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Distress a coffee table for a vintage feel.
Distressing the finish of a furniture definitely adds some character and vintage feel to it. If you want to change the look of your existing furniture, then this diy is perfect for you.

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  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Clean all dust and grime from the coffee table you want to distress.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use chalk paint and paint over the top. For this I used the Indian Summer color of Amy Howard’s chalk paint. You do not need to sand off the paint or varnish of your furniture. That is just the beauty of using chalk paint. Two coats will be enough. Make sure to thoroughly dry the first coat before applying the second coat.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    The foot of the legs have this brass clasp on it except on one. I don’t know where I could find or buy the exact replacement for it so I just removed all the metal leg support and painted the edges the same color as the table top.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can paint the underside of the table the same color or you can use brown paint as I did here.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once the paint is dry, wear a dust mask and sand the table. You do have to sand all the sections you painted to smoothen out the paint.
    Then in random sections of the table, top and sides, sand off heavily so that the wood or color under the paint gets exposed.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 6
    Step 6

    You want to distress only certain parts.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you feel you've distressed enough, remove the dust with a lint free cloth and apply clear furniture wax. Buff it after a few minutes. Then buff it again the next day.

  • How to make a coffee table. Distressed Coffee Table Diy - Step 8
    Step 8

    You now have a distressed coffee table with a vintage feel.

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MaryamWasim
MaryamWasim
nice One...
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ElsaR Blog
ElsaR Blog · 10 projects
I love it!Love
Queti A.
Queti A. · 7 projects
Thanks ElsaHappy Glad you like it.
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