How to Refurbish Your Coffee Table
Coffee tables are a staple of living rooms and provide a perfect balance between functionality and style. Over time, however, coffee tables can become worn and outdated. Refurbishing your coffee table is a great way to spruce up a room without breaking the bank. With a few supplies and easy steps, it’s possible to completely transform your coffee table.
Assessing the Table
Before starting a refurbishing project, it’s important to assess the table. Look it over and decide how much of it you’re able to save, as this can save you money and effort later on. This means looking at the structure of the table, the legs, and the materials used. Note what parts need to be replaced.
Collect the Supplies
Once the assessment of the table is complete, it’s time to gather the supplies. Here is a basic list of items you’ll need:
- Paint Brush
- Hammer/Nails/Screws/Glue (depending on the structure of the table)
- Paint/Stain/Varnish (colored paint or stain to give the table a new look)
- New Finishes (like wallpaper, fabric, etc.)
Sand and Stain
Begin by removing any old finishes on your table. Go over it with sandpaper until you have a bare surface. After sanding, test the color of the wood. If you like the color, you can simply give the table a few coats of protective varnish. Otherwise, you can stain the wood a color of your choice.
Paint and Resurface
Once you’ve stained the wood, you can now paint it and add new surfaces. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, try painting the table a bright color. For a simpler look, you can use wallpaper or fabric to cover the tabletop. And if you’re feeling confident, you can even try replacing the legs with a different style.
The last step is to finish the table. Give it a few coats of varnish to protect it from scratching, sun damage, and everyday wear and tear. And add seasonal items like books, fresh flowers, or candles to give your coffee table personality.
Refurbishing a coffee table can be a fun and rewarding project. By following the steps above, you can easily give your table a much-needed transformation without spending too much money.