A coffee table with a dual personality – revisited

This post isn’t brand new to blogsphere, however has been added to. And since I took a lovely picture of it at Christmas with ‘the different look’, it totally feels like a brand new table again! Read on and see what I mean.

Woodsy finishes on coffee tables can be lovely! But in this case, this little table had a troubled finish that needed alot of help. The table had some great features, but I had something else in mind for it.

First, the table recieved a light sanding, then was primed.

The table had a lovely ridge around the edge that offered some interesting opportunities! So the trials began. The varations are still thought out at priming stage to ensure the right finishing colour is used.

The chosen antique white paint goes on! Great care was taken to save all the time worn nooks and crannies to allow for the next step.

Here is one side with the new glaze! Isn’t it amazing how the features just pop when a glaze is added? A mid tone was used so the antiquing would have a softer hue.

Here’s the magic part of the table. The tiles were dry placed without mortar nor grout! The fit was just that perfect! This option allows for an easy change or to simply morph back to a wooden surface. Nothing like a little ‘change my mind’ option thrown in!

Tile version.

White version. In seconds!

 Let’s try out some other vignettes!

Um… yeah. Next!

The table colours were chosen to compliment this room. The tile ties in with the darker fireplace, yet the antique white paint lightens the space, pulling in the sofa.

A slight ledge on a coffee table is a fabulous and hard to find option. The lip captures any spilled drinks…

… and makes the most awesome ‘Lego capturing’ table EVER.

Lil Dude, you make it look good, tiles or no tiles. 🙂

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35 thoughts on “A coffee table with a dual personality – revisited

  1. I cannot believe the tiles fit. That is just awesome. I like both looks.

    I’m with you on the coffee table with a little lip. We no longer have a coffee table, but a train table that my dad made for us and it has a lip on it. No more juice boxes on the floor! 🙂

    Your son is a cutie. Ahhh… legos. I see them in my near future.


  2. What a great Lego table! Love that picture of your Lego lover. It brings back memories of my own son surrounded by piles of Legos. Now he’s nearly grown and the Legos are consigned to plastic bins in the basement, being saved for his future kids. Sigh.

  3. I noticed when you took some Christmas pictures that the tiles that you had put on, were now off… great table to be able to use different ways when needed.
    (He’s adorable!)

    Happy New Year,

  4. Donna, I would be hard pressed to say which of you projects have been my favorite, but this is surely ONE of them…this is STYLE! Thanks for stopping by with sweet comments, it made my day! This high-tech pot brews one cup at a time, thereby, no waste! The ‘pods’ are a perfect cup’s portion of ground coffee…and there are so many to choose from! You just HAVE to google it and check it out…I am in love with it! I will probably drink TOO much coffee this year as a result, lol! Thanks again for stopping by and I am looking forward to your next project!!!

  5. May I ask exactly what the paint and glaze were on the coffee table? I’m in the middle of an end table (will now have to change it from black to antique white with glaze…) and have an oak kitchen table stripped and ready to go, and cannot find the exact shades I want. I LOVE what you’ve found. Would you mind sharing, please? Thanks.

  6. May I too, ask what type and shade of paint and glaze you use? I have tried several and have never been satisfied with the results. Thank you.

  7. What a great “new” coffee table. I’d love to have one just like it! I’ll have to get my hubby on the job. Think I’ll get the tiles FIRST, just to make sure they fit. The tiles turning out to fit yours just right is wonderful! Your sweet little boy and his leggoes make a pretty picture!

    Have a great day, Maki

  8. Gorgeous! Wish I could live in your head. You’re so blessed with such an artistic flair. Oh, and your son, he’s the icing!

    Would you be willing to share the name or formula of glaze you used? It’s just perfect!


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