Quick Coffee Table Paint Revamp- Paint It Monday

Coffee table revamp using Velvet Finishes Paint.  The Creativity Exchange
Hi guys!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and welcome to another Paint It Monday!

A few weeks ago, I decided to do a super quick paint revamp of our coffee table.  Our coffee table was actually my husband’s coffee table-when he was a bachelor.  We have just held on to it because I can’t seem to find just the right piece.  Between you and me, I have never really liked it and have been hoping to find a large ottoman coffee table to better fit the space and our needs (shhh… don’t tell him I said that 😉

This is what it looked like before I painted it:

Coffee table revamp using Velvet Finishes Paint.  No primer or sanding needed.  The Creativity Exchange

How about my sweet model Ava?

So this coffee table is solid wood and I just couldn’t take it anymore and on a whim, I decided to paint it one morning with Velvet Finishes Paint.  I just really wanted to see if I would warm up to this piece if I changed the color and finish.  I’m so glad that I decided to do it because the difference was so amazing:


Coffee table revamp using Velvet Finishes Paint. No primer or sanding.  The Creativity Exchange



Coffee table revamp using Velvet Finishes Paint.  No priming or sanding.  The Creativity Exchange


I was pretty blown away with the transformation!  I loved the change so much and that incredible matte finish made me look at the piece in a different way and I instantly loved it.

Every time I paint something with Velvet Finishes I am completely blown away.  The finish always looks like it took me days to layer, buff and accomplish but this piece took me about two hours!! Seriously, two hours!  No primer, no sanding either.

I am so in love with the color and the finish.  Here is a closer look at the finish:

Coffee table paint revamp project using Velvet Finishes Paint.  No priming or sanding! The Creativity Exchange


Coffee table revamp using the new paint from Velvet Finishes.  No sanding or primer.  The Creativity Exchange



The color that I used is a beautiful light gray with a very slight hint of warmth.  I actually custom mixed the color using three parts Minimalist (white) and one part Timeless (black with very dark gray undertone) in Velvet Finishes.

Velvet Finishes Paint- Minimalist- The Creativity Exchange



Velvet Finishes Paint-Timeless- The Creativity Exchange


I brushed it on with just a normal latex paint brush and let it dry completely and then I brushed on a second coat.  I didn’t prime the coffee table. However, if a piece has a shiny topcoat like a varnish or shellac, Velvet Finishes does recommend priming before using their paint.

Velvet Finishes also recommends use a top clear coat on high traffic surfaces (they have one called Protect) but I decided to not do a top coat and just see what happens.  After several weeks and lots of wear, you would never know it and the finish looks perfect.  I will eventually just do a top coat on the table top because we always set our drinks on it but it’s good to know that this paint is pretty durable.

I’m so excited with our pretty new coffee table and while I still would eventually love to find a really large ottoman coffee table, I’m not in as much of a big hurry.

Coffee table paint revamp using the new furniture paint called Velvet Finishes.  No priming and no sanding.  The Creativity Exchange


If you’re looking to try a new furniture paint line, it doesn’t get any better or easier than Velvet Finishes. I have learned a lot about this paint over the last few months and keep learning more and more as I try new projects.  I continue to be amazed with what it can do and how easy it is. I can’t wait to play with the glazes and jellys.


Coffee table revamp project.  The Creativity Exchange


Thanks for stopping by today!  If you happened to miss last week’s Paint It Monday, you can find it here.







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11 Responses to Quick Coffee Table Paint Revamp- Paint It Monday

  1. Julie spear says:

    hey Cyndy… Your coffee table looks great! Can you tell me if this paint is recommended for kitchen cabinets? Maybe with one of the topcoats?

    • Cyndy says:

      Yes, Kellie Smith has mentioned that several people have painted their cabinets using Velvet Finishes and it has been an amazing transformation. Yes, you would need a top coat because of the traffic and wear on kitchen cabinets. I know that Kellie personally will work with home owners to calculate the amount of paint needed and advising on prep and top coat for using Velvet Finishes on cabinets. If you’re interested and need more information, you can email Kellie at velvetfinishes@yahoo.com

      Thanks for stopping by Julie and if you decide to do it, I would love for you to send me pictures!

  2. It turned out great! I just pulled out my velvet finishes paint I ordered to possibly paint a table this week…I just need to carve out the time to do it. Or rather Rob needs to carve out the time to do it. 🙂

    • Cyndy says:

      Ha! I know how that goes girl! This paint goes on fast and easy. I can’t wait to see what you do girl! I know it will look amazing!

  3. Khaki says:

    It looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the time saving tips, too.

  4. Lois says:

    Cyndy, still enjoying your blog and FB postings. I was given an all wood bedroom set that has laminate top with some water damage from sweating glasses set on tops. Do you think the laminate could be repaired for painting if I poked pin wholes in bubbles and ironed the tabletops? It’s a well made set but it is a pinkish stain that I do not care for. Would love to try this paint finish.

  5. Nancy says:

    Love to try out this paint…on another note, where did you find that adorable tray?

  6. Susan says:

    Love your website and all the wonderful projects. I would like to dive into the painting of a few pieces of furniture this summer. We have a store here that sells Annie Sloan and many friends have used that brand. I like the finished product but the Velvet Finishes really has my interest peaked. Can you comment on the similarities or differences if you have use AS? I could not find anywhere that you previously posted information. Again thanks for all your wonderful posts and information.

  7. Eryn P says:

    Love this! Where is that tray from? 🙂

  8. betty says:

    Like Eryn and Nancy, I too am interested in the source of the beautiful tray. Many thanks.

    • Cyndy says:

      Hi Betty, the tray was from Target last year during the holidays. Hopefully, they’ll do something similar this year and I believe it was around $24.00. Thanks so much!

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