Saturday, June 9, 2012

Coffee Table Makeover

So this post is looooong overdue!  Over February vacation I refinished my 'el cheapo' coffee and end tables, turning them both from a boring walnut color to a fun and modern navy blue!  I'm loving all things navy lately...

Navy Blue Coffee Table Makeover

All of the throw pillows that I made have navy color in the fabric as do the art prints above the couch.  The frames are on Ribba picture ledges from Ikea. My couch is a khaki green color, very difficult to coordinate with, but what better to go with green than navy blue?

Here's what the coffee table looked like 'before':

During:

After:
Navy Blue Coffee Table makeover

I used an electric sander to rough up the original varnish before painting two coats of Starless Night by Behr Ultra (from Home Depot, satin finish). I also used brushed nickel spray paint on the hardware.  The result is an inexpensive and easy way to spice up a super boring 'box store' table set!

Gallery Wall and navy blue coffee table living room decor

26 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks fantastic! You did a great job and it looks very expensive.

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  2. Great color, so pretty. I agree with Brook, looks like an expensive piece now.

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  3. Such a great idea...I would have never been brave enough to paint my coffee table a "colour" if I hadn't seen this first! :)

    http://pennyprincesspalace.blogspot.ca/

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  4. The table looks great! I love how you tied all the colors in together! I'm a new follower!

    -Katie
    Building a House of Love

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  5. The navy is fabulous.... So classy!

    hugs ~ Crystelle

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    1. Hi! The wall color is Pussywillow by Sherwin Williams! A great neutral!

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  7. love the coffee table and the look of that room - I am a new facebook follower!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. What kind of brush did you use? It looks so smooth! Gorgeous room. Very inviting.

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    1. I used a Purdy brand brush...but don't be fooled, it looks great from afar but I'm a horrible painter so it definitely has imperfections! But, it was a quick, inexpensive alternative to buying a new set! :)

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  9. Love the makeover! Can you tell me where you got your shelves? I want to re-create your wall hangings. :D

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  10. I just came across your blog and love that deer head chevron print above the couch! Where did you get that? Or did you make it?

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    1. Hi! I made the print in Photoshop! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  11. I LOVE your coffee table makeover, especially the color you chose! It ties in so well with the rest of your living room.I just wanted to let you know I featured your living room paint color and your coffee room paint color on my blog today. Thanks for the great inspiration and have a great day!
    www.favoritepaintcolorsblog.com

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  12. What size are your shelves, 21" or 45"?

    Love everything!

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    1. I believe they are the 45" shelves (I don't have them up anymore)! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I love your sofa! Do you mind to tell me where you found it? Thank you!

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