There is nothing more relaxing than a hot cup of coffee at the end of a long day. While you continue sipping and feeling afresh; how about checking out your coffee tables? Do they appear to have aged all of a sudden? Thinking of polishing them? Or are you thinking of replacing your old coffee table with a new one? Wait! How about renovating the old ones?
You can paint them, print on them and much more. Check out these amazing DIY ideas to refresh your old coffee tables. Wait, till guests pay you a visit, they too will be blown away with the results.
Here Are The DIY Ideas To Renovate Old Coffee Tables:
1. Decoupage Old Coffee Tables:
If you have an old wooden coffee table that has been marked with leftover stains, you can decorate it with paper cut outs. This is the art of decoupage. For this method you need an old coffee table, thoroughly cleaned of any dirt or grime, either washed or wiped clean and wait till the table is completely dry. Next, select few bunches of images that you would like on the table surface. Cut them in desired shapes or sizes. Once, the table is completely dry, cover the legs and edges with fresh paint of your choice. You could even spray paint it.
When the paint is dry completely, using a strong adhesive such as mod podge to paste all images upon the table surface. First brush glue on the back of all images and paste them on table top as you want to place them all. Do not be worried of excess sheets sticking out the edges. You can later trim them. Clear all air bubble that may appear on the glued sheets and brush a coat of glue over all the stuck images. Once, it dries completely brush another coat of the glue. When this dries completely too,get rid of the excess scrap sheets and apply a coat of polyacrylic protective seal paint over the table top to seal it all. Wait till this dries too and apply another coat on top. Wait a few days for it to dry completely and “Voila !”
Here are a few more examples.You could also bejewel it in decoupage style. For this you will need to paint the table as explained earlier and apply a base coat of paint upon the table surface. Then you could use marbles as on this old coffee table. Arrange the marbles as you would like it and glue it on the table surface. Behold your new, refreshed, glittery, sparkling coffee table.
2. Paint and Stain or Stain and Paint
You could also paint and stain your old coffee tables. First, mark your pattern on the surface using tapes. Then, using a stainless steel wool or sandpaper scrub to stain the area within the marked pattern. Just like this simple stained coffee table. You could paint your tables, top to bottom and using stencils. Just tape your chosen stencils of intricate patterns or letters, and simply spray paint or brush paint carefully over the stencils. Then seal it all with a coat or too of a sealant acrylic paint, and let it dry properly before being out to use. If you are good in painting intricate, creative ideas then go ahead and let your coffee tables reflect the
3. An Ottoman out of an old Coffee Table
If you wish to completely alter the look of your old, flat, dull looking coffee table; try giving it a classy and oriental makeover into an ottoman. All you need to do is based upon the base structure of your table imagine the final product. Accordingly add some extra wooden pieces to obtain the rectangular or square shape of an ottoman or you could also make a round table ottoman. Paste the desired amount of foam on the table top and finally cover it with a fabric material of your choice. You could also add embellishments like round head nails at the sides or even add buttons on the surface to give a cushion effect.
4. Innovative Coffee Table Ideas
If you feel all pumped learning new ideas to renovate your old coffee tables then you ought to love these creatively innovative ideas to obtain new coffee tables, almost at free of cost. You could use old furniture parts to recreate new coffee tables. For example this window set; not only you have made a new table, it also has a storage compartment for your coffee time books, magazines, etc.
Or you could even reshape an old door structure into a coffee table. Or an old suitcase too can be a new style coffee table. Or something as techno looking as this.
5. Multi compartments, storage Coffee tables
Your old coffee tables could give way to these multi storage compartment coffee tables. If you are an expert in handling tools and keen in furniture making, you will love to try these ideas. You could separate furniture parts and create some of these remodeled coffee tables.
These are a few DIY ideas to give your old coffee table a makeover.