You know you are a hoarder when…
I recently got new couches for our living room and we all know when you change one thing in your home it can lead to changing more and more things. Well that is 100% the case here. The coffee table we perviously had would no longer work in the space, it was all wrong! I needed something with much cleaner lines and longer length. So of course I hit the internet, doing what I do best, online shopping! I was coming up with some great options, but hadn’t narrowed it down to the winner yet. Thank goodness, because that same weekend we cleaned out the garage and to my(hoarder) surprise I found the perfect coffee table right in my own garage! I probably shouldn’t be admitting this to you all, but hey you are all friends and I can’t be the only one who hoarders furniture. Please tell me I am not alone, I’m not right?
Everything about the lines, the shape, the size of the coffee table was right…but the color was all wrong and the beige/yellow colored marble was screaming “heck no” at me! So a quick and easy DIY would get this coffee table to where I wanted it in no time!
I used my favorite Valspar High Gloss Enamel Paint and Primer in Ultra White for this project. This paint is great on small furniture pieces and holds up really well to all the wear and tear my toddler puts on things! I personally love the glossy finish look and it makes it a breeze to wipe clean.
After she was painted it was 80% improvement from the flat beige she was before, all she needed was some new marble and we were in business! When I say “new marble” I mean faux marble contact paper to cover the hideous beige marble! A cheap and easy way to make any surface amazing! I got my contact paper here, you can use for practically any surface, don’t worry my wheels are already turning thinking about where I can use this stuff next!
Not only does this contact paper look amazing, but it was also very user friendly! I have used others before that have been really thin and hard to put on without bubbling, but this stuff is super thick and very easy to adhere to the surface you are working with. *Disclaimer: I did have my mom help me with the application. It is much easier if you have two people, one person holding it taunt while the other smooths it on.* (Thanks Mama for helping me!)
Here you can see the beige marble before(yuck) and how pretty it looks with the contact paper(gorgeous).
See where a little paint and a touch of creativity can take you? From old, buried in the garage coffee table, to the coffee table of your dreams in no time flat!
This was such an easy and fun DIY project, that anyone could do!
Rules to go by when looking for a piece of furniture to transform:
- The shape of the piece is key! Do you like the shape? Will the style fit into the space you are going to put it in?
- Look past whatever color it might be, paint can always be changed and makes the biggest difference.
- Can you add something to it to make it even better? Example: knobs, contact paper, new fabric.
I hope you enjoyed my little table transformation and I hope I inspired you to get out there and do your very own DIY!