Navy Blue Coffee Table Makeover (with brown glaze)
This navy blue coffee table was old and tired, with a little paint and stain it has a brand new lease on life!
Remember the table I mentioned last week that I didn’t get done in time? Well, I finished it and am sharing it today. Yippee!
When you work with oil-based poly, things just take a little longer.
This table is part of my latest haul…
I’ve already marked 3 off of this haul. I’m moving right along!
I have actually almost finished everything except for the table and chairs. That is the one I am the most excited about and can’t wait to get started on it.
I’ll be sharing everything over the next week or two. Stay tuned over on Instagram as I’m sure I’ll be sharing the table and chairs as I’m working on it…and I hope to work on it this week.
Navy Blue Coffee Table Makeover (with brown glaze)
You see this style of furniture a lot at the thrift stores. It’s beautiful and classic but not something that a lot of people want these days.
And hating to cover all of that wood up I chose to only cover part of it.
But I had some work to do.
I sanded the top until I got down to the natural wood. How beautiful is that?
Really pretty when it’s dry.
But just to show how much color is in this wood naturally, here it is wet with water…(as it’s drying from the water)
But I do have a fresh clean surface to begin anew.
Once it was dry I applied a coat of walnut stain. (linked above)
Then I painted the base with that gorgeous Coastal Blue color.
I applied 2 coats of paint.
For the top edge, I used an angled paintbrush. (also linked above) I just love these little brushes. They are super easy to handle and control, perfect for doing a straight edge like this.
Once the paint was dry, I lightly sanded to smooth it and reveal some of the wood underneath.
Then I applied the brown glaze. I simply used a rag and wiped it on and then wiped back over it removing most of the glaze.
You can see above how the glaze changed the color of the paint. It gave it a deep, rich look. However, the paint is lighter looking because I had sanded it and would also get darker with wax or poly.
This picture shows more of what I mean.
I love how rich it made the paint look.
**Now, I applied it over chalk paint that is porous and unsealed so the glaze really grabbed and that was the look I was going for. If I wanted to only have the glaze gather in creases or crevices for that type of look, I would’ve given my paint a coat of poly beforehand. Once dry, I would then go over with the glaze, wiping away and leaving only in certain areas. (the glaze will wipe away from a poly’d surface much better than from an unsealed surface)
Once I was done with that, I used another rag and applied the gel topcoat on the top stained area. You wipe it on and wipe off the excess. I did two coats.
It leaves such a nice finish. Not shiny or thick which is what I love about it. It’s the same finish I used on my coastal coffee table that usually sits in this spot.
I think it still looks very elegant but with a new lease on life.
You can find our rug, here.
Fairly simple makeover. The sanding took the longest but it most often does.
So worth it because now it is refreshed and ready to be reloved.
PIN it to save it!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover. I’ll be back on Thursday to share what I did with the baskets from the haul!
If you missed any of the thrifty haul #3 makeovers, you can see them all here:
- Bleached Wood Desk Makeover
- Painted Ceramic Vase Makeover
- Navy Blue Coffee Table Makeover(you are here!)
- Thrifted Basket Makeover Ideas
- Etched Glass Whitewashed Box
- Oak Table & Chairs
I’ll be sharing this next time, stay tuned…
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
That is just beautiful. You are so talented!
Aw, thanks so much, Mandy! xoxo
This is gorgeous…I’m going to suggest this color scheme to my daughter who is planning to update her dining room table. It would look terrific, I think!
Thank you, Cheryl! Oh yes, this would be just beautiful on a dining room table! xo
Such a nice look. Pretty color.
Thank you, Cheryl :) xo
Wow, Nancy, this is such an amazing makeover!! I am amazed at how classic the table looks. The glaze over the blue is such an inspired effect. :) You gave this table a new lease on life. Beautiful!!
Thanks, Christina! I am really loving how that glaze changed up the blue too! Such a fun effect. :) xoxo
Great update for worn, neglected table. I’ve noticed you seem to be using navy more often. This is a warm, cozy look.
Thank you, Jerri. Yes, I have been. I am really loving it! xo
Beautiful!! I love it!
Thank you, Dianne! xoxo
That’s a gorgeous finish, Nancy. 😍
Thank you so much, Larissa! xo
I just hopped on the Navy wave 🌊 and love it. I got to tell ya I never thought about the chalk paint soaking up the stain and the poly not soaking it up. Good to know! Beautiful table makeover! Stay safe!😷
Oh yippee, Cecilia! I am really loving Navy lately. And oh yes, that is a good one to know. Poly first to wipe most away, poly last if you want this effect! You stay safe too!! xoxo
Nice change to the table! Certainly makes the table a little more interesting! Great job!
Thank you, Vicki! :) xo
Beautiful piece! As you used a poly before using the brown glaze, can this glaze be used over a latex paint? Thanks!
Thank you, Joan! No, I actually used it afterward. I wanted the glaze to “soak in” and change the color up a bit so didn’t poly it first. And yes, you sure can use this over latex paint too (it won’t “soak in” with latex like it does with chalk style paint…on most finishes anyway). :) xo
Thank you so much. I am redoing a dry sink and wanted the deeper finish so will give the glaze a try.
You are very welcome! :)
Such a beautiful table now with a classic shape! Love the navy wave that you are riding! Inspiration for me!
Thank you! I really loved the shape of it. :) And yes, Navy has been so much fun…I’m looking forward to getting my bedroom wall finished soon. So glad it has been inspiring for you! xo
I’m really loving the stain and paint combinations ! Best of both worlds.
The blue and glaze created a gorgeous color.
Beautiful work !!
Thanks for sharing. ;)
Oh, I so agree p! Love the two together. And thank you so much! xo
Good save!!! You sure do find a lot of coffee tables!!! This table came out looking so much richer-looking!!! Good Job!!!!
Thanks, Addie! Haha, I really do!!! I’m not sure how they just seem to jump out at me. ;) xo
What a winner! I have a Frenchie coffee table similar. Will try applying your lessons.
Thank you!! Oh yes, do!! :) xo
I love it, of course! You do such great work!
Aw, thanks so very much, Rose! :) xo
Just Beautiful Nancy! You are so inspiring & talented! I have a cabinet which now I know what colors I want! I hope it turns out just like your coffee table! Thank you always for such great ideas & step by steps that are very easy to follow especially when I’m new at this.
Thank you so much, Linda!! I really appreciate that and am so happy that you are feeling inspired by the things I share. :) And yippee to that!! This is a great color combo, I think you will love it! xoxo
Beautiful classic color to update this classic table! Great job!
Thank you, Susan!! I am really loving navy these days! :) xo
A wonderful makeover! You gave this worn, outdated table a classic and classy look.
Thank you, Christie! :)
The whole room looks fantastic! I love the blue also. Such talent!
Thank you so much, Karen! :) xoxo