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. 1
    Amy* 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.

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    I didn’t know there was a difference, but I like your cream coffee table, Debbie!

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    cassie says:

    so cute! i am a huge fan of pattern mixing in fashion and decor- stripes with dots, yes. florals with chevrons, of course. love it! so cottage cute!

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    Martina says:

    That looks awesome Debbie!!

  5. 5

    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,
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    jenni says:

    just bring that with u when u come to Lawson’s party! love it.

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    Helen 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
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    debbiedoos says:

    What a great redo Debbie. I love the knobs, they are super cute.
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    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!
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    giovanna says:

    Congratulations! is just lovely!! Have a nice day!
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    Jo says:

    Love it Debbie! especially those polka dot knobs.. very cute!! Jo x
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    Gina says:

    That is so pretty! I love the striped top and the soft colors. The knobs are pretty cute too!
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  13. 13

    That is one amazing coffee table that I would love to rest my cocktail on …well, on top of a coaster, of course! Wouldn’t want to ruin that gorgeous finish!


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    Vicky says:

    Love the stripes and the subtle color. The polka dots give the table some pizzazz too!
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  15. 15

    never heard of cocktail table…but how many people use coffee tables for coffee? :)
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    Bliss says:

    Pinning this to remind me I can turn a typical brown table (coffee or cocktail) into something wonderful.

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    Tammy says:

    Very nice! Love the polka dot knobs and the colors…

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    Shannon Fox 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 :)))
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    karin says:

    oh Debbie! I have been waiting to see it! I love it…puts me in such a good mood!

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    Laurie says:

    Love this! It is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    I’ll drink to that! …a nice soothing coffee of course.
    Your color choices are warm and cheery at the same time.
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  22. 22

    I am loving the stripes! I’m thinking I may do this to the top of my beachy blue desk.
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  23. 23

    How fun – looks like a Mackenzie Childs table!
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  24. 24

    Love how this turned out it is adorable.
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    Becca 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!

  26. 26

    Fabulous! I just love it!
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