Remember the 1980’s glass insert tables that were used as a sofa table?? Today, we will show you how a restyled sofa table was brought into today’s farmhouse style that we all love!
This is what the table started out looking like. Lucky for me, the glass was already missing!
I needed to create a template for the new top that my hubby would build and to do that I removed the thin layer of wood that would have held the glass inset. It was easy to remove. I turned the table upside down and removed a few screws – wa-la – the top scalloped edge piece came off!
And that gave me an idea! You can see a little hint in this Instagram Story image. I’ll share that in another post! 😀
In the meantime, I used a large piece of brown craft paper – the kind that comes on a roll and traced the scalloped edge of the table on it. I also added about 1″ for overhang on the the front edge.
build the top
Off to hubby’s workshop the template went! It’s tough to get images of projects that happen in my hubby’s workshop – he works on things as it fits into his schedule so I am never quite sure when he is working on them! I just know when they are finished because he brings the finished piece to my garage/workshop!
I do know that he joined the boards with a dowel joinery system that he uses often. The wood came from our inventory of reclaimed oak boards. The boards are solid, rough cut oak from industrial weight pallets. You can read more about those pallets and how we use the boards in our Farmhouse Table post!
time to paint
While he worked on building the new farmhouse-style top, I prepped and painted the base of the table for this restyled sofa table.
If you have been around my blog or any of my social media, you know how much I love Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. For this sofa table, I chose to use a custom mix of Farmhouse White with just a touch of Trophy. The Trophy added just enough of a warm gray tone to make this a gorgeous greige color that will go in any color palette.
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint chips up beautifully, doesn’t it??
I even painted over the little metal detail on the bottom decorative support with the milk paint.
The reclaimed solid oak top finished up beautifully, don’t you think? I used a technique with General Finishes Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown.
I will show you how easy it is to do this technique in this video! Join our YouTube channel for more tutorials while you are there!
Doesn’t the General Finishes Van Dyke Brown enhance the solid oak farmhouse top of this sofa table??
I talked about the process of this transformation over on my Instagram stories and ten minutes after saying it was available, it sold! One lucky lady has this restyled sofa table in her home right now!
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