Sunday, October 27, 2013

Two-Toned Coffee Table Tutorial

A few months ago, the hubby and I stumbled across this wooden country chic/farmhouse style coffee table at our local Habitat for the Humanity ReStore! I knew it would be perfect for our den because we have a farmhouse meets beach cottage thing going on in there. And it was exactly the style that I had in mind, and cost us somewhere around $50! Score! So here's a quick look at the before and after!

And of course...more afters!

And here's HOW I achieved this look...

 I covered the top of the table with paper to protect it from the paint.

 I then removed the drawers from the table, and set them aside. I also removed the knobs too! I didn't want to paint them because I thought the wood knobs would look fabulous on the aqua drawer fronts.

 I then wiped down the drawer fronts and the table with a liquid sander/deglosser.

Once that dried, I lightly sanded the table and drawers with a fine grit sand paper (around 120 to 220).

 After lightly sanding, I wiped off all dust with a damp cloth and let the surface dry...
 I then moved on to the prime time lol! I primed the surface with Killz Spray paint primer (two coats).
Once the 2nd coat of primer was dry...I lightly sanded the table and drawers again, and then wiped off the dust with wet rag.

 Once everything was all dry...I moved on to painting! I used two layers of Krylon's  Blue Ocean Breeze in a gloss finish. I lightly sanded with a fine grit sand paper (around 120 to 220) and removed dust from everything before applying the 2nd coat of paint.

 I then distressed the edges and etc. by gently sanding with a 60 grit piece of sandpaper.

 I then wiped off all of the dust, and began the glazing process.  For my mixture I used Behr Premium Plus Style Faux Glaze from Home Depot. It is translucent, so you have to add the paint of your choice in order for the glaze to have a color.

I bought some Behr Premium Plus paint samples in flat sheen to add to my glaze. I wanted my glaze to be brown, with a touch of black, so I used Behr's Espresso Beans and added in a tiny bit of Behr's pure black paint too. I did this because I have another aqua table in the room, and it has a black glaze on it. I wanted the two tables to be able to blend. My glaze mixture ratio was about 1 part paint and 3 parts glaze.  I would advise working with small (table spoon size) portions if you aren't doing a huge project.

 After glazing the table, I let it dry and put it back together. I must say...she looks amazing!

Oh, and here's the cute little side table that I also found at the ReStore a few months ago. I painted this beauty a while ago, but did not post a tutorial. It was under $50 as well...


KH said...

I love your blog, Martina! Your den looks great!!

Simply ~L~ said...

I'm wondering what you did with the top? I'm trying to recreate this look bit got lost.

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