Shabby Chic Coffee Table with a Painted Leather Top
I found this sweet coffee table at a thrift store and snatched it up. It has clean lines with just a hint of curves on the ends to give it a bit of elegance. And it's lightweight making it a perfect choice as I've been lifting some heavy furniture lately and was glad of a break from that!
|It took a keen eye to spot the date|
written on the underside of the drawer.
|Worn wood finish.|
|Ring indentations on leather.|
|Indentations filled in with wood filler.|
|The leather is not completely smooth, |
so I decided to work with the texture in the final finish.
I decided on a neutral color scheme and painted the entire table, including the leather, in Old Ochre (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint). The hardware is painted in Chateau Grey for a hint of contrast. I sanded back the paint on both the leather and wood to give it a worn finish and further sanded the edges for additional detailing. I applied soft clear wax and buffed it for durability and a smooth finish.
The final finish has the shabby look, but it is as smooth as butter and clean and fresh, too! It might not work in a formal living room, but it would work wonderfully in a family room.
|Old Ochre and Chateau Grey|
|View of top.|
|Sanded for a worn finish.|
|Edges sanded to accentuate the details.|
|The curves on the ends gives the table a touch of elegance.|
|Close up of hardware.|
|I love the little wheels!|