How to Upcycle a Coffee Table
Choose Your Table
Choose a coffee table to upcycle, such as a vintage piece or one that has seen better days.
Gather Your Supplies
You will need the following supplies for your upcycling project:
- Paint or stain
- Paint brush or roller
- Fabric scissors
- Staple gun and staples
Prepare the Table
Prepare the table for painting or staining by sanding roughened areas, removing old finish, and cleaning it thoroughly. Once the cleaning is complete, apply the primer and let it dry.
Paint or Stain the Table
Choose a paint or stain color and apply the paint or stain with the paintbrush or roller. You may need to apply multiple coats depending on the intensity of the color you choose. Let the paint or stain dry completely.
Upholster the Table
Measure the top of the coffee table and cut the fabric to size, allowing for a few extra inches to wrap the fabric around and staple it to the underside of the table. Center the fabric and begin stapling one side at a time, stretching the fabric taut and avoiding wrinkles. Once all four sides have been stapled, trim the excess fabric away.
To finish the table, you can add casters to the bottom, attach a new decorative knob to the drawer if it has one, or use decoupage to add a pattern or design to the top of the table.
Enjoy Your Upcycled Coffee Table!
Your upcycled coffee table is now ready to enjoy. With the right supplies and a little bit of elbow grease, you are now the proud owner of a stylish and unique piece of furniture.