Coffee Table Makeover

Tired of your old coffee table? Found your dream one but not the right color? Get ready for a stunning makeover with our painted coffee table ideas. We’ve curated a wide array of inspiration, complete with before and after pictures and clear directions. Feel confident in crafting an amazing new look! Check out the links for step-by-step directions and materials used to recreate each unique style. Here are our top 10 cool ways to paint a coffee table.

1. Paint it Black!

Looking for a modern and timeless style? Go black! It adds class and character to any coffee table. Sarah’s simple goodwill makeover is truly astonishing!
Transforming a Goodwill Coffee Table – Source:
Black color is suitable for different styles of furniture. We really like this black painted cane coffee table. Due to the water-damaged veneer and an MDF top, Amanda had no choice but to paint it. And black is the perfect color to give this piece a modern twist.
Black Coffee Table by Amanda – Source: Oak and Pine Designs on Instagram

2. Blue Painted Coffee Table with Metallic Top

Blue is not limited to beach houses. Actually, it’s the perfect color to freshen up your living room. We really loved Charlotte’s makeover. The combination of the deep blue and the metal top is JUST perfect! Charlotte explained she likes combining textures and thought a metallic topper of some sort might make the table seem a little less massive. The sheet metal topper was custom-made at a local sheet metal joint within a few minutes. Later, Charlotte painted the table legs with a shiny navy blue.
Knock Out Navy Coffee Table – Source: At Charlotte’s House

2. Two Tone Coffee Table (color and raw wood)

We adore painted furniture, but we also appreciate the natural beauty of wood. Sometimes, though, the wood finish has seen better days or the piece appears too plain. That’s when paint comes to the rescue! Two-tone is an ideal solution for reviving a dated or damaged table without hiding its stunning wooden features. It’s a magical blend of vibrant paint and raw wood that brings new life to old pieces. Take this coffee table as an example: its dark painted legs flawlessly accentuate the refinished round top, creating a captivating contrast. Check out our step by step tutorial HERE. Check out our step by step tutorial HERE. Make also sure to check out this Coastal Style Coffee Table Makeover. White paint here is the perfect complement to the warm wood table top. We are hooked!
Coastal Style Coffee Table Makeover (with stain and paint!) – Source: (step by step)
Since we’re talking about a round coffee table, you may also like this black and mahogany coffee table makeover by Hailey from Fin + Finished.
Source: Instagram – Finfinished

4. Farmhouse style coffee table

Painting your coffee table farmhouse style is easy and will never disappoint you. Check out this amazing work from Christina: Coffee Table Makeover: Whitewashed & Distressed (step by steo). You will also learn how to build a brand new top for your next table makeover!
Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover: Whitewashed & Distressed (step by step)
Another example we would like to share with you is this stunning pine coffee table makeover from Melanie:

5. Striped Coffee Table

Love modern and colorful furniture? Look no further than stripes! These vibrant lines bring a burst of color to any coffee table, even the simplest one. Plus, painting stripes is a breeze with painter’s tape. Prepare to be amazed by my friend Christelle’s incredible makeover of a dull pine wood coffee table using bold and bright hues. Transform your coffee table into a stunning masterpiece with a timeless and classical appeal. Paint it in crisp white, adorned with elegant grey-blue stripes. Discover the captivating beauty of this refreshing coffee table makeover we stumbled upon on Pinterest.
Source: Pinterest

6. Consider Painting Cane Webbing!

If you think cane webbing furniture is terribly outdated and difficult to paint, well, think again! Discover how Denise from Salvaged Inspirations transformed this old end table and you’ll never pass up a cane piece ever again.
Source: Salvaged Inspirations
If you still need convincing, take a look at this gorgeous cane white antique finish coffee table selling for $ 1,600.00.

7. Dare to paint it Red!

Red is an exciting color and one of my favorites. Painting furniture red can be intimidating, but coffee tables are the perfect canvas for this vibrant shade! Look at this classic style coffee table, completely painted in bright red, even the handles. It adds a bold and lively touch to this living room!
Source: Pinterest

8. Stenciled Top

Want to add a stunning design to your coffee table but can’t draw? No worries! Stencils are the perfect solution. They effortlessly turn boring, outdated furniture into something truly one-of-a-kind. And guess what? It’s simpler than you’d imagine! Let me show you how Christelle transformed her brown coffee table with a stencil and spray paint. Get ready for an incredible makeover: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Stylish Coffee Table with a Gold Stenciled Design.
DIY Coffee Table Makeover With Gold Stenciled Design Before and After (step by step)
And check out how this coffee table came out awesome with this vintage tile-inspired stenciled design.

9. What about a splash of gold?

For this coffee table redo, Jennifer simply painted the table feet with gold Rub ‘n Buff. Small action but big difference.
Another really nice update using a gold color is this black and gold coffee table makeover. We really like how Angela highlighted the legs and base grooves with gold. It really adds more interest.

10. Mixing paint and paper

Paper is also a nice way to give an old coffee table a new life. You may use leftover wallpaper, old maps, or even wrapping paper. This dated arched legs coffee table was completely transformed by Marie. The match between black paint and wrapping paper is just perfect!
Happy Makeover!

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