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Coffee Table Makeover

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It’s Friday! And because it’s my favourite day, discount viagra discount I thought I would share one of my favourite projects to date. The geometric coffee table makeover! My sister recently purchased a new couch, tadalafil and since the couch is a lot bigger than her previous one, she needed to change her coffee table and make it smaller. So my mom’s boyfriend took it, cut it and put it back together, and he did an amazing job! But then it needed to be re-painted. My sister and I had the idea to add a bit of pizazz to the table vs. re-painting it white. Here’s what we did.

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Here’s how the table looked before. Not bad! But there ended up being a big line in the middle where it had been taken apart and put back together, making it smaller. Stew (my mom’s boyfriend) sanded it and made it seamless so we didn’t have to do any real sanding ourselves. All we needed to do was paint it.

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Supplies needed:

Primer

Base colour – white paint

Second colour – grey paint

Third colour – yellow paint

Paint rollers, brushes, tray, stirrer, tape

Top coat

We purchased all of our materials at the local Home Depot – Β but shop around and see where you can get the best deals. We asked lots of questions and they were very helpful. They advised us to buy indoor paint, and it was suggested that you use a primer paint as well as a top coat. Especially since your coffee table will, most likely, get a lot of wear and tear!

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First thing to do is paint your base coat – we chose white. Allow it to completely dry. If your table is a bit rough – sand it gently before hand and smooth out any bumps. Make sure it is very clean before you start painting.

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Once the base colour is completely dry, start adding the design you want with the tape. To do this, draw out a few different options for the style you want on a piece of paper. Once you have an idea of how you want the geometric shapes to be, start adding your painters tape to your table. The nice thing is if your unhappy with how it looks (and you haven’t added the second and third colours yet) peel the tape off and start again – this will only work if the base colour is indeed dry.

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Grey, Yellow and white – woot!

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Once you’ve placed your first ‘layer’ of tape down – paint in between your tape. Allow it to fully dry and if need be add a second layer of paint after – we did for each colour.

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Once your second colour (grey) has been added and fully dried, peel the tape away. Then start adding your tape for your third layer of colour. We decided to do yellow stripes – one thick and one thin.

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Painting with a paint roller will create a much smoother look than using a paint brush, but if all you have is a paint brush, it will still look great. Once all of the colours/layers are fully dry – peel away your tape slowly and carefully. Once the tape is off, touch up any where that the paint may have leaked under the tape.

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We allowed the shapes on the top of the table to flow down so that the legs had some colour on them as well. It gives the table a more cohesive look than just having the top painted. Once you are happy with the way the colours look, paint on your top coat to the entire table – let it set and dry for the time suggested on the paint can and then you are done!

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I love the way this table turned out. It fits in with my sisters decor so well. We chose the colours based on the new adorable pillows she purchased and it I think it works so well!

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Bits and pieces of her home. She has a beautiful sense of style. The ballon painting on the bottom right was done by my husband while we were in China. He’s such a talent – and will be a ‘Maker of the Month’ soon!

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There you have it folks! Such an easy and effortless way to add a serious pop of colour and style to your home. I love the neautralness (that’s a word) of the grey and white and the brightness of the yellow. I want this table in my home!

Do any of you have a piece of furniture that you’ve been wanting to re-do? How about adding some paint and shapes this weekend? I hope this inspires you to makeover something in your home!

Happy Friday!

xo

Cori Anne

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8 Comments

  • Reply Maarja March 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    This table is fantastic, Cori Anne! I have an old cupboard that my grandparents left me. It is standing in their cellar because it is dark brown. I will take some photos of it, maybe you can help me find out whats the best remake plan for that cute old cupboard?!

    • Reply Cori Anne March 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Maarja! I would love to help you with that. Send them my way and we can make a plan together. Missing you here!

      • Reply Maarja March 27, 2015 at 3:38 am

        Will do! I go home to Estonia next week and will take some photos of it! I miss you too!

  • Reply Michelle March 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Unrelated to the coffee table, but I was wondering where your sisters couch is from? We’re looking for a sectional like this.

    • Reply Cori Anne March 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Hey Michelle – it’s the best hey? She got it on sale at ‘The Bay’ in Abbotsford! It came with a chaise lounge as well. Good luck on your couch hunt!

  • Reply Brooke April 8, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This is soooo cool. I love it and want to do this to mine!!! You guys rule, keep it coming :)))

  • Reply Maddy June 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    What top coat did you use for the table?

    • Reply Cori Anne June 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Maddy! I used a brand called Varathane, Diamond Wood Finish in Satin. I hope that helps!

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