Reloved Coffee Table

By Kim, Owner at Kim G. Designs in Eden Prairie, MN.

Winning Category

I have a soft spot for storage coffee tables so when I found this one I had to buy it.  I think black paint with stained tops are so classic so that is what I decided to do with this piece.  I painted the base with Lamp Black Milk Paint and lightly distressed around the edges for some added texture.  The top had such a gorgeous grain once I sanded the previous finish off so I wanted to make sure the grain would still be visable.  I used Java Gel Stain on the top; brushing on with a foam brush and wiping off the excess.  One coat is all I needed for a nice dark finish.  I switched out the knobs with some fun ceramic ones and gave the drawer pulls a coat of paint.  Fabric drawer liners completed the transformation. 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black
  • General Finishes Java Gel Stain
  • High Performance Top Coat in Satin

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