This oak coffee table was screaming for a coat of paint. Of course, I believe that all oak should be painted. I’m just not a fan of the color or wood grain of oak. It was way too over-done in the 80’s and 90’s. I played off the Queen Anne style obviously present in the curved legs and went with a distressed white leg; but kept with my own modern style and painted the top a sleek dark gray. The contrast is stunning…
Here’s a picture of the before….
The table had a thick coat of polyurethane on it and a few embedded stains. DeWalt sander here I come!
The legs got a skim coat of dark gray first so when I sanded back the white chalk paint, the gray shows through and is highlighted by the dark gray tabletop. The entire piece was finished with a clear coat of polycrylic to protect the finish.
This coffee table is oval when completely open and easily collapses to a compact rectangle, making it perfect for small spaces.
This coffee table is for sale in my Furniture Shop.
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