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Farmhouse Style - Coffee Table Makeover

living room with dark and wooden tones coffee table and blue foggy medallion rug

I have a love-hate relationship with coffee tables, many times I see them as useless pieces of furniture that we parked there in the middle of a room. Other times, I see them as the central piece that brings cohesiveness to the entire room. Hmm, I wonder what your point of view on this subject is.

Anyways, I'm so used to having a coffee table in the middle of my living and family room that now I can't leave that center spot all alone. Nope. I need a coffee table.

I was there, in the middle of my living room renovation, contemplating that coffee table that the room has sported for the past seven years.


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I ordered this, the Distressed Foggy Medallion Rug, and that shrunk my budget. I love the rug, but nah, that coffee table wasn't cutting it.

I was thinking of transforming that table, but the tapered legs and those metal rods on the sides were too much.

golden and white coffee table on blue foggy medallion rug

I went all around the house looking for something else I could transform and found a lucky break in the basement. The play-table that my kids used when they were little was there waiting for a makeover. Its straight lines were perfect for my now more simplistic decor.

wooden coffee table being revamped

Out of 2x2's and using pocket holes, a frame was put together to add it to the base of the table.

One simple screw in each corner was enough to keep both pieces together.

ryobi drill and clamps for coffee table top

I didn't like the top the table sported, I made my own tabletop out of wood that one of my neighbors gave me a couple of weeks ago.
Don't you love when your neighbors think you can put any piece of wood to good use! ;)

All the boards were also attached with the pocket hole mechanism.

diy coffee table makeover

living room makeover

The final steps were sanding everything smooth, painting the base with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Graphite, and applying tung oil to the top.

Blue area rug foggy medallion

I love its modern-rustic look. And hey, it pays to shop your own home!
from blah to my!

I'm so glad I didn't get rid of that little table!

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  1. Cristina you never cease to amaze! So clever with the remaking of that table into something perfect for your space.

  2. What a creative upcycle! So smart to repurpose the base and I love the design on the top with the thinner boards giving it a little extra detail!

  3. Cristian you are awesome. I love the transformation on the new coffee table.

  4. You never know what you'll find to upcycle until the moment hits as it did for you. Great work on the simple and fine-crafted coffee table!

  5. You are just amazing! Another beautiful piece!

  6. Another perfect makeover. And congrats on the invite to do the HD Style Challenge. You will rock it! Looking forward to seeing your patio. Susie from The Chelsea Project

  7. Way to go! There's no problem you can not solve.

  8. It's adorable. Great job. I can't wait to see how the back yard and patio turn out.

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