Stained Coffee Table & An Update!
This 3rd times the charm, stained coffee table is a favorite…but sometimes still time for a change!
Hello sweet friends!
I thought I’d revisit an old makeover that I just love! One of my favorites actually.
This coastal-style coffee table makeover…
…that was how it started.
Do you remember it?
I’m sharing it because I’ve decided to change it out for an ottoman. (scroll down to see it)
I am ready for a little change-up.
Stained Coffee Table
But first, let’s have a little refresh of this table.
I decided to remove the finish from the top and refinish it so I wouldn’t paint over those pretty inlays.
This was an old bottle of Citristrip when it actually used to work really well.
I don’t use it anymore. They changed the formula and it just does not do the job the way it used to.
(read more about my assessment of that in the post, here)
Anyway, off came that finish to reveal that gorgeous wood underneath.
I thought I wanted to stain it this color… (water-based stain)
NOPE! I quickly wiped that back off.
Then I thought I’d whitewash it…
Nope! Ha! I didn’t like that either. Off came that as well.
I let it dry overnight and decided to go with oil-based stain instead.
I used a pre-stain first, then Antique Walnut, wiping back well, then Classic Gray over that, also wiping back.
And WOW, it came out the perfect shade!
I painted the base white with a bit of distressing.
Want the full makeover details, products, etc? Hop on over to the post for more.
>>> Coastal Style Coffee Table Makeover
And this is how this beauty looks now.
I could not have been more pleased! I just love this table.
Gosh, now I feel like I don’t want to change it or let it go!! lol
I may have to store it while I play around with this new piece for a while.
Here is the new piece we’ll be using in here for the time being.
It opens up and can be used for storage, which is nice.
You can find it here.
It is supposed to be here next Thursday. I’ll be sure to share it when it comes in! Keep an eye out over on Instagram too.
In other news, I had a special visitor today! (Weds) Christy from Confessions of a Serial DIYer!! Woohoo!
We hadn’t seen each other in over 2 years and that’s just way too long! We didn’t do a video or any thrift shopping. Just a nice visit and lunch to catch up. But I did get a cute video of her arriving at my house.
And we snapped this photo before she left.
Best buddies! And blogging friends for a long time now. We have promised to not let that much time go by again. And we’ll be doing some more things together in the future for the blogs. Stay tuned!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a safe holiday!
Which one of you had the wooden sewing box in your stash? Did I miss that make over? I have one I want to make over, but I’m waiting to see yours.
Love seeing your projects.
Oh, that was Christy! I think she just posted that one. :) xo
Good to see y’all together.
It was so good to get together! :) xo
WOW! That coffee table is so very perfecto in your living area!! I love what you created. I do have a question. How do you find all these lovely pieces to work on? We have many antiques that have been passed down through are families, but I am still looking for a chest of drawers with the wheels; it’s been two years now. The crazy thing is, is that I gave the exact one I want away 12 years ago!😲😀 I have tons of luck with baskets, crocks, wooden tool boxes etc. etc., but not the furniture😕😔😂 Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing and letting us all be part of it all. Blessings
Thrift stores! Also, Habitat ReStore too. Every once in a while, yard sales but not often at all. I think the main thing is, you have to go regularly because it’s definitely hit and miss! I am lucky that I live in an area with lots of thrift stores, so lots of opportunities. It has definitely gotten harder to find good pieces though! :)
Aww I should have shared our photo too! It was SO good to squeeze you and catch up!! You already know how much I adore this table!! I’ll seriously buy it when you’re done with it if you’re letting it go!! Mwah! Mwah! XOXO
Yes, it so was! :) Haha…yes I do, I think I am going to keep it in storage until I make sure I love the new thing (and don’t want to put it back in here haha) You never know with me! ;) xo
Beautiful! I am glad you made the right choice. You saved the tables uniqueness!
Thank you, Rose! :)
Lovely! Like the stain wood with painted base!
Thank you, Joanie! :) xo
Wow you both look fantastic! And the table too!
Aw thanks, Celia! xo
I just love you two gals!! Glad you were able to have a nice visit!!! Keep all these beautiful makeovers coming!!
Aw, thanks, Janet! We were so happy to see each other! Gotta make it happen more often. :) xo
Lovely table, great job! What fun to visit with good friends.
Yes!! Thank you, Imelda! xo
Thank you, Joyce! xoxo