Coffee Table Makeover

I have a Shabby Cottage Coffee Table Makeover for you today!Coffee table makeover

Have you ever thought about the difference between a coffee table and a cocktail table?

Coffee table makeover

I never really thought about it.  Until I started working on this basic brown cocktail table.

I had to remove the legs to get it in my car.  That’s when I noticed the tag on the bottom of the table.

Coffee table makeover

The information on the tag said it was a cocktail table.

It also described the wood, and that it was manufactured in North Carolina.

Coffee table makeover

I realized that yes, maybe when it was brown and had it’s brass knobs, it might be a cocktail table.

Coffee table makeover

but now that I added a little cream,

Coffee table makeover

and sweetened it with the polka dot knobs,

Coffee table makeover

It had to be a coffee table.

As my grandson would say, sweet brown cream coffee table.


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  1. says

    I love this so much! It’s neutral enough to go with a variety of decor but has those fabulous touches of whimsy and wow! The striped top and the polka dot drawer pulls are just darling.


  2. says

    You took a coffee {table} ‘refreshment’ break from the Internet and created this great piece. I think it has a wonderful cottage-coastal vibe.
    Welcome back!
    Your Friend,

  3. says

    Debbie, it is beautiful! Frankly, I always thought the names depended on the owners’ preference!
    Terrific makeover whatever it is! Thanks for the “Tweet”, Helen

  4. says

    Hi Debbie – I love the new look and no I had never really thought about the difference between a coffee table and a cocktail table. Thanks for the lesson – wait…not sure I know now either!!!! : )
    Hope you are having a marvelous week!

  5. says

    So cute! Love the fresh stripes and of course the cute knobs!!
    So, is a cocktail table taller?
    I am going to have to goggle this now… it’ll bug me! LOL
    Also love the double drawers. This is a Qt, great pick for a makeover.

    Glad to have you back from no internet land :)))

  6. says

    You’ve outdone yourself, Debbie! I am in love with this coffee/cocktail table (lol)! The stripe is fab, and I love the fun knobs that you chose!

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