Painting my coffee table has been on my to-do list since 2013.
Sad, I know.
I had sold my old coffee table at Vintage Market Days and replaced it with this one, that a friend had gifted to me, thinking it would be temporary.
Pretty sure that transpired in 2012.
Each time I would post pictures of my home people always comment on how I don’t have much painted furniture. The truth is, I rarely get to work on projects for myself.
But this Christmas break, while I was cooped up in the house with sick kiddos, I decided to tackle my coffee table, once and for all.
I do have to agree with your comments. There is a LOT of brown going on here. I would give my right arm for a new sofa and love seat, but I just need to hang on to this one until my boys get a little bit older.
Brown = Good at hiding stains.
But the brown coffee table made the room feel so heavy.
I painted the entire coffee table in Thunderous , by Heirloom Traditions Paint. It seriously took less than an 8oz sample size of paint to do two coats.
I then purchased a car wash sponge at Wal-Mart, cut it in a few pieces, got it wet, and applied a soft creamy color, Buttermilk, over the Thunderous.
Here is a quick video I made of the process!
Painting the coffee table make the whole room feel 10 years younger. It’s like Botox, but for your home, not your face.
I wanted to really make the coffee table a soft creamy color so I finished it in White Lime Furniture Wax.
People are always concerned about the durability of furniture wax. I am using this coffee table as a test specimen for how durable furniture wax really is.
If it can hold up to my kiddos then I would say most people will be safe using furniture wax on table tops.
The table hasn’t even fully cured and we are putting it to use. My 1 year old dragged this tray all over the top and not a scratch was found.
On an unrelated to the coffee table note: I scored a new pouff at Target in the holiday clearance for only $34.99.
My kids love these.
I finished the coffee table off with a bunny knob from Anthropologie.
Easter is my favorite holiday so I sprinkle bunny decor throughout my house all year long.
What do you think about this car wash sponge painting method?
Have you ever heard of it or tried it for yourself?