I found the most perfect thrifted table that doesn’t take up a lot of space and we can use to put together puzzles.
During quarantine our family decided to put together puzzles to pass the time together.
Even though we are well past shut down, puzzles have remained a favorite activity for our family.
We have a little landing area upstairs in our new home which is the perfect spot for putting together puzzles.
However, the space is small and the table we had there took up way too much space.
Then I spotted this cutie at my favorite thrift store and knew it was exactly what we needed.
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The color of the thrifted table was all wrong for the space, so it was time for a makeover.
I tried my new oven cleaner method on this thrifted table hoping it would work, especially with those spindle legs.
Sadly, the varnish that was on the thrifted table was giving me quite the fight, so I resorted to my tried and true method of furniture stripping, sanding.
Quickly I learned that the sanding method would prove quite challenging on the legs and I pivoted yet again.
Even though the old table wasn’t write for the space, it was the inspiration for the new thrifted table.
My vision for the loft area had a coastal farmhouse flair.
While the rest of our home has transitioned away from coastal decor, I still had a few sentimental and favorite pieces that needed a home.
I loved the look of the old table with the white painted bottom and the stained top and that’s exactly what I chose to do with the new thrifted table too.
I had left over paint from my bedside table makeover, Picket Fence by Fusion Mineral Paint, and that’s what I painted the bottom part of the thrifted table.
First I applied a wood sealer that would help the unfinished wood accept the stain evenly.
After everything dried, I gave the whole thing a coat of BEHR polyurethane to seal the thrifted table and protect it from all the fun it was about to witness.
The thrifted table is now the most perfect puzzle table for our family.
I was drawn to this table because of it’s drop leaves.
I love that when the girls are working on the puzzle it doesn’t take up much space and we can easily move the puzzle board out of the way.
Target had the most adorable ottomans that matched the decor and fit perfectly under the table.
Now the space is complete and our family has the most perfect puzzle coastal farmhouse table.