Coffee table makeover with a stained top and painted legs
This is a very special piece to me. I have set up a Facebook account and this will be my first makeover I post.
Ok how to achieve this look. Simple. Sand her right down. The table top needs to be free of any stain and varnish for the next choice of stain. I chose a ‘Dark Teal’. If you dont plan on changing the existing stain then there is no need to sand the top at all. I wanted a dark stain to match the light legs.
After sanding the legs, I like to use sugar soap to remove all dust. Paint one coat waterbourne primer undercoat. I love waterbourne paints. Especially when it comes to clean your brushs and trays. Washs right off.
Leave for at least two hours for the paint to penetrate.
Apply your first coat of the paint of your choice. I am going with wheatfield white. As directed by my favorite customer. After two hours apply the final coat.
You could leave it as is or make up a stain of half coffee brown paint and half water. Apply lightly using a sponge and remove excess as you go along. Paying attention to any details or cracks where dirt would naturally settle.
Leave over night or wait until paint is dry and apply your varnish. Varnish is best applied during the day when the temperature is constant…
Yayyyy and your down. A beautiful coffee table.