Coffee Table Makeover

Howdy!  How are you doing?  If this is your first time here,  we are a military family that moves around often.  I enjoy sharing rental friendly decorating ideas to inspired you to have a space you love!  I am so excited to share an easy coffee table makeover with you today.  SONY DSCAfter my husband and I rescued a federal style mahogany table at Habitat for Humanity, I’ve been torn with how to refinish it.  It was in pretty rough shape with pieces of molding missing, most of the stain gone on top, and loose hardware.

It has been styled with two white lacquered trays from Pier One on top to hide all of it’s scratches and worn areas.  The trays fit beautifully and worked for awhile.SONY DSCSONY DSC

Well, the perfect opportunity for a makeover came my way.  Nancy from Poppies Repurposing Paint Powder sent me some of her product for me try. One of the perks about Poppies, is you can add it to any color of paint you love.   I picked a channel gray with a flat finish.  It went on like a dream.  No sanding or stripping stain required!    I put two coats of paint on within a hour and my coffee table was completely covered.  (It took less than a cup of paint!)  It goes on very smoothly and dries quickly.  My kind of paint!!  Can you believe the transformation?


The chalky, flat finish is perfect for this style of furniture and looks beautiful with the brass lion head pulls and feet.  It really showcases the beautiful details in this table. SONY DSC

The white trays still look gorgeous on top and now the entire space feels fresher and light.


I can’t wait to paint some more furniture and I want you to try it!

Have you done any furniture makeovers lately?


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    1. Thanks Amber!! It was so easy to do. Paint projects like that make me wonder why I don’t paint more often. It was too easy. 🙂

  1. What an interesting product! I just moved into my first apartment and I really want to make all of my thrown together thrift store furniture pieces work together, so paint is the obvious solution! This powder seems like exactly what I need, it should work on laminate right?

    1. Yes, it adheres to laminate, rock, glass, wood, metal, and clay. It’s super easy to work with. 🙂

    1. My husband spotted it outside and it looked awful. Really dirty and green corrosion allover the brass and a leaf was loose. When I spotted the lion heads, I knew I had to have it. She turned out so pretty! Good luck with your thrifty searches!

    1. Thanks Reginia! I’ve been slowly working around our “rental limitations” (including the paint color). We really love the space now!

  2. I absolutely love the color and the room is beautiful! We have a Habitat place near our home that I’d love to go check out. Great job!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet words Artney! I think the coffee table is the coolest thing we have found at Habitat. It’s a great place to look for building supplies.

    1. Thank you Lynn. Usually, I seal painted furniture with a furniture wax but bc of the chalk finish I didn’t with the coffee table. It has done beautifully.

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