how to update a coffee table

Updating a Coffee Table

Doing a bit of DIY can help give a facelift to an old coffee table, making it look like new for relatively little money. Here’s how:

Step 1: Clean it Up

The first step should be to clean the table, using a damp cloth to ensure any dust and dirt are removed.

Step 2: Paint the Frame

In order to give the coffee table a completely new look, suggest painting the frame with a colour that coordinates with the rest of the furniture in the room. A spray-on paint may be the simplest option.

Step 3: Cover the Surface with a New Material

The surface of the coffee table can be covered with a material of choice. Popular substitutes include glass or mirrored tiles, or fabric and glue if a more traditional look is desired.

Step 4: Accessorize

To complete the look of the updated table, consider adding some accessories, such as a centrepiece, books or bowls.
One option to make the centrepiece stand out is to paint the frame in a colour that complements the accessories.

Additional Tips

  • Be sure to sand down the surface before painting or covering it.
  • To make the table easier to move around, consider adding casters to the legs.
  • For unique, custom designs, look for tiles in different shapes and sizes.

Updating a coffee table is a great way to give it a fresh new look without a large investment. With the steps and tips outlined here, it should be easy to find the perfect look for any room.

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