From Drab and Dark to Bright and Fresh {guest post}

Cait from Little City Farmhouse used a bit of Clear Bonding Primer and Crinoline to update this coffee table from drab to fab in just a few minutes!

Do you have a coffee table in your home? Most everyone does! Do you love it or are you not feeling too thrilled about it? If you aren’t loving it, let’s change that!

I refinished this coffee table for a client and friend. It was a red toned veneer and wasn’t especially pretty. She wanted to update it and give it a bit more of a modern brighter look but still highlight the character.

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I started out by cleaning and giving it a light scuff. I then applied a good coat of Clear Bonding Primer to ensure perfect adhesion. I rave about this primer a lot, but it really is one of my absolute favourites!

From Drab and Dark to Bright and Fresh #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #white #coffeetable #livingroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I like to give the Primer a while to dry and cure. The jar recommends 12 hours, so I usually prime my piece as the last thing I do in my shop during the day and let it dry overnight. When it was good and cured I painted the table in Crinoline in the All-in-One formula. Crinoline is a beautiful white. It’s a crisp clean slightly off-white colour.

From Drab and Dark to Bright and Fresh #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #white #coffeetable #livingroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I distressed it just around the edges and then gave it a couple coats of poly to add great protection and sheen. From drab and dark to bright and fresh, with just a little paint!

From Drab and Dark to Bright and Fresh #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #white #coffeetable #livingroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

To purchase Crinoline and Clear Bonding Primer, click here (Canada) or here (USA).


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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

Make sure to follow Cait’s blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!


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