Bring some charm and character to your living room space with this light and bright farmhouse coffee table makeover.
Since sharing our new farmhouse style family room a few months ago, I’ve had no less than a zillion questions about our rustic new coffee table.
Y’all loved the chippy paint and couldn’t get enough of all of those pretty details!
And so, with the hubbub of the holidays behind us, I’m excited to FINALLY be sharing how we pulled off this farmhouse coffee table makeover today!
There’s nothing more important in a cozy family room space than a big comfy couch and functional coffee table. I mean what would a family room be if there wasn’t a cozy sofa to sink into and a place to put your feet up?
We hunted high and low for the perfect sectional for our new family room and couldn’t have been happier with the custom sofa we designed from The Brick (read more about that process here)! It was truly the perfect trifecta of cost, comfort and beauty!
Once we’d finally found our sofa, I found myself on a mission for a table that would fit into our space just as perfectly.
I’ve always been drawn to trunk style coffee tables – I think they bring an old world sort of feel that really brings so much charm and character to the space. And who wouldn’t love the functionality that all that storage space brings!
The thing is, the selection of trunk style coffee tables out there seemed to be quite few and far between. I suppose I was pretty specific in what I was looking for – I really wanted something that would bring a vintage feel to the space, with some interesting lines and a light, neutral palette. I also of course, wanted some useful storage space that I could hide away everything from toys and blankets to DVD’s and even our remotes.
Finding that perfect table was proving to be a discouraging and impossible process.
Until I stumbled upon this…
And I LOVED that it offered both a trunk style space on once side to store larger items and some drawers on the other to store those smaller things that would surely disappear inside a trunk.
The colour I could change, it was the beautiful styling, not to mention the perfect fit and function that I knew I wouldn’t be able to beat.
And so, when it arrived on my doorstep, I had the delivery guys cart it straight into the garage and I got right to work (we were on a pretty tight timeline after all!).
I started by by stripping that dark stain from the top of my table with a good quality gel stripper, which made such quick work of getting down to that raw wood. I chose to start with this step so that if any of my paint stripper should happen to fall onto the bottom part of my table, it wouldn’t have mattered one bit.
After removing 99% of that dark stain from my table top, I moved onto the bottom part of my table, giving it a couple of coats of my favourite white paint (Cloud White from Benjamin Moore). With the help of this brilliant sprayer, I had the whole thing painted out in just a few short minutes!
Once my paint was dry, I ran over the entire top with my sander just to remove any little bits of leftover stain. Then, I wiped on a quick coat of wood stain and finished it off with a bit of danish oil to protect it all.
Finally, I very lightly ran my palm sander over some of the painted parts of my table to rough it all up a bit and add some of that charm and character that distressed paint always seems to bring.
I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
With it’s pretty details, great storage spaces and the new lighter colour, this gorgeous coffee table has been the perfect addition to our new family room space!
Don’t feel like taking on this DIY project yourself? Here are some other great options available at The Brick:
HUGE thanks to our friends at The Brick for sponsoring this makeover and making it so darn easy to recommend their beautiful furniture!
And just in case you missed it, you can see this gorgeous table in our new farmhouse style family room here…
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!