Geometric Coffee Table

This next project is a tale of two becomes one. I had in my studio a busted up ottoman, and a nasty side table with pipe legs.

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Say it with me…YUCK! I happened to find a glass top around ReStore that perfectly fit on the round table top, so it was meant to be. I decided to use the ottoman just for its legs and turn this ugly end table into a beautiful coffee table! Or cocktail table, whichever you prefer.

I took everything apart, started sanding the ottoman legs, and the round top and filling any holes. Then I gave the top a coat of Zinsser primer and stained the legs with my favorite Minwax Jacobean, two coats of each. Finally, I painted the round top with actual white paint.

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It was going to be beautiful! I wanted to do some kind of geometric pattern using painter’s tape, but I didn’t want to totally follow the trends and do chevron. So, I found another similar pattern that was more unique. I taped everything off with Frog Tape, and it was much easier than I expected!

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I decided to use two shades of blue, light blue and dark, alternating the colors. Both of them are free samples of Valspar paint from Lowe’s. I did two coats of each color.

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Then, the fun part!!! The Frog Tape left such beautiful, perfect straight lines. I loooove how it looks.

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There were a few boo-boos I needed to fix where the paint peeled with the tape. I’m not sure if it was from humidity or what. But, I just touched them up with a small brush and they blend in fine.

The final step was to attach the top to the legs. I drilled small holes and put screws straight threw the “ottoman” into the table top.


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