Painted Coffee Table: Surviving the cut

When the Media Room Makeover began, I had every intention of ditching this little coffee table for something else. But once the sectional arrived, it turned out it was a perfect fit for the center. 

There was no denying it.  This little guy had to stay. But a makeover was definitely in order. Here’s the before.

I’ve always kind of liked the industrial, rustic look. Is that how you would describe it? Either way, it’s super solid, extremely heavy and I’m sure it was used as a launching pad in the many years it sat in the “playroom”.

But, even in front of the loveseat, that was originally the only upholstered furniture in the room, it was small and short.  If you wanted to prop your feet up on it you had to put a pillow on it to make it comfortable.

To start the transformation, I gave it a quick almost dry brush of the paint I had for one of the chairs I painted for the map table. I also hit it with some steel wool and sandpaper to rough up the finish.

To make it a useable height, I had a couple options.  I could upholester it and convert it into an ottoman.  Good idea, but I thought the rugged appearance was more suited for some casters.

Kind of like high heels for a table. 🙂

Looks good huh?  Turns out when I got to Harbor Freight, these blue ones were the only ones that were the right height.  Perfect right?  Fate I tell you.

And the best part was there were only about $3.50 each.  Pretty good! 

To add to the table, we just pre-drilled holes and added the screws.  Because the base plate of the caster was a rectangle instead of a square, we my husband, just beat the metal with a hammer until it bent around the leg.

It’s hard to deny when something is a perfect fit.

And if we need to, we can easily scoot this heavy table out of the center and replace it with our big floor pillow.

Be sure to check out the rest of the room and other budget projects for this makeover.

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  • Julie Boarder
    May 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Just found your blog after seeing this project on Diana Rambles and I&#39;m now following you. Cute table and I love the blue/green picture on the wall – did you paint that?<br /><br />Have a great weekend,<br />Julie

  • Lucy T
    May 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    It is the perfect fit and looks great. Love the color! Found you at the Pin Me party. Pinnnig.

  • Ellen
    May 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Love this! Great way to brighten up the room!

  • Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam
    May 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Adding the casters was genius! I love the look of casters and it&#39;s just great on that table! Love it when things work out like that!

  • Karen
    May 25, 2013 at 7:52 am

    What a great makeover, love the castors!

  • Michele Alger
    May 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

    WOW! that is super ADORABLE. I love the pop of color and what it does for the whole area. Nice job!!

  • Debbie @ MeandMyDIY
    May 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    The table looks awesome with the new paint job and casters added. I would NEVER have thought to do that, but it works perfectly. And I would have taken one look at those casters with the wrong sized metal, and decided that it wasn&#39;t going to work. Bravo to you for figuring it out!<br /><br />Debbie

  • Colejo32
    May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    That looks so cute! Love the color 🙂 Saw you at Redoux!<br />~Nicole<br />

  • Colejo32
    May 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Found you at Redoux – that table looks great! :)<br />

  • Good Time Charlie
    May 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    What a fun little piece! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux!

  • Debbie @ MeandMyDIY
    May 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Yay! Saw your feature over at Diana Rambles. Great job Leslie! :)<br /><br />Debbie

  • Diana - FreeStyleMama
    June 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! This post is featured over at <a href="; rel="nofollow">Diana Rambles</a> today and has been pinned in the <a href="; rel="nofollow">Featured at Diana Rambles</a> board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this


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