Turn An Old Door Into A Farmhouse Style Coffee Table

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Who is ready for a beautiful, and easy, DIY furniture tutorial? I built a gorgeous new coffee table for our living room, which was in desperate need of something a little lighter, both physically and visually, in this space. The old table was a great size for playing games, and until I purchased new slipcovers for the sofa and love seat, it also added a dose of the navy blue I love so much. But, with blue slipcovers, the blue table was just too much. I could have just painted it again, but I was ready for a new look.

Add rustic farmhouse charm to your home with this easy DIY coffee table made from an old door!

I have had this solid wood half door sitting in my basement for probably 5 years. I picked it up out of the trash pile when we were cleaning out my grandma's home, it was too good to just be tossed. The plan all along was to turn it into a table, it just took me some time to figure out exactly what I wanted it to look like.

Add rustic farmhouse charm to your home with this easy DIY coffee table made from an old door!

DecoArt sent me some of their new Vintage Effect Wash paint to try out, and as soon as I pulled this beautiful patina color out of the box, I knew it was time to build my table. Unlike a regular acrylic paint, this goes on lighter for a more washed-out look. It is made to let the wood grain show through, giving you that perfect farmhouse weathered finish with a little but of color.

Turn an old door into a farmhouse coffee table with DecoArt Vintage Effects paint in the color Patina

I started by sanding the old finish off the door, and then giving it a good cleaning to remove the dust and any remaining dirt, etc. (This is the newer version of the sander that I use.)

How to turn an old door into a beautiful farmhouse style coffee table

Instead of using a brush, I grabbed an old cut-up t-shirt and used that to apply my paint. I just dipped it in the paint and wiped the paint on, going with the grain of the wood. Using the t-shirt gave me more control over how much paint I put on and where. And it was easy to remove extra paint if I put a little too much on.

Turn an old door into a farmhouse coffee table with DecoArt Vintage Effects paint

Some of the edges I added more paint, and in the panel parts of the door, you can see more of the wood detail coming through. I did two coats, letting the first on dry for 15-20 minutes before going over it again. Then after letting the second coat dry for about 30 minutes, I took a clean t-shirt scrap and gently buffed the entire thing, which gave it a buttery soft finish. There is no need to add a sealer or top coat either, unless you really want to.

Love the rustic farmhouse look? Check out this gorgeous weathered farmhouse style coffee table made from an old door!

Check out this easy way to add rustic farmhouse charm to your home with this DIY coffee table made from an old door!

The finishing touch was adding these fabulous hairpin table legs!! Not kidding, I am in love with these! They are the perfect finishing touch to this table, and what ultimately give it the lighter feeling I wanted in this room. The simple lines add a fun industrial touch, and are a perfect compliment to the farmhouse finish of the table top.

DIY weathered farmhouse coffee table with black hairpin legs

I still can't get over how good this is! Overall this table is just slightly smaller than the old table, so we didn't lose any surface space, but it makes the room feel so much bigger now. I love, love, love how my new farmhouse style coffee table turned out!

Turn an old door into an amazing weathered farmhouse style coffee table in just a few simple steps!

Amazing Makeover Alert! Turn an old door into a gorgeous weathered farmhouse style coffee table in just a few simple steps!


I'm so glad to have this project done, and no longer just sitting in the basement! What is the one project you have all the supplies for at home, you just haven't taken the time to complete it yet?

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  1. I have some doors too that I've been waiting for some free time to use! Thanks for sharing your lovely coffee table! The color you ended up with is divine! Love the blue shade with the wood grain showing through!

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