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Distressed Coffee Table Makeover in Black & Tan

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Distressed Coffee Table Makeover in Black & Tan

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. 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.

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 beyond 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 is thoroughly prepped. This is my process for How to Prep Painted Furniture.bare-wood, sanded table top. painted furniture, new york, coffee table

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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 coffee table is given a new rich chocolatey stain to bring out that gorgeous grain. While the rest of the piece is 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 compliment the drawer beautifully. bail-pulls, antique english, hardware, distressed black, coffee table

The entire painted coffee table is then distressed and sealed for protection. You can find great paint options online HERE

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 black distressed paint like this classic distressed coffee table, but I can’t, so I reminisce about 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 table

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For more painted furniture before and after projects, and makeovers, make sure to check out all of my chalk paint furniture tutorials with over 90 projects here: The Ultimate Guide for Stunning Painted Furniture Ideas

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  1. Your makeover is gorgeous! Isn’t it awesome how paint can transform a dated piece of furniture? I love it! Thanks for sharing your makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. I love this! I have a very similar coffee table, that I’m not sure what to do with. This has given me some inspiration, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Did you put a protective finish on top? Your table turned out amazing!! Thanks for sharing

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