There’s something so thrilling about scouring the isles of discarded furniture at a thrift store looking for the diamond in the ruff. It’s not just about the excitement of the hunt but the satisfaction of breathing new life into forgotten treasures.
I truly find so much joy in unleashing my creativeness on a piece of furniture while I give it a 2nd chance on life!
Bringing a piece of wooden furniture home from a thrift store is just the beginning of the fun and exciting process! There’s sanding down the rough, broken edges, the deliberate selection of stains or paints, and the meticulous refurbishing, that each piece is given. I’ve always thought that the transformation is not just about the furniture; it’s a creative expression, a labor of love, and a testament to the beauty of resilience and revival. Speaking as someone who has experienced a house fire, I truly say that refurbishing furniture truly is that!
One day while doing my favorite activities, perusing the isles of the thrift store, I came across this adorable wooden provincial looking coffee table.
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Did I need it?
Absolutely not! 😂
But…did I want it?
The veneer on the sides had broken off, but that didn’t dissuade me from buying the table. I brought it home and got started with the refurbishing! With my favorite chalk paint, I know I can tackle any project! Be sure to check out this post: Why Choose Dixie Belle Chalk Paint!
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- White Lightning cleaner
- Dixie Belle Chalk Paint; Drop Cloth
- Minwax Early American stain
- Dixie Belle Gator Hide sealer
- Dixie Belle chip brush
How To Refurbish A Coffee Table with Stain and Paint
- STEP 1: Wash the coffee table with White Lightning cleaner. This is the best cleaner at making sure that all of the debris, gunk, and dirt is removed from the wood. Just be certain to wipe it down thoroughly with water. You can read more about this process in this post How To Clean Wood Before Painting.
- STEP 2: Sand the wood with an electric palm sander using a fine grit sand paper. If you do not have an electric sander, using a sanding block will work just fine. Be sure to wipe all of the sanding dust off of the piece of wood before painting.
- STEP 3: Paint the legs in Dixie Belle chalk paint in the color Drop Cloth.
- STEP 4: Stain the table top with Minwax stain in the color Early American.
- STEP 5: Optional: seal the chalk paint with Gator Hide, a water repellant finish.
- STEP 6: Fall in love with your new piece of refurbished furniture!
Distress some of the paint with a sanding block if desired.
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