If you are redecorating your home to have a more contemporary look and feel, it is not always necessary to replace all of your furniture with new contemporary furniture. With a bit of creativity, imagination, and a quick trip to your local home improvement store for paint and supplies you can turn your old existing wooden coffee tables into a contemporary modern coffee table that will rival any purchased new at a furniture store.
Supplies & Getting Started
-Before embarking on this project, take a look at them and determine the type of wood your tables are made out of. The type of wood will determine the type of products you will be able to use to create your modern coffee table.
-To minimize mess and damage in your home move your coffee tables into the garage or to an outdoor area sheltered from the elements.
-At your local home improvement store, discuss your project with knowledgeable store employees, they will be able to guide you to the appropriate tools and products that will be needed to make your modern coffee table project a success!
Using a clean cloth with a warm solution of soapy water, any regular kitchen dish soap will do just fine; thoroughly remove any dirt, grime, and cobwebs from your coffee tables. Working with a clean surface will make your project run a lot smoother.
At your home improvement store, knowledgeable store employees should have been able to guide you to the correct wallpaper for your type of table and type of project. Using your selected wallpaper, slowly, making small circles remove the old varnish or paint from the coffee tables. Your new modern ones will need to be free of old varnish before you are able to apply the new colors to it.
Using the recommended wood fillers for your type of table, fill in any holes and repair and small cracks and damage in the table. Once the filler has served give the table one more quick go-over with the sandwich to smooth out the filler. Give the table another good cleaning with your warm soapy solution to remove any remaining sawdust or dirt.
Your home improvement store experts will have recommended to you a great paint for your modern coffee tables; do not be afraid to be bold with your colors. Contemporary modern coffee tables are all about bright solid colors! Your tables might need more than one coat of paint, so allow it to completely dry between paintings.
A very cool contemporary touch to your modern coffee tables is to use stencils of large shapes that might appeal to you, whether it is circles, stacks of blocks, or even a large red daisy on a black background!
A simple and quick project to turn tired old ones into sleek modern coffee tables, this project is a rewarding and inexpensive way to recycle your furniture in lieu of buying all new furniture to fit your redesign.