Thrift End Table to Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover

I’m so glad to be sharing Karen with y’all today for surprise guest blogger day #3! I “met” Karen while doing our Holiday Home Tour, and I’ve been loving her style ever since. I hope you enjoy her project today!

Hi y’all! I’m Karen from Karen’s Up on The Hill and I am just tickled to be guest posting for Lauren on her amazing blog! She is just so darn sweet and creative, and I am so honored that she asked me to be here!
If you haven’t been by my place before, we currently have a home that was built in the 50’s in the semi-rural western suburbs of Philadelphia, “Horse Country” if you will. We are new to this area and when we moved in and I started to decorate, the house took on a bit of a farmhouse style of it’s own.
So, today I’m sharing how I transformed a $30 thrift store end table into a farmhouse style coffee table for our living room.
I had been looking for a coffee table for this room since we moved in last year, with no luck. First of all, have you seen the prices on coffee tables lately? They are a small investment for sure, and I change my mind…a lot. Even if I wanted to spend that kind of money, I couldn’t find one with the look, price or size that I wanted. So I decide to make my own.

First, I found this over sized, really heavy end table at a local thrift store. I have been stopping by there for months and I finally got lucky. It was beat up and ugly (ugly like an old library table) but I saw the potential, and it was only $30, so if it didn’t work out, c’ est la vie, it was no great loss.
I hauled it home, and my husband cut 5 inches off the legs for me to make it the standard coffee table height of 18 inches. Then I gave it a few coats of MMS Milk Paint in Ironstone. I let the paint dry and do what it wanted to do, and then lightly sanded where it had chipped and crackled. To finish it up I applied a coat of clear wax.
PicMonkey Collage paint
I’m really pleased with the way it came out. Our home is super casual and this room is about as fancy as we get, so I just styled it with a few simple touches to keep it light and bright.
PicMonkey Collage good
Thanks so much for letting me share my living room and my little re-loved $30 coffee table with you today here on Bless’er House.
Have a great week and feel free to stop by anytime and say hello!

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