can you turn a table into a coffee table

How to Turn an Old Table into a Coffee Table

Are you looking to give your living room a unique, customized touch? Then turn an old table into a rustic-looking coffee table. Adding a unique, upcycled feel, you can make such a table with just a few materials and a bit of patience.

What You’ll Need

  • Old Table
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint or Stain
  • Polyurethane Sealant

Getting Started

The first step is to prepare and clean up the table you plan to use. Start by removing any hardware and give it a light sanding, wiping away any dust and debris. This will remove the old finish and any residue.

Painting or Staining

Once sanding is finished, you can begin painting or staining. Your choice of color and finish will depend on what look you are going for and how you plan to style it with other furniture. Brand new paint or stain can also give it a new life.

Top Coat or Sealant

No matter what you choose, there are a few finishing touches that can help the table look better. You may want to consider applying a polyurethane sealant or a top coat of clear acrylic to protect it.

A Fun & Easy DIY Project

That’s it! Now you just have to wait for it to dry and you’ll have a lovely coffee table that is truly one of a kind. A great DIY project to start in the weekend and be proud of your own creation. So don’t hesitate, go out and turn that old table into a coffee table today!

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