Vintage Coffee Table Makeover… in MINT!

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Our weekend was just what we needed after a long week. My little sister headed back to school and moved into a new apartment. Before she went, I helped her do a little coffee table makeover.

vintage coffee table mint!This beat up little beauty belonged to my Great-Grandmother. She had a love for all things fancy! Her apartment was full of Victorian style furniture and decorated with dusty pink roses. Every time we would visit her, we would leave with one of her treasures that she insisted on giving to us. She would be so happy to know her coffee table is loved and being put to good use. :)

vintage coffee table mint!The table had obviously seen better days. When we found it, one of the corner pieces had been broken off. My Dad, being the awesome fix-it man that he is, reattached the piece with some wood glue and sanded it so you couldn’t even tell that it had been broken.

After giving the rest of the table a good sanding, we did a nice coat of spray primer. It is important to prime older pieces of furniture.

My sister decided on a mint color for the table {because, who doesn’t love mint these days?!}. We used Krylon’s Catalina Mist. I am forever in love with this color! This is the most perfect mint that comes in a spray form.

Catalina MistWe are all so happy with the final product! We had such a great time freshening up the poor, old coffee table! The table looks a little more blue in these photos, but the actual color is much closer to the color on the spray can.

vintage coffee table mint!

vintage coffee table mint!I always love combining old and new when it comes to decor. Combining a modern, fresh color with a more traditional piece has given this table new life. The lighter, brighter color draws even more attention to her beautiful curves and intricate details. I can’t wait to see how it looks in the new apartment!

vintage coffee table mint!


vintage coffee table mint!


Macy is always near by, but never bothers me too much when I’m getting photos for the blog. She’s usually a content observer. However, when I was trying to take photos of the coffee table, she insisted on being a part of the photo shoot.

vintage coffee table mint!Oh goodness gracious…she’s looking a bit pitiful. She’s definitely over due for a trip to the beauty shop. Sister’s still pretty cute though, even when she’s in desperate need of a hair cut.

vintage coffee table mint!I suppose she’s just really into that table, and was maybe a bit sad about saying goodbye to it. Schnauzer’s have good design taste. ;)

vintage coffee table mint!I’ve always loved mint, so I’ve been so happy to see it popping up all over the place! What is your current favorite color trend in design?