How To Make An Old Coffee Table Look New: 8 Simple Ideas
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There are plenty of ways on how to make an old coffee table look new. Sure, even the simplest ones will require a bit of time and effort — but on the other hand, finding a brand new coffee table that would fully match your needs also requires some time. So, before you make any decisions on the subjects, consider some of the easiest suggestions on how to make an old coffee table look new:
Applying new finishes
One of the easiest suggestions on how to make an old coffee table look new is to remove the old finish and to apply the new one. Sticking to the same type of finish is going to be a little easier — this way, you will not have to be so thorough while removing the old one.
Distressing the piece
Distressing the piece will not make it look ‘new’ exactly; however, it will help you to create a very sweet, rustic atmosphere in your room. Plus, distressed furniture looks nice in certain vintage interiors, not only in rustic ones.
Glossing it up
High gloss is just another example of furniture finish, so if you would like to give your old furniture piece a totally new life, you can turn it into a high gloss piece — the process is not different from covering the table in any other type of finish.
Adding decorative elements
A coffee table with drawers can be easily turned into an authentic vintage piece. Replacing (or adding, whatever the case may be) vintage locks onto the drawers will make even the simplest coffee table look antique and fancy.
Going with soft upholstery
A more creative idea on how to make an old coffee table look new is to replace old firm top with a new, soft one. You can simply add some velvet, fabric, or even leather upholstery to the table top and give a simple piece a new, extravagant life.
Making a faux marble top
If it is old plastic coffee table we are talking about, you can use faux marble cover. It can be simply glued onto the old surface — the solution may not be the most elegant one, but it will definitely help you to spruce the old piece up.
Changing the top completely
Yet, one of the best approaches to working with an old coffee table is to remove a battered top completely — finding a wooden spare will unlikely become a problem. Changing the old base for a new, fancy one is another impressive alternative.
And, of course, remember that regular maintenance (of wooden tables especially) can help you preserve the new looks of the piece for as long as possible.
Finally, do not forget that even though in some cases making an old coffee table look new is an excellent idea, sometimes it is not really worth your time and effort. If the piece is old and shaky, a more reasonable solution would be to get a brand new piece — fortunately, plenty of UK stores offer some really nice and affordable models to choose from.