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A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home
Update an old, scuffed-up coffee table for your living room. A little paint and pattern can go a long way!

Posted by PG UK from London, United Kingdom • Published See PG UK's 39 projects » © 2022 Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman / Penguin · Reproduced with permission. · Reprinted from A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home. Copyright © 2014 by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photographs copyright © 2014 by Janae Hardy. Published by Potter Style, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC
  • How to make a painted table. Restyled Coffee Table - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lightly sand the coffee table and wipe off any dust.

  • Step 2

    We wanted to cover the sides of this old coffee table. To do this, we measured the unwanted areas and used scissors to cut balsa wood to fit over the existing design.

  • Step 3

    Prime the coffee table with a primer. Once dry, paint 2 to 3 coats of white gloss latex paint, allowing drying time in between each coat.

  • How to make a painted table. Restyled Coffee Table - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use scissors to cut 2-inch long pieces of electrical tape and lay the pieces next to each other at different heights to create a zigzag pattern.

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