Furniture projects have been a little light since my hubby left for his deployment. It’s just not as easy to lug furniture around with only one pair of hands. It feels so good to be working on a few big pieces recently. Not just because it’s freeing up space in my already packed garage but I just love transforming furniture pieces….watching them go from broken, shabby, or outdated to beautiful and new. This Drop Leaf Farmhouse Coffee Table is not an exception.
Yesterday I shared this very shabby coffee table in my latest Thrifty Thursday post. It was a complete wreck. The top of it was rough and spotty to say the least. However, I snagged it at a great price.
The first thing this table needed was a good sanding. A really good sanding. The bottom and legs of the table were in ok shape, but the top needed a lot of work. Luckily it’s just a large flat surface which makes sanding easier, oh and my handy power sander.
I decided that I wanted the table to have a farmhouse feel to it, so I painted the bottom half and stained the top.
Once the top had been completely sanded down it was time to stain it. I used Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut. Because the wood was so weathered and rough there are slight variations in the new stain. It goes perfectly with the farmhouse look. I topped the new stain job with some wipe on poly.
I painted the bottom part of the table with some good ole DIY Chalk Paint. In white of course. I gave all the edges a bit of sanding to show the wood underneath. I used some Minwax Finishing Paste as a protective coat.
Who knew that this little shabby table could turn out so lovely? I absolutely adore how this little Drop Leaf Farmhouse Coffee Table turned out.
I love how the sides can be put down for everyday use but extended when more surface space is needed!
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