Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYClearly I’m loving hexagon shaped tables  since my previous posts someway or the other have been related to hexagon tables.I fell in love with this table the minute I saw it on Craigslist and I fall in love with furniture pretty quickly I might add. But the design and the Royal Pillar type woodwork at the front, I just knew I had to have it.

We definitely did not  need another table for our apartment but I just could not stop thinking about this table hence  we ended up getting it. It was in a pretty decent condition except for the fact that the top part had some damage.

The table before looked like this.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYThe detailing and everything was so pretty on the table that I was willing to forgo the issue that was happening on top of the table. Plus I knew it could be fixed and for $15 I say it was a pretty sweet deal.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIY The picture doesn’t show but the table also had this beautiful gold colored border on the front side.

I hadn’t planned on what I was going to do with this table and randomly spray painted it in the color Cool Blue. And for almost a month it stayed like that until just a few days back I decided to completely paint it White.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYWith my HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer I sprayed the whole thing in Behr’s Semi-Gloss Enamel in the color White. I sprayed three coats of it to get rid of the blue I painted on earlier.  It took me a total of ten minutes with the sprayer.

HomeRightNext I wanted the handles of the door and the pillar design at the front all in Gold and I started painting it as soon as the white paint was dry.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYYou guys can see hint of that blue popping out which I covered up with the Gold Paint later on. I used a really thin paintbrush to get into all the nook and corners and this is what I ended up with.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYLook how shiny and pretty the handles look now after some love.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYFor the top part of the table which had the damage I went in and Gold Leafed the table. Firstly because Ive been wanting a Gold Leafed table since forever and Secondly it seemed the easy way to cover up the damage.

Before I was thinking of decoupaging the table but then I remembered my stash of  Gold Leaf, so why not Right?

I taped off the top part of the table at an angle. I didn’t want to fully leaf the table, just where the damage was plus Leafing takes a lot of patience and I don’t think I would have had the patience to leaf the entire top part.

I taped the table first and then applied a thin coat of Modge Podge.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYAfter that it was just a matter of placing the sheets delicately.

Gold Leaf is a super temperamental medium to work with and you’re going to end up with not so perfect patches and gaps but thats what adds the beauty to it. You can always fill it in later or like I did you can go in with your Gold Sharpie to fill in those tiny annoying gaps.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYWhen that was done for the other side of the table I wanted some clean, crisp lines and with my masking tape I taped off the entire other section in a random design which I thought would make sense. I tried keeping the lines as even as possible knowing the level of patience I have for taping, which is pretty much non existent.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYThen I went in and painted in with my Liquid Gold Gilding. Clearly alot of Gold is being used for this table hence its called the “Royal Treatment” 😉

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYWhen that was dry I took off the tape and ended up with this little beauty.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIYYou cant even notice the damage on top anymore, the gold leaf camouflages it perfectly.

To preserve my hardwork I applied two coats of Polycrylic and then sprayed on top a High Gloss Finish. After that for the final coat I painted over another layer of Polycrylic aswell.

Im thinking of getting a Plexi Glass cut the same exact size as the top so that NOTHING happens to it.

But for now lets just look at how pretty it turned out and I’m glad it turned out the way it did.

Coffee Table Gets The Royal Treatment- Delicious And DIY

What do you guys think?

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Comments

  1. 3

    Julie Spear says

    Very cool!!! I have seen these old tables around, but never would have thought of this makeover – it looks GREAT!!!!

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    says

    I love this project! And your other tables. The gold handles really make it pop. Your table looks amazing! Stopping by from the link up.

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      says

      Hey Elizabeth I’m not sure what marble effect you are referring too but if you are talking about the before picture that’s how I got the table. Other then that I used Gold Leafing and Masking Tape on top. Have a great day :)

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