how to antique a coffee table

Antiquing A Coffee Table

Do you want to give an old coffee table a new look and make it look antique? In this article, we are going to show you the steps to do just that.

Things You’ll Need

  • Sandpaper or steel wool
  • Paint in a color of your choice
  • Varnish or polyurethane
  • Paintbrushes or rags for applying paint
  • Soft cloth for waxing

Step 1: Prepare Your Coffee Table

The first step is to prepare the surface of the coffee table. Use either sandpaper or steel wool to scuff up the surface and make it a little rough. Then, clean the surface of the table with a damp cloth and let it dry completely.

Step 2: Paint

Now, you can start to paint your coffee table. Use a color of your choice. Make sure to paint it with smooth strokes, using either paintbrushes or rags. Also make sure to cover the entire surface evenly. Allow the paint to dry properly.

Step 3: Finish

Once the paint is dry, finish it off with a coat of varnish or polyurethane. This will give your coffee table a glossy finish while protecting the paint. Additionally, to make it look even more antique, you can apply a coat of wax. Rub the wax with a soft cloth to give it an aged vintage look.


Now you know how to antique a coffee table. It’s a fun and easy project that can be done in a few hours. Moreover, it could be used to give a unique and charming look to any room in your house. So why not try it out?

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