This coffee table is so beautiful because Brooke did such an amazing job finishing it!
And Brooke was so kind to take step by step photos of finishing this coffee table so you too can get this finish at home! I love this subtly distressed white!
Top Stain Rustoleum Ultimate Stain Golden Oak
Paint Olympic No-VOC Ultimate Interior Paint in Semi Gloss
Brewed Dark Coffee
Spray on Polycrylic
Rags and Brushes
Brooke started by staining the top with two coats of Rustoleum Ultimate Stain in Golden Oak. She also stained one coat inside the toybox.
She then painted the bottom part with two coats of Olympic No-VOC Ultimate Interior Paint in Semigloss.
Brooke wanted to soften up the bright white, but only subtly and wanted to keep the white nice and crisp. But she thought this was a little too crisp for her liking.
Brooke then sanded the edges of the false drawer fronts with sandpaper to expose edges.
She also sanded the legs and side trim.
Then she brewed a super strong cup of coffee.
Feel free to brew yourself a cup too!
And then she applied the coffee to the coffee table with a brush. This slightly aged the bright white.
She then applied the coffee to sanded edges with a foam brush for deeper saturation.
And wiped the coffee clean. She then sprayed the coffee table with two coats of polycrylic.
For more photos and details, please stop over and visit Brooke too!
Very literal meaning of the words coffee table there! Love it
My GrandMother taught me to age clothes or fabric with coffee and tea...I love this idea. How clever she is to use what she has. And coffee the stronger the better. Thanks
I would use this as a coffee table in my family room! This wow!
how do I make/add the false drawer fronts?
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