I purchased this coffee table 8 years ago for $20 on Facebook Marketplace and in those 3 years it has had 3 different looks. I have loved each one during those times but most of all I am reusing a piece of furniture I love, just changing the look for where I am at in my decor journey at that time.
Here is what it looked like when I purchased it. It was fine, But damaged and didn’t love the green.
I painted it using Valspar’s Chalk paint in Woolen Stockings and white I had on hand for the bottom. I liked it but as it sat there for a couple days I decided it needed something.
I remembered a stencil that I had purchased years ago and never used. I grabbed the stencil and supplies and started to paint.
I really like how it turned out. The stencil gave it a little something but not over the top.
The coffee table stayed like that for about 4 years. But when I was painting this cabinet in my dining room, on a whim decided to paint just the top of the coffee table again with the same paint. The color is Deep Space by Benjamin Moore.
It stayed like that for 3.5 years until it was time for this current makeover!
It was a spur of the moment projects, one morning I just decided to sand off the paint and bring it back to the wood.
Sanding took a little while but it was worth it. I then stained it using Dark Walnut but it came out a little too orange for me.
So I created a hazy, driftwood effect by using a mixture of water and white paint. I usually start with 1:4 ratio of paint to water and more paint if I want.
Doing this I brush the mixture on and immediately wipe off with a dry cloth.
I am loving this look right now and it fits right in with my decor at this time. But when it doesn’t anymore, it’s makeover time!