If you keep up with my Instagram stories, you saw I was working on this coffee table late night a week ago. I honestly just decided to do this on a whim. We’ve had this coffee table for over three years, and it definitely has seen better days. It just seemed so dark and drab… I needed to figure something else out for this space!
I’ve been on the lookout to buy us a new coffee table for over a year. But I can’t bring myself to spend so much money on a piece of furniture that isn’t technically necessary since we already have a functional coffee table. So I chose to give our coffee table a facelift with Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint, distressed it with some sandpaper, and Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax. I plan to do a very detailed blog post on how I use Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and distress my furniture at some point. I have been painting with Annie Sloan’s products for the past five years and have learned SO much in that time frame!
I was inspired by Sarah at Sarah Joy Blog to use the sled from the Target dollar spot as my coffee decor piece. I used her signature move of stacking books (which is my new favorite thing to do) to give the candle some height. I just got the books from Goodwill for $1 and tried to choose books with a neutral spine (I tore the front pages off… I know it was so sad but weirdly satisfying). I found this glass jar at Hobby Lobby and put in a few sprigs of glittered greenery + berries to add a little extra Christmas touch. I have to say, this is one of my favorite Christmas decor pieces in the house. I just feel like the sled gives it a completely unique and quaint vibe.
I’ll likely keep playing with this space (which is what I keep catching myself doing throughout the house), but for now, this is our coffee table and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It’s truly amazing how a fresh coat of paint and a few unique pieces can completely transform a space.
Here’s hoping this gives you some inspo! If you’re feeling like your coffee table is dated, worn out, or not cohesive with your space – don’t be discouraged! You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a new coffee table! Just grab a can of chalk paint, cup of coffee or glass of wine, and watch the piece transform in front of you! Add in a few unique pieces from your local Target dollar spot or thrift store, and you have yourself an updated and refreshed space.
If this post has inspired you to update a space, tag me in your post @jackieanneblog on instagram! I love seeing your projects!