Cottage Style Coffee Table Makeover

Cottage Style Coffee Table Makeover - This $5 yard sale find is now charming! Just before I went back to work in August, I scored a coffee table at a yard sale for just $5.  The lady was in an apartment, moving to Georgia, and was very eager to get rid of this piece.  When I heard the price of $5, I couldn’t load it into my truck fast enough.

Once I got this piece in my truck, I realized that it reeked of smoke.  Blah!  I left it outside in the heat of August for nearly a week and nature’s oven took care of the smell.

Coffee Table Before2

I’ve been working on this coffee table on and off since August and finally finished its makeover.  All it needed was some sanding and a fresh paint job with wax for protection.

I painted this piece with Sweet Cream paint from The Plaster Paint Company and sealed it with liquid wax from the same company.  I really like the liquid wax because it protects with a subtle shine with no buffing needed.

Coffee Table Makeover - Cottage Syle

Before I took this piece to Blue Sky Cottage where I have a booth, I snapped some pictures of it in my yard.  This coffee table is a nice size and has a handy drawer for storing all of those pesky remotes.

Farmhouse Style Coffee Table Makeover

I always dry my gourds and then use them year after year.  The wooden bowl was my grandmother’s, given to me shortly after I got married.

Wooden Bowl with Dried Gourds

The crock was also my grandmother’s and I’m guessing quite old because she left a tag on the bottom of it where it had been on display at her local historical society.  My mom gave me the old Clorox bottle.  Brown Clorox Bottle and Antique Crock

I’m happy with the end result of this coffee table makeover and hope that someone soon buys it to enjoy in their own home.  If you like this makeover, I’d love for you to pin it to Pinterest for others to discover.

Cottage Style Coffee Table Makeover by

I’ll be back later this week with another makeover that’s been in the works since summertime.


  1. You did an awesome job on that coffee table! And I’m in love with that old Clorox bottle. I didn’t know that once upon a time Clorox came in those pretty glass bottles. I always learn something new when I read your posts. Have a great day!

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  5. The table looks adorable painted in the cream color and I’m loving your accessories on top. Thanks for sharing at Inspired by You. I pinned it to our group board. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please check back on Friday to see if you have been featured and visit us again next Sunday.

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