My inspiration was this Joanna Gaines-y DIY, where they had white legs and a lighter colored top.
Here's what I did to get that look:
Step 1: Prep your space. I used newspaper under the top, and flipped the legs up. I taped around the top so no paint would leak down onto the top of the coffee table.
Step 2: Sand down your wood with a low-number grit. Then, go over it with a finer sandpaper. I really roughed it up, then went to town with the palm sander.
Step 4: Paint the legs! I used a paintbrush for more of a country/distressed look, but a paint sprayer would give a more seamless finish. Go eat lunch, fold a bit of laundry (or eat a few donuts and watch Parks & Rec on Netflix, no judgement here), then paint it all again. 2 coats should do it! (When this dries, you can also take that fine-grit sandpaper and randomly sand some spots to give it that distressed finish.)
Step 5: Sand down the top of the coffee table.
Step 6: Tape the legs, and then use a roller to clearcoat the top. I used this satin finish polyurethane. (Because I was in such a rush to get this done, I didn't take any pictures of this part. Oops!)
Let's pretend you can't see that our front window still needs trim underneath it. One thing at a time, folks. (Plus, when you have a super cute baby to play with, house projects sometimes fall by the wayside!).
What projects have you been working on lately? What would you do to spruce up the coffee table--paint it a fun color, paint the entire thing, etc.?