It’s Time for a Change
If you’ve dropped into my blog recently, you already know that we sold the little cottage in July (after 25 years in the same house), and that we’re living in an apartment while the new house is being finished. Ever since I became a bride 32 years ago, we’ve been painting and decorating through every style imaginable. I’ve done 80’s Country (remember the bears, geese, and stenciled walls?), French Country (still one of my favorites), Shabby Chic, and Primitive Country; just to name a few. In recent years, eclectic remnants of all the styles filled our little, REALLY colorful cottage with the red tin roof. I had my Primitive file cabinet, a few French Country roosters hanging around, and plenty of floral rose Shabby curtains that I made myself and didn’t want to take down. Our home was a museum dedicated to every color and style that existed from 1989 onward.
Industrial Style is the Winner
The only styles I never embraced were Greco-Roman and Farmhouse Style. The Greco-Roman seemed like too much white, and I never really liked ferns that much. I can definitely appreciate Farmhouse Style, but as an artist I prefer a more colorful atmosphere. Industrial Style does have a neutral color palette, which I’m ready to embrace at this point in my life. Plus, most industrial spaces feature pops of color, bright, graphic art, and tons of creativity. Luckily, vintage is definitely part of the vibe included in urban, edgy, Industrial Style. I will be able to include pieces that I cannot bear to part with. My husband likes it too. Iron and wood are a lot more interesting to him than my usual flowers and seersucker. I probably won’t expose our wooden beams or plumbing hardware, because I’ve learned the hard way not to do anything that will be difficult to change later.
Materials for DIY Industrial Coffee Table
- a wooden coffee table
- medium grit sand paper
- artistic paints- Black, Silver, Aqua Green
- brushes- 2″ sponge, 3″ bristle
- Liquitex Satin Varnish
- electric drill
- Loctite Glue
- industrial style knob
- castor wheels sized to fit your project
I upcycled the same coffee table in April of 2020 with a sunflower stencil and plenty of hand-painted sunflowers. I never dreamed I would be selling my home and changing the coffee table a mere 17 months later.
Directions for the DIY Industrial Coffee Table
Adding the Hardware
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