Rustic Wood Grain Coffee Table



Today I’ve got a re-do of a previous makeover for you, taking a coffee table from a more coastal look to this rustic wood grain look.  I was able to save the faux wood grain I had previously done on the top, and re-tint it.

Let’s take a look back to the original state of this coffee table.

wood grain coffee table before with words

Here are the supplies I used for the current makeover.

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Re-Tinting the Wood Grain

This step was ridiculously simple.  I just used very watered-down Coffee Bean and painted it evenly in a thin coat over the top.  Because I kept it so thin and watered down, the grain and texture applied on the first re-do (full post) still shows through.

When you see the white top and the brown top side-by-side, it’s hard to believe that’s all I did!  Here is what the original faux wood grain I applied looked like.

wood grain coffee table

And here is what it looks like with the Coffee Bean layer on top.

dark wood grain coffee table angle

I love how the grain becomes more subtle, and therefore looks a bit more authentic with the dark layer on top.

Midnight Sky

To coordinate better with the dark top, I painted the base in 1 coat of Midnight Sky (a soft black color).  I allowed some of the original Driftwood gray to show through to keep it more rustic.

Everything got a light sanding, and I sealed with 2 coats of clear coat in satin.  I’m so pleased with satin these days, I don’t foresee ever not sealing pieces this way in the future.

dark wood grain coffee table straight front

Not only does it give a lovely sheen, but it’s practical for wiping and dusting as needed.

dark wood grain coffee table right angle

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rustic wood grain pin

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8 thoughts on “Rustic Wood Grain Coffee Table”

  1. Sherry Ward says:

    Great job!

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Sherry!

  2. Thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday link party (a couple of weeks ago!). We like your DIY and are going to feature it tomorrow. Hope you link up again. 🙂

  3. Love that you were able to keep that wood grain look! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Shannon says:

      Yes, I love the wood grain. Glad you like it too! Merry Christmas, Ksthleen!

  4. What a lovely table! Looks fantastic!

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Sarah! xo Shannon

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