When I was making changes to our living room, one of the things you all suggested, was that I needed to get a larger coffee table, and most of you mentioned a square coffee table would look nice. As much as I was sad to move the one we made out of the living room, I definitely agreed that it was the wrong size/shape. I started looking around online for square coffee tables, because I knew this time I didn’t have time to build one, but they were all SO expensive.
And then I went on Craigslist and found the perfect size coffee table for only $20 (what!?)! It had some dog bite marks on the sides, nothing a little sanding couldn’t fix but the biggest problem was that it looked like it was straight out of the 80’s! It had the perfect peach-color gloss, with a little white washing accent, I’m not sure who ever thought that was a good look but it was definitely everywhere in the 80’s, including this coffee table.
The coffee table itself is nice, if you can get past the color. It’s solid wood (and super heavy), great construction, Lane brand, and a table I know will last for a long time. For $20 I couldn’t pass it up, so I brought it home and sanded the 80’s right off of it!
Now it rests perfectly in our living room, the perfect centerpiece to our large room. It’s simple, it’s beautiful and it makes me happy to know that we took an unwanted piece of furniture and turned into a show piece. Don’t you just love an ugly duckling story? 🙂
The stain color I used is called Special Walnut, by Minwax, which is the same stain I used to makeover our breakfast nook table. It looks different on the coffee table, because they are different types of wood, but I love how both of them turned out.
What do you think of the transformation? Also have you seen the before and after pictures from our living room makeover? If you haven’t seen them you’ve got to click HERE for all the details, you won’t believe the before and after pictures!
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