How to Paint a Large Coffee Table

5:30:00 AM

I'm finally getting around to painting this table!

As much as I love it, this large table has been sitting in this room for a year or so and every time I sit in there I imagine it painted. 

If you like that clock on the wall you can read all about the clock story here.

The sofa and chair you ask? IKEA... yes Ikea! I love this furniture, I have it in the den too. I would buy it again in a second. The slipcovers come off and pop into the washer. They are durable and come in a ton of colors... I have dark grey as well for a change of pace. The slipcovers are available here.

I liked the stained wood on this table at first, as a distraction from all the neutral colors in the room but as time went on it was getting very chipped... and not in a good way. 

Today is the day... I began by removing the black hardware from the top of the table. The top lifts open for storage so the panel came off to paint when the hinges were removed. 

I cleaned the table, dropped a plastic tarp, and began painting. Yep, right in the middle of the living room. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin so there wasn't too much prep since the finish on the table was not too shiny.

Two quick coats was all this table needed. I spray painted the black hardware {affiliate link} and re-attached it to the table. 

Wow! This was one of those "I really should have painted this table a long time ago" moments.

Painted coffee table in neutral color with iron details

creating a neutral look with painted furniture

I added affiliate links so you can find the products I use to create my projects. Click on the bold links to find the products at no extra cost to you. 


You Might Also Like


  1. I know what you mean about wanting the dark table in the white room....I'll be facing my own similar dilemma in the near future. I liked it dark, but I really like it white, too! (Cool table btw) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  2. Me, too!!!! I REALLY liked it dark, but it's beautiful white! You always do such a great job!


Thank you for stopping by, I love your comments and I will do my best to reply to all your questions and comments. By leaving a comment you are consenting to your email being collected for communication purposes only. Your privacy is important to me.
Have a nice day.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Homeroad's posts may contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a very small commission. It does NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra. Mentions of associated products/services/ businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. The affiliate fee I earn per month helps pay expenses that keep this site up and running. Thanks so much for your support!


This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies.

Featured on