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Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover

Confession:  I buy furniture at thrift stores and then let it sit in my garage for 6 months.

Robert LOVES that I do that. (Snicker snicker.)  I’ll find a piece that is just “too good to pass up”, tell myself “I’m going to give it a makeover tomorrow”, and then somehow I get distracted. (Oh, look! Something shiny!)  Do you do that too?

But with this move coming up as we’re cleaning out all of the leftover projects, here I was stuck with the what-was-supposed-to-be-the-playroom-coffee-table.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

So I figured it was perfect to give a quick facelift for another Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

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Back in November, when we were in playroom makeover mode, I decided at the last minute that a coffee table in our playroom wasn’t necessary. We already had a small play table and built-in desks- plenty of tables as it was. I wanted Olivia to be able to run around and sprawl out in the floor, so I realized after I’d already hauled a thrifted one into our garage that I should just completely nix the idea.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

But then, there was still the table untouched in our garage…

So just for fun, since I figured I had to do something with it, I gave it a quick couple of coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard.

It looks like legit mustard… or Chick-fil-a sauce. Yummy yum yum!

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

I didn’t do anything fancy other than add paint since I loved the brightness of it already. (And I’ve mentioned before how much I use this paint all the time because it really is just a no prep, no sealer, one-and-done kind of deal.)

The playroom has been the wild card in our house- a space where I can have a lot more fun with color and experiment with pieces I normally wouldn’t use in the rest of the house. Mustard was definitely one of those wild card kind of colors for me.

Isn’t it cuuuute?! It’s fun taking a break from the super neutral farmhouse vibe sometimes. Keeps decorating interesting.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

I’m really sad we’ll be leaving this space in a couple of weeks as other rooms in the house are already packed up in boxes, but it was a lot of fun to play with one more makeover just for kicks. (But the new house also has a space perfect for transforming into a playroom, so we won’t be missing it for long.)

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

In all of the stress of packing up, painting something was just what I needed. Instant mood brightener.

I felt like this was sort of my way of saying goodbye to this sweet little spot in the house. Thank you darling playroom; you’ve been so good to us.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

Right after I photographed this coffee table, which I nicknamed “the school bus”, I sold it in our moving yard sale this past weekend. We’re in major purge mode around here, and the whole point of painting this one was really just to get it out of our garage and sold quickly.

I’m so glad we’ve waited to pack up this playroom though since it’s the one spot in the house where Olivia can stay entertained coloring and building with her blocks and exploring with her toys while Robert and I are in full on adulting mode to get things ready. It’s where she can still escape the chaos and have a sense of normalcy amidst the big changes.

Mustard Playroom Coffee Table Makeover | blesserhouse.com - An old thrifted wooden coffee table gets a bright and cheerful makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint in Mustard for a fun addition to a playroom.

If you want to know about any of the sources or makeovers in the rest of the playroom, you can see it all at the end of this post here. 

You can check out the other thrifty before and afters with the rest of my Trash to Treasure blogger friends too:

Clockwise from top left:  Prodigal Pieces | Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | Girl in the Garage | Artsy Chicks Rule

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*A big thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for providing paint to sponsor this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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38 Comments

  1. Love, love so much about your play room! That yellow table fits right in–what a fun relaxing space! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  2. What a great color for your playroom coffee table! I can’t say that I would’ve chose that color initially, but it turned out to be perfect for the playroom!!! Hope all goes well with the selling of your current house and the buying of your future house – can’t wait to see what projects and decorating ideas you have in store!! Blessings to you…..

    1. It was definitely a wild card piece. This was a table I didn’t plan on keeping since we won’t have much room for it in the new house, so I decided to paint it something funky just for fun to sell in our yard sale. 🙂 Thanks SO much for all the love, Lanita! I always appreciate your sweet comments. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I’m not a bright color person, but I love how that turned out! The color looks great with the rest of the things in that room, too. I’m sure you’ll find other treasures for the new place. Good luck!

  4. I’m praying that your move to your new home goes really well and that Olivia makes a really good adjustment quickly. I can’t wait to see all the DIYs that you will share updating your new home and furnishings.

    1. Thank you, Bonnie! The new house has a pool, so I’m thinking it won’t take too long for Olivia to like it. 😉 I hope, anyway.

  5. Once again – I’m amazed! Apparently, I have no vision – I started reading and when I saw the mustard yellow paint, I thought this was wasn’t going work…then saw the picture and my mouth dropped open. LOVE IT!

      1. Lauren: what a fantastic room! I LOVE IT. It must have been hard to leave it. Wish I had one of those. Good luck on the move.

        1. Thank you, Shelly! Yes, very hard to leave. But the new house makes it not so difficult. I’m so ready to show a tour of it, but our closing is still a month away. Ahhhh!

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