Our upcycled coffee table

So we have wanted a coffee table for a while, and I did a lot of research on trying to find the perfect one. See my post here. But in the end we decided that maybe doing a little DIY on a table that needed some TLC might be more ideal. So we trailed EBAY, charity shops and free cycle until we came across this one below. We got it for £15 from a reuse recycle shop, and it’s not the best picture, but as you can see its just a pine wood that has been stained with that horrific golden orange tone..you know very old school..I remember having this type of furniture all over my house when I was little. But the best thing about these types of furniture, is that they are so lovely to up cycle. With a bit of sanding you can strip it down to the bare wood, and start all over. I always recommend looking for items which are a good structure and the wood is in good condition as it will always make your job a hell of a lot easier and the outcome a hell of a lot nicer.

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So I decided to go for a Scandinavian approach to how I wanted to do up this table. But instead of using a crisp white I went for a jet matt black. To give it an industrial modern twist. But I sanded it all over first, so the paint went on really nicely, and I only needed to do a couple of coats.

 

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When it came to the top of the table, we sanded it all down, and it came out beautifully…next was just deciding how to finish it.

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After much talk we decided on a danish oil. The best thing about this stuff, is that its food safe, and water proof  so I am totally going to use some on my old chopping boards! But just look at the difference!

 

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It made the grain really come alive, and contrasted with the black it just looked amazing!

 

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So there’s our coffee table! I could’t be more happy! Next week I’ll show you how I styled my table, and some cool accessories to make your coffee table a centre piece in your living room.



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