Midcentury Coffee Table Makeover

Midcentury Coffee Table Makeover

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BEFORE

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover After

AFTER

We found this beauty at a local thrift store for just $10. It was too good to pass up, and we had been keeping our eyes open for a coffee table to flip. This one was perfect. Turns out, it's quite a midcentury antique and is worth a couple hundred dollars in good condition. This one needed a little TLC, the varnish had worn off and it had accumulated some scratches. We decided it would be best to go for a combination of stain and paint to spruce it up. I'm very pleased with the result! The legs with brass details on the bottom are my favorite. 

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover

Supplies:

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover
Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover
Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover
Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover
Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover
Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover

First step is to strip old varnish and stain. Apply according to directions and scrape off. If there is still residue, use some mineral spirits to wipe off. 

Next sand down any remaining finish until you get a smooth clean wood surface. Electric sander is definitely preferred but we used a whole lot of elbow grease.

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover

Next apply your stain and wipe off excess. You may need two coats to get desired color.

After stain is dry according to instructions, apply polyurethane evenly.  

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover

Next paint the bottom part. If you want an even finish, use a second coat. However, I like the rough look that one coat applied provided. Ta-da! I love how this turned out! The hardest part was stripping off the old coat, but with some patience and persistence we were able to remove it and apply a fresh coat! 

Mid Century Coffee Table Makeover

For more instructions check out this video: 

DIY Record Table From An Old Speaker

We've had a pair of speakers that were hand-me-downs sitting by our tv, but not being used. They've been through quite some wear and needed an update. So, I busted out the insides, and gave new life to this old speaker!

before and after diy speaker to record table

I started by removing the front and back from these speakers, just a matter of taking out a few screws from the backside.

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

Then I had to hammer out some of the front casing. 

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

A little matte black spray paint to coat the legs

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

And then a gold base coat after sanding the wood!

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table
diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

Then I took painters tape and cut thin strips of tape to apply in random patterns.

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

Then I just sprayed it matte black and screwed on the legs!

diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table
diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table
diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table
diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table
diy old outdated speaker to new mod record table

Supplies:

First, remove the insides of the speaker and hammer out any leftover obtrusive casing. Then sand down the outside of your surface. After wiping your surface clean, spray with 1-2 coats of gold spray paint, (my favorite is rust-oleum metallic). After drying, cut and apply strips of painters tape in the pattern of your liking. Spray with 1-2 coats of black matte spray paint (I used rust-oleum flat protective enamel). Spray the hairpin legs with black matte spray paint. After everything is dry, remove painters tape and attach legs to the base of the speaker with pan-head screws. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Let me know your thoughts and any questions you may have in the comments below!