Like I said, some of the furniture looked out of place. Now I am on a budget so buying a new coffee table was not in the foreseeable future. But I figured I could always paint that table that looked oh so dark and gloomy and make it fit in just a bit better. This is how I went about reinventing my old coffee table with paint to fit in with the rest of the room.
The plan was to paint the whole table and hide the darkness of the wood and the black vinyl. Because this was no longer the boy’s bachelor pad. It was my living room and it had to reflect my taste. Mainly my love of blue and warm and cozy things.
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I liked the beige but felt it was too bland. I thought maybe the top could use a different color, so I mixed up my own special color trying to match it as closely as possible to a blue shade that was on the rug. I used a bit of True Blue and Pewter to achieve this effect, and lots of white along with the original beige.
It is a soft bluish grey! And such a warm color. The beige looks almost like a cream color next to the blue top.
For now, I’m going to leave it like that.
But in the future, I am actually thinking of distressing it a bit or even adding some dark wax to make them pop more. What do you suggest?
A piece of advice here. Always paint your wall last. It took me months to find this rug and even then I was worried that the color would not work since I ordered it through the internet. Luckily all turned out well but I had quite a few days of nail biting over this.
I know that many of you were out there decorating and shopping and even baking. But for me it was important to prepare for the holidays by painting. Am I nuts? Maybe but having a cozy room and a calm ambiance for my family to spend time, is what it’s all about for me. I hope you’ve enjoyed how I re-invented my coffee table with paint.
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