Black, Stain & Wood Grain Coffee Table

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Black, Stain & Wood Grain Coffee Table

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The funny thing about this coffee table makeover is that I decided on it’s color based on a new backdrop that I recently bought.  I’ve been dying to use it and wanted to use a paint color that would work with the backdrop.  Who does such crazy things? So I pulled this coffee table from inventory thinking that the ugly honey color would look so much better in black! coffee table, solid wood, just the woods, staten island, painted furniture

Initially I was going to paint the whole thing – a black bottom with layers of leftover paint colors from previous pieces on the top.  honey

But once I got it out of the truck I decided I would sand the top and see how it looks under that orange glow of the original honey finish.   It was a gorgeous sunny day so why not spend it outside for a bit.  I made the decision a while ago that I will no longer use the electric sander in my shop, I hate to admit that I used to but it’s just too dusty and messy.

Sanded coffee table top

For some reason I had thought that the table top was a thin veneer top, but much to my surprise it is in fact completely solid wood.  It had some serious gouges and dents in it but look at that grain! Even with the slight remnants of gouges that are now merely dings it has serious potential.

Painted Coffee Table - Black, Stain and Wood Grain / Just the Woods

I flipped her over and painted the base and legs pure black and distressed to reveal bits of the light colored wood.  Then I flipped it back over again and applied a very pretty chocolate stain.

The Result

Painted Coffee Table - Black, Stain and Wood Grain / Just the Woods

The wood grain really pops now, where before it was overlooked. Painted Coffee Table - Black, Stain and Wood Grain / Just the Woods

You can never go wrong with classic black, stain and wood grain.Painted Coffee Table - Black, Stain and Wood Grain / Just the Woods

Painted Coffee Table - Black, Stain and Wood Grain / Just the Woods

I am in love with my new backdrop too! painted coffee table, black chalk paint, graphite, wood stain, staten island

I later took a few simpler photos of the table with my rustic candlestick holders and a few boxwood greenery.  black paint, chalk paint, wood grain, coffee table, new york

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