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Do you love colors but you don’t know how to combine them for a good furniture makeover project? Stripes may be the answer. Stripes can add a pop of color and make shine even the more basic piece of furniture.

Now on to the DIY Striped Coffee Table. This is another project realized by my friend Christelle. She found this basic coffee table on a local Ads classified website. Unfortunately she forgot to take a proper before picture. She only remember to take a picture after she sanded down the table top.

Coffee Table Before Makeover

The coffee table must have been used as a child desk. The top was full of scratches and covered with pen marks. However the coffee table was made of solid pine wood and the structure was in very good condition. In a nutshell, it was the perfect candidate for a makeover.

Supplies for the Striped Coffee Table Makeover

Prep Work

Christelle first cleaned the coffee table with a degreaser. She then sanded the entire piece making sure to remove all stains and scratches from the table top.

After Sanding Table Top

Paint process

First, Christelle applied a primer paint on the table legs. As for the table top, she decided to go for a whitewash effect. If you want to see another whitewashed coffee table, make sure to check this Coffee Table Makeover: Whitewashed & Distressed.

Coffee table after applying 1st coat of paint & whitewashed top

Christelle then painted four stripes on the table top with four different colors: smoky grey, anise green, turquoise blue and pink. To paint regular stripes, she simply used painters tape. Be careful when you remove the painters tape as it may damage your first coat of paint. Pull the tape just after painting the stripes.

Last step, she applied one coat of matte poly to the table. 

Here is the final result! This cute coffee table is ready for a new life.

Coffee Table After Makeover

Happy Makeover!

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