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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. 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!

  2. Love how this turned out it is adorable.

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

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

  5. I’ll drink to that! …a nice soothing coffee of course.
    Your color choices are warm and cheery at the same time.

  6. Love this! It is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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

  8. 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 :)))

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

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


  11. never heard of cocktail table…but how many people use coffee tables for coffee? 🙂

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

  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!



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

  15. Love it Debbie! especially those polka dot knobs.. very cute!! Jo x

  16. Congratulations! is just lovely!! Have a nice day!

  17. 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!

  18. What a great redo Debbie. I love the knobs, they are super cute.

  19. 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

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

  21. Debbie,
    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,

  22. That looks awesome Debbie!!

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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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