how to redo a glass top coffee table

How to Redo a Glass Top Coffee Table

Redoing a glass top coffee table is an easy and fun way to give your furniture a makeover. A modern glass top coffee table can be the perfect centerpiece to a room, and can really bring a new element of style and design to your home. Follow these steps to learn how to redo a glass top coffee table.

Step 1: Prep Your Table

Start by cleaning off the top of the glass with window cleaner to remove any dust, and make sure the entire surface is clean and even. Then, use sandpaper to roughen the top of the surface, to help the paint stick better.

Step 2: Paint

Once the surface is roughened, it’s time to start painting. If you’re looking for a vibrant and unique look, then apply spray paint to get an even, consistent coverage. Apply a few thin coats for best results, and then leave to dry for a few hours before applying a protective varnish.

Step 3: Add Some Decorations

Once the paint is all dry it’s time to add some decorations. Add some potpourri, shiny stones, or vintage postcards to the sides for a unique pop of color. Or, you could paint some shapes straight onto the glass, like swirls, stars, or stripes.

Step 4: Add Some Protection

To help keep your table looking its best, it’s important to add a protective coating. Apply a water-based polyurethane to seal and protect the surface, making sure to cover all sides of the glass.

There you have it! Your glass top coffee table is now ready to be the centerpiece of your home.


Redoing a glass top coffee table is a great way to makeover any room. By following these steps you can give your furniture a brand new look in no time.

Things you will Need:

  • Window Cleaner
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Paint
  • Varnish
  • Potpourri/Stones/Vintage Postcards
  • Water-based Polyurethane

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