Coffee Table Makeover


Hey friends!

I wanted to share with you a quick coffee table makeover that I recently completed.

I actually bought this coffee table at the Habitat ReStore last fall for $65.



It was a very solid, well made piece of furniture, and although I didn’t like the orangey color, I knew I could make it into something I loved.



When I saw all of the drawers on the sides of the table, I knew they would look great with library card pulls on the fronts.




Now, if I were a blogger extraordinaire, I would have a very detailed tutorial of this makeover.

However, I do not.  Sad smile

Sometimes life just doesn’t allow for detailed tutorials, you know what I mean?

But here is basically what I did.

1.  Sanded it with a sanding sponge.

2.  Painted it white.

3.  Sealed it with wipe-on poly.



Once I finished painting it, I added some pulls from D. Lawless Hardware.

These pulls are only  . 53 cents a piece.  You can find them HERE.   They come in different sizes and colors too.



The pulls do not come with screws, so I found the perfect size at Lowe’s.  You can see them in the picture above.  I took a picture of the package in case you need the same size.

The last step was to attach the pulls to the drawer fronts, and voila! 


I love my new coffee table!!!


It’s just my style, and it is perfect for this space.




I think I will have fun decorating my coffee table for each of the seasons.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a blessed day!!


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  1. Wow, I love what you did. My puppies recently chewed the corners on my coffee table, so I could just sand, paint and seal!! Thank you for your tips, Di@Cottage-Wishes

  2. I love the style of the table, and it looks so fresh and on-trend in the white. You didn’t mention primer. Did you use chalk paint?

  3. Love what you did with the table, Traci. I have a 40 yo coffee table in the basement. It’s solid maple with a formica top & wooden edge. I’ve kept it because of the little teeth marks made by my last two children when they were teething. I wonder how it would look with the formica top showing the darker wood underneath.

  4. oh my gosh………it looks great! What a change the paint and new drawer pulls make. Not to mention a bit of time…

    love it, love it, love it!

  5. What a find and you made it sooo much better. Love the use of the library pulls too. Cheers from Canada’s west coast. I always enjoy your blog posts and your FB page. ….barby

  6. I liked it brown, but your white version looks awesome in your living room. Wish I had space for a piece like that.

  7. AWESOME-SAUCE!!!! I want one! I have a question (I hope you don’t mind)… did you use oil-based paint? The only poly I have ever found is oil-based and then when applied to a water-based paint that is a light or white color, it turns yellow. I struggle using oil-based paint, so I always go to the water-based instead. I would love to know what you use if you don’t mind sharing. Thanks.

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