Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Coffee table rehab...

I've been working on redoing my family room. Nothing big, just changing the color scheme and a few pieces of furniture. One important component for me was to find the perfect coffee table. I wanted a classic look (very Pottery Barnish), but not a Pottery Barnish price. It also needed to have storage, and caster wheels.(I love caster wheels) 

Low and behold while I was grocery shopping at Sam's Club I came across a table that could work.
(With a few modifications of course) This beauty had the perfect shape and size. Half of the table top lifts up like a TV tray, great for working on my laptop or eating a snack while watching TV. Underneath the table top that lifts up is storage for blankets, magazines etc. The other side of the table has a drawer for remotes and DVD's.
Best of all it was priced under $300. So I made the jump and purchased it. 

Now what I failed to mention is that the wood tone is not my favorite, and it did not have any caster wheels:( However, with my handy hubby I knew we could add the caster wheels. I found a great wheel at Lowe's that had a gold/coppery color with a black wheel.
Loved it!!! These wheels are press fit. My husband first had to drill a graduated hole in the legs of the table. Then he added a dab of glue to the hole and then hammered the wheel in place. 

As for the color of the table, I used Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint. I decided to leave the top wood and just paint the sides and legs.
Because of the awesome wood grain, the chalk paint grabbed onto some of the grain really well and not so well in other spots. This gave the table a weathered look that I'm in love with.
After everything was dry, I did a light coat of clear wax. Next the metal pulls were ok, but I wanted more of a rubbed gold look. To do this, I sprayed a white tube sox with gold spray paint and rubbed it on to the metal pulls. This kept with the weathered look, and gave the metal pulls a vintage look.
The paint and caster wheels changed this from an average coffee table to a coffee table that is special and unique. I love it!!! Here's some more pictures.
Stay tuned next week for pics of my family room redo.

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