The Masculine Coffee Table

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I didn’t work very much, but enjoyed the nice weather instead… it was pretty awesome! I did want to share with you this coffee table I just finished on Friday, it is in perfect structural shape, but it needed a little TLC. I “won” it at auction and almost got it for free! After I got it home I found a plastic bag of British coins in one of the drawers! I gave them to my youngest girls as they seem to have a love for everything British… so they were thrilled!

Here is the sad coffee table before…


The brass cross bars have rust (or something) on them…


WOW! Check it out now! I think it has a lot more years left to give!

burled wood vintage coffee table refinished

I primed and painted the base black using Valspar satin paint. I chose not to remove or replace the leather top, while it is not in perfect condition it is in good condition and I just love the way it looks on this table.

tooled leather topped coffee table

I sanded down the burled wood edging and stained it with Watco Dark Walnut stain… It was just to pretty to paint don’t you agree? I sealed it with Annie Sloan clear wax after the stain had dried.

After cleaning and priming the cross braces and wheel caps I sprayed them with Krylon gold paint… FABULOUS!

refinishing vintage coffee table

I also sanded, stained and waxed the drawer fronts to match the top of the table. I replaced the Victorian looking pulls with these Lion’s Head pulls… which I think really helps the overall look of the table!

I hope someone else likes the table too… It’s heading up the road with me to Lucketts!

As always thanks for stopping by… until next time!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Beautiful job! Love how you maintained the integrity of the piece but not painting all of it.


  2. I love the look of the stain with the black. The gold accents are perfect!


  3. Wow is this one handsome piece…nice job would love it if you came by and shared it.


  4. That is absolutely gorgeous! Very rich looking with the wood and leather. Love!


  5. this will be a first sale because it is different!! love how your makeover came out a hunky dude for sure


  6. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Wow, what a fabulous transformation. I love it. You did such an amazing job of turning it into a show piece. Love, love, love it. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty


  7. I love it!! I’m so glad you didn’t paint the whole thing!! Sometimes things are so much better refurbished instead of painted over!! (I’m pinning it to my awesome furniture board). 🙂
    Nicely done!


  8. Charlotte Des Fleurs

    Hi Susan,

    This is one of the best pieces I have seen from you. (My favorite is still the French Tea Table with Duck Egg Blue and gold-trimmed legs which I am soo sad you would not ship to California!) Anyway, just like people, each piece of furniture has its own personality. Happy to see that you listen to them.

    I have a beautiful silver tray that needs to be re-silvered. Cannot afford to do that right now. The tray corrals my perfume bottles and flower arrangements in my Masterbathroom. You have inspired me to try the Krylon Gold Paint. Gold will coordinate better wiith my decor.

    Smiles from My Slice of Provence, Charlotte Des Fleurs


  9. That looks like it would fit perfectly in a Ralph Lauren designer room photo. Amazing!
    If you have time I’d love for you to share it at my brand new blog party!
    have a wonderful evening…


  10. Thank you so much for joining my party!! I was so excited to see that you linked up!!


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