How to Update a Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Are you looking to give your brass and glass coffee table a much-needed face lift? Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your project.
Step 1: Clean the Table
Before you begin any of the creative steps to update your table, you will need to give the table a good clean. Start by removing all the dirt and dust that has accumulated on the brass and glass surfaces, using a cloth and a mild cleaner.
Step 2: Paint the Brass
When the table is clean and dry, you can start to give the brass portions a fresh new look. Begin by sanding the brass with a 240-grit sandpaper and then use a wire brush to give it a slight texture. Once this is done, you can apply a primer and then several light layers of spray paint.
Step 3: Restyle Tops and Legs
For the tabletops and legs of your furniture, you can repaint and/or restyle them to give the table a unique, new look. You can:
- Paint the tops with a water-based paint or varnish
- Glue decals or papers onto the table surfaces to give it a unique look
- Apply wallpaper or upholstery fabric to the table tops
- Attach decorative wooden or plastic elements to the table legs
Step 4: Add Finishing Touches
Once you have finished the basic steps of restyling and repainting your brass and glass coffee table, you can add some finishing touches to give it a personalized look. These can include:
- Jazz up the table with bright and bold accessories, such as small plants, vases, candles, and ceramic objects
- Top the table with a runner and scatter some retro-style cushions around
- Hang a pair of decorative brass wall lampshades above the table
- Choose artful centrepieces like terrariums and candles to add a unique touch to your coffee table
You can use these tips to give your brass and glass coffee table a stylish new look. With a little creativity and some simple tools, you can transform your table into a gorgeous and unique centrepiece for your living room.