Before & After: Eight Amazing Coffee Table Makeovers

 

I realized that I have quite an accumulation of coffee tables. I have about five of them in my storage building, plus one at home that I bought from Goodwill a few weeks ago, and then the one that I rescued from the dumpster earlier this week. I need to do something with these, and I need inspiration for them! So I’ve gathered eight amazing coffee table makeovers that I really like. I hope they inspire you, too!

Before:

Thrift store coffee table makeover from Red Hen Home - before.

After:

Coffee table makeover from Red Hen Home, black painted coffee table with stained top featuring a French typography design

Black coffee table with French typography from Red Hen Home


Before:

Coffee table makeover from AKA Design - before

After:

Coffee table makeover from AKA Design - country coffee table updated with bead board and paint

Country coffee table updated with bead board and paint from AKA Design


Before:

Coffee table makeover from Domestic Imperfection

After:

Coffee table makeover with stained Union Jack design on top from Domestic Imperfection

Coffee table with stained Union Jack design on top from Domestic Imperfection


Before:

Coffee table makeover from The Painted Hive - before

After:

Coffee table makeover from The Painted Hive - stained top with white painted and distressed base

Painted and distressed coffee table with stained top from The Painted Hive


Before:

Coffee table makeover from Dear Lillie - before

After:

Coffee table makeover from Dear Lillie - after - light blue distressed finish with stained top

Light blue painted coffee table with stained top from Dear Lillie


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After:

Ikea coffee table makeover with wallpaper and nailheads from Pretty City Things

Ikea coffee table makeover with wallpaper and nailheads from Pretty City Things


Before:

Coffee table makeover from Pink Postcard - before

After:

Coffee table makeover from Pink Postcard - after - painted white round coffee table with nail head trim accent

Painted round coffee table with nailhead trim accent from Pink Postcard


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Coffee table makeover from Rachel Bishop Designs - before

After:

Coffee table makeover from Rachel Bishop Designs - after - stained base with white painted top

Stained coffee table with painted white top from Rachel Bishop Designs


Do YOU have a coffee table makeover that you think might inspire me (and others)? If so, please leave a link in the comments below. I’d love to see your creativity!

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Comments

    • says

      Mel, those are both great! Thanks so much for sharing them! I think the rectangle one is my favorite. :) There’s just something about a white paint/stained top combo that I find so appealing.

    • says

      Those are great! I’m going to have to show Matt the backgammon table. He would LOVE that! That’s one of our favorite games, so I know as soon as I show it to him, he’s going to want me to make one. :)

  1. Jennifer says

    These are amazing redoes. I’m excited to see what you do with yours. I tried to click on the links of a few of the blogs and none of them worked. Just thought I’d let you know.

  2. Jessica says

    I am about to do a coffee table this weekend for my sunporch. It’s one of those cut-down pedestal tables that I got from Craig’s List for $25. I hope that it doesn’t look too big in the room. Good luck on yours!

  3. says

    Every single one of those tables is an inspiration, but I have to tell you that Korrie at RedHenHome is the reason I started blogging. I wanted to re do my dinning room table like one of her inspirational tables. I haven’t done it yet!

    ~Bliss~

    • says

      Wow, now that took a lot of work!! I’ve been so tempted to pick up some of those metallic Martha Stewart paints at Home Depot but could never think of anything to use them for. They look great as accents on your coffee table!

    • says

      Simply beautiful. I think this already in a previous comment, but I’ll say it again…there’s just something about that white paint/stained wood combo that I find so appealing!! Maybe that’s what I should do with my dumpster coffee table. Since the top isn’t real wood, I could replace it like you did. Hmmm…now you’ve got me thinking…

  4. Cassandra says

    Help!! I’m working on a vintage pedestal, claw foot dining table but I can’t decide on the color! To everyone: if you could choose a color for the table, what would it be?

  5. Wendy Gurley says

    Do you think I could use a small kitchen table in a make over to a coffee table. Cutting the legs off or way down…

  6. Rani says

    I have a marble top coffee table.its stained really bad but It’s really a nice piece .Any suggestions ?
    Ps: tried to clean the marble didn’t work ,so it has to be covered or changed.

  7. Kim H says

    Love all the tables? How did you put the wording on the French Style table. I have one very similar and would like to try this. Is it a stencil or decal? Any insight would be appreciated… I love it!

  8. says

    I have a coffee table that i loved when i bought it but over the last 3 years it has taken sone wear and tear from eveeyday use. I like to refinish furniture, im only a rookie, but my table has marble inlay pieces and i have no idea how to redo and revive my coffee table with these.marble inlay pieces. PLease help ??!!
    Ps i can send pictures

  9. says

    Hi Kristi:

    I am sending you my latest coffee Table posts! An old iron beauty found at a thrift store, that I re did to make new again. The unique thing, I used the help of our readers to vote on the actual finish on the table. It was an awesome project and great fun. I would love to find out about featuring it in your awesome coffee table area. Let me know what I would need to do for you!

    Hope your New Years is rocking!!! Happy 2014!
    Linda @ Hello I Live Here

  10. says

    Hi i am also in decor and i must say i like the idea and the way you are making it. it looks rely well done and original.
    I wonder how old rustic blinds will look?

    any way it looks great well done!

  11. Maggie says

    Hi, if you have got small round table, why not turn it into focal point in your hallway or by the window and use it as a colourful detail to compliment your décor? If you have got cream / beige decorated hallway, you can paint small round table in cream shade and add lime green vintage detail to it, to create something quirky and unusual:

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