Making Shabby Chic Coffee Table

Nov 18th

Shabby chic coffee table design trend goes under many names and permutations. Cottage style is exemplified by smaller pieces with less ornate frames and finishes. Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese-inspired look, shares this preference for simple but has a more washed-up palette, usually centers on ancient white, stone, pale earth colors and colored wood. French land gives more color and decoration, sometimes with narrow carved legs and shades of corn blue and saffron yellow. Rustic interior centers surround more solid pieces with wider legs.

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Shabby Chic Coffee Table Wide

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Determine the style of shabby chic coffee table that you prefer. A pedestal style table works well in tight spaces, but removes the possibility of hidden storage under the table. A low, simple table emphasizes the surrounding furniture and natural light. A round table wakes country style. Visit the yard sales, economy stores, flea markets and garage and winds of friends and family to find inspiration and locate material for table bases and table tops. Your coffee table will develop the shabby chic style more if you recycle or rehabilitate old pieces instead of using new pieces. But if you find your ideal table new, you can still add faux finish, painful and accessories to make it shabby chic. Some possibilities for coffee table material include old windows, small wooden doors, glass tops, large pallets, benches, pallets shipment or simple tables that you customize in shabby chic style.

Attach support table foot to the desktop. A pedestal base with a circular top may require drilling holes and nailing the pieces, or you can use a liquid nail product. If you have a heavy glass board, you do not need to follow it but should be sure the base covers enough area to support it well. You can also use wood brackets. For a traditional rectangular coffee table, attach four legs by drilling holes and screw or nail them in each corner, make sure the legs are level and the table is stable. Create dimension by adding architectural elements to your shabby chic coffee table. You may spike light wood trim with a raised or engraved pattern along the edges of the table. Ornate wood brackets between the legs and the underside of the table give it an imaginative look.