Thrift Shop Coffee Table Upcycled with Dixie Belle Paint & Stencils

October 08, 2019

I found this little coffee table at the thrift shop in about 2015. It sat around a while before I got around to giving it a makeover. 

The wood top was dinged, and it was pretty dirty.  The hair pin legs were a worn gold or brass.

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

First, I flipped the table over and spray painted the legs with Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Charcoal. ( I really like this spray paint)  I applied three coats.  Then I sealed the legs with Krylon Satin Spray Sealer.

I used a great coffee stencil from Funky Junk Interiors/Old Sign Stencils.  The grain sack stencil is also an Old Sign Stencils Design.

Before stenciling, I gave the table top two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Coffee Themed Coffee Table
After distressing the edges moderately, and the center of the table lightly with 100 and 200 grit sandpaper, I stenciled on the coffee design.  The cup is red, the lettering is black, and the grain sack stripe is gray.  I brushed on two coats of Varathane matte water based poly to protect and seal the wood.

  If you have never stenciled, you can refer to the detailed tutorial here *at Old Sign Stencils.  My biggest tip is use a pretty dry stencil brush.  If it's too wet, you will get bleeding around the stencil.

Coffee Themed Coffee Table
 Besides the great stencil, the hairpin legs make this little "coffee" table adorable!

Coffee Themed Coffee Table

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Fast forward to 2019, I replaced the coffee themed coffee table with this Colonel Mustard/Shipping Crate Stamp stencil table.  The details for this crate table are HERE.

I decided the old table was to be sold.

The spray painted legs were still in almost perfect shape so I just touched up a few small pinpoint size chips with Chalked Spray Paint in Charcoal  and painted the table top with two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR.

I stenciled two DecoArt Americana Decor Brocade Stencil motifs on the table top with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Manatee Gray.  

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 I waxed the table with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

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I will be trying to sell this table on a local Facebook group.

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The mandala sign project details are HERE.

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Love those black hairpin legs and the white top. I also like your yellow crate coffee table and the black checked pumpkins look great on there. You do enviable work!


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