You know I love my boho feeling sitting area and I would say the moody colors are kind of taking over my house! I actually grabbed this little table for my front porch, but until I get some additional porch furniture it’s looking pretty in my breakfast sitting area. I want to thank Eclectic Products for sponsoring this project and introducing me to their awesome products ( I have a supply list for you, read until the end!). I’m super pleased with how this coffee table makeover turned out.
This coffee table fell into my lap for $7.50! For real.???? I hit the thrift store and they happened to be having a 50% off everything in the store sale! woo hoo!!!! I knew this herringbone patterned top could be made fresh, it was tired. I’m gonna be honest. I was originally thinking it would be great in a white wash but as soon as I started the look I didn’t love it so I shifted gears to where most of my paint choices have been heading lately and that is the moody boho feeling colors that are currently so popular! I tell you this so you won’t be discouraged when things don’t turn out as you hoped, just change direction friend.???? I used two new (well new to me) products to get the coolest looking table in town.
To get a gorgeous rich color here is what I did. I started by sanding the table top down so the raw wood would take stain well. Enter Unicorn Spit. Don’t you love the name? Unicorn spit is a unique gel stain and glaze that is super versatile. You can water it down, layer it, build it up for rich color and use it on TONS of surfaces (think wood, glass, concrete, fabric, laminate and more…I know, my wheels are turning too friend!) I layered on the spit for this project. I added color by squirting some Jasmine smelling Unicorn spit stain (can you believe it? This stuff smells awesome on top of being fun to work with?!?) on the table spreading it with a brush and then using a rag I blended it in and wiped off the excess. I started with white (but didn’t love it for this table, so you could skip this color, lol) then I used Weathered Daydream (a beautiful grey), followed by Dragon’s Belly (a very bright green) and then added specks of Midnight’s Blackness for depth. I worked the colors together while they were still wet and really just layered, blended and smoothed the spit until I was happy with the mix of color. The Unicorn Spit stain will dry a dull dusty finish so you really need the next step to get the deep rich color and shine you see on my table!
This next part makes furniture look professionally finished and adds a great layer of shiny protection to your furniture or craft projects. I used Famowood Glaze Coat Epoxy over the newly stained green tabletop. When you mix up the epoxy follow the directions EXACTLY as they are in the product packaging (click here for more info and videos!). Use gloves and mix accordingly. That means mix for the entire time they tell you! Pour the epoxy mix on your prepared surface and spread with a plastic putty knife, be sure not to over work the material, it will self level. I used my Wagner heat gun to pop the little air bubbles in the epoxy. Allow to dry for 24 hours and keep out of a dusty environment while drying. The process looks daunting, but is really pretty easy and one of those tasks that makes you feel super accomplished when you’re done. ????????????
You will literally see your colors come to life when you pour the epoxy over the stain. (Of course you can use Famowood coat on top of surfaces with or without the Unicorn Spit.) You may be thinking, “I never see coffee tables for $7!” but friend, you have to get out there and look. There are so many awesome (and cheap) pieces of furniture just waiting for a face lift. ???????? With cool techniques like the ones shared here today you can turn trash into treasure, save money and feel great doing it. If you want to play around with the products I shared here are the things you will need (be sure to show me what you come up with!):
Boho Coffee Table Makeover Supplies
Unicorn Spit Stain – Dragon’s Belly | Weathered Daydream
Famowood Glaze Coat – this has the measureing cups, stir sticks, gloves and spreaders all together
Extra towels for blending
Tape as needed to tape off areas of your project
Heat gun or lighter
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