For my thrift store decor project, I'm sharing a thrift store coffee table makeover! This monster has seen better days, but it is really well constructed.
Be sure to check out more awesome projects at the bottom of this post.
Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover Tutorial
What you'll need:
- Thrift Store Coffee Table
- Sander & Sandpaper
- Foam Roller
Mersman Coffee Table
I'm not familiar with the Mersman brand, and have no idea how old the coffee table is.
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Clean & Sand
I used a heavy grit sandpaper in order to remove those deep scratches. After that, I went over the entire top with 220 grit. Finally, I cleaned the entire table with TSP Substitute.
I suppose you could use some stripper, or totally sand the top if you wanted to stain it instead of painting it.
Painting a Thrift Store Coffee Table
I chose All In One Paint by Heirloom Traditions (Iron Gate) to give this coffee table it's makeover. This is quickly becoming my favorite color lately. Did you see my Sewing Cabinet Makeover? I started with the table upside down. However, I didn't paint the inside of the table top. I felt that would just be a waste of paint.
After First Coat of Paint
Raising the coffee table off the ground makes it so much easier to paint. This is after the first light coat. The legs definitely took the paint really well.
With Two Coats of Paint
After finishing the second coat of paint, it's looking a lot better.
So, I dragged the monster table into the house to take some pictures. After getting it in the living room, I can see that it still needs another coat of paint.
Easy Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover
Well, I took my pictures anyway. With all the stuff on the table, the paint looks good, eh? Did I mention this table is huge? I measured it--54 inches long!
All In One Paint & Small Foam Roller
To do the final coat of paint, I decided to use the All In One Paint and a small foam roller. Full disclosure, I diluted the paint a little bit with water.
I honestly never noticed that blemish in the table before now. The paint is not fully dry in this image.
Can you believe I drug this thing BACK into the house to take this picture? I wanted to show you how much better it looks after that final coat that was rolled on. It really mimics the finish I get when I use my beloved Finish Max paint sprayer.
So, the next time you see a beat up table on the curb, or at the thrift store, don't pass it up! Seriously, this thrift store coffee table would make a great bench. It's very well built and in good shape!
Now, Let's take a look at the thrift store projects my friends worked on:
My oh my! Look at all the possibilities here! 🙂
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Concrete Planter Makeover Our Southern Home
Seed Storage Box from a Wooden Recipe Card Holder Sadie Seasongoods
Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover My Repurposed Life
T.V. Tray Makeover Domestically Speaking
Inexpensive Kitchen Wall Decor Petticoat Junktion
Repurposed Tobacco Basket Project House of Hawthornes
What will inspire you?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.