Do you regret buying a coffee table in a color that no longer matches your decor? I did. When I purchased my coffee table and console table set years ago, I thought black would go with everything. It's true when it comes to clothing, but maybe not when it comes to furniture.
Behold the black coffee table with glass inserts (don't mind the child and the cat):
This table does not quite "go" with the light colors of the new couch and lamps. I felt bad just throwing it out since it's a perfectly good coffee table. So, I decided to give it a makeover!
Target to the rescue! I bought a small can of paint in a gold color called Karat. It's a quart of metallic paint that only costs around $20. It's called Devine Color and made by Valspar, so I figured it must be decent. I usually buy Valspar paint for my walls. It comes in a variety of colors.
I removed the glass panels from the table and put down a drop cloth. Then I started to paint! Make sure to mix the paint in the can very well. You will notice that it's a green color when you first open it.
I used a standard brush that you would typically use to edge when painting the walls of a room. My intention was to use a roller, but it did not give a good texture to this table. I painted one coat on the entire table and then let it dry for about an hour or so.
You will notice that the table is in the garage in the photo above. The cats became curious, so I had to go paint elsewhere! I painted it with one more coat of the gold paint and let it dry. The paint finish is not entirely smooth or full coverage. I did that intentionally to give it some texture and let some of the black wood shine through.
I needed to somehow match the sea green glass panels to the color scheme of the room. A few months ago, I had bought a roll of privacy glass window film for the small window next to my front door. I grabbed the leftover roll and covered each of the table's glass panels with it. It's self-adhesive, so super easy to do. The specific one I bought from Amazon was called "d-c-fix Self-Adhesive Privacy Glass Window Film" in Pearl. It cost me about $7. It gave the glass panels a more neutral color instead of the pale sea green.
Once the table was completely dry, and I had finished covering the glass panels, I was done!
I love it! I think it looks so much better with the colors of the floor, walls, and other furniture. This makeover cost me under $30 and took about two hours of my time. So worth it! I encourage you to give your old furniture a makeover too. Do you have a fantastic before and after photo that you can share with all of us DIYers? Leave a comment!