Furniture flipping can be very time consuming. So when a simple flip comes around, I jump on it.
This coffee table could have had a complete transformation witih new paint or stain, but coffee tables don’t sell that well for me. So I’ve learned not to put a lot of time or money into a coffee table flip.
That’s why I spent less than $5 and 1 hour flipping this coffee table. This is how I got it done.
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How I Flipped This Coffee Table
Because this coffee table was in great shape, I didn’t have to do any repairs and I only needed to put wood filler in a couple of spots on the top.
I started off, like always, cleaning the coffee table with Krud Kutter. Since the coffee table had been sitting outside for awhile, I did have to remove several spiderwebs. But thankfully, no spiders made an appearance.
I also removed the original handles so that I could clean underneath. I debated on painting the handles a new color, but the original gold seemed to match well to me.
Once the coffee table was completely clean, I began going over the furniture piece with restor-a-finish. This was my first time using restor-a-finish and I kind of had the opinion that it was almost a miracle product. I thought it would blend spots and remove scratches, but I found it mostly just shined the piece.
Unfortunately, there were a few spots on the top that were very noticeable. Instead of trying to match stain, I decided to remove a thin layer of stain from the top of the coffee table.
Luckily, after sanding and a few coats of restor-a-finish, the top matched well! Since I didn’t touch the base, other than using restor-a-finish, I only added a poly coat to the top of the coffee table.
I’ve recently started using a foam brush to apply the poly top coat. I find that helps minimize paint strokes and bubbles.
The Cost of This Flip
Because I used pretty minimal supplies, I was able to spend less than $5 on this coffee table flip.
I used the following supplies to make this flip happen:
Unfortunately, this coffee table hasn’t sold yet. But, if I can even sell this piece for $55, I’ll still make a decent profit.
This furniture flip is agr eat example of how easy furniture flipping can be. Some flips can be really extensive and complicated, but if you don’t want a complex flip, you don’t have to do one.
There are plenty of furnture flips that just need some renewing to make it ready for sale.