coffee tablestain-top, black and tan, paint and stain, painted coffee table, distressedblack-distressed-coffee-table, chalk paint derby, pure home paintdistressed-coffee-table-legs, painted furniture, new york, shabby chic, staten island,

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You can get this look with Derby (black paint) and Chestnut (stain).  If you like this finish then you will love and need to check out these makeovers as well:

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