Don’t you just love a beautifully detailed coffee table? Come see how Lisa from Recreated Designs transformed this piece with Vanilla Frosting and Pearl Wax!

I love old, vintage coffee tables. There is something about their craftsmanship that you rarely see today. They were solid wood, gorgeously detailed and beautifully carved.

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

This table fit that bill. Although it was a little banged up and dated looking, it was still in fantastic shape for it’s age. I love it’s details and stately legs and knew a little paint would do wonders transform it into a modern table.

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Before painting it, I sanded down the top. It was pretty scratched up so sanding and re-staining it preserved its lovely wood grain.

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I wanted to keep the table classic and elegant to match it’s federal style so chose Country Chic’s Furniture and Home Decor paint in Vanilla Frosting for the base. Vanilla Frosting is a creamy, slightly off-white that really did justice to the curves and carvings of the table.

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

To seal and protect the paint, and add a subtle iridescent sheen, I finished the table off with two coats of the Pearl Wax.

 Stately Vanilla Frosting Coffee Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #livingroom #coffeetable #offwhite - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I picked up this table for $15 and the quality would be hard to find today without paying hundreds of dollars. With a little paint and stain, this table was completely transformed and updated.

Country Chic Products used for this project:

  • Furniture & Home Decor Paint in Vanilla Frosting
  • Pearl Wax

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Lisa {Recreated Designs}

Recreated Designs was founded in 2013 out of my passion for saving things from the global trash stream combined with my love of painting. My passion for the environment and the beauty that we find around us everyday are what I strive to bring into my home and yours.

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