DIY Farmstyle Coffee Table Makeover

We decided that our coffee table needed a makeover so today we finally did it.

What we used

  • Wooden planks from 1 pallet
  • 40mm screws
  • 4 Box corners (we bought ours from Leroy Merlin)
  • Metal studs (we bought a pack of these from Leroy Merlin)
  • 4 Swivel castor wheels (we got these from Leroy Merlin as well)
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Jigsaw
  • Hammer
  • Dulux Woodgard clear varnish

How we did it

  1. Firstly, we made coffee, because this was going to require some work!
  2. We started off by laying the planks we wanted to use on the table and measuring them into the right sizes (to fit the table length). We cut them to size using an electric jigsaw.
  3. We brushed off the wood and used sandpaper to smooth all the rough edges.
  4. We lay the planks onto the table and marked where the screws need to go. We used 4 screws per plank (one on each corner).
  5. Using an electric drill, we first drilled holes (using a slightly smaller drillbit than the screws). We then drilled the screws into place.
  6. We secured the box corners in place with screws on top and hammered the studs in the side holes.
  7. We drilled diagonal holes at the bottom of the legs for the wheels because the screws were too big to fit in straight. We then drilled the screws into place.
  8. Once done, we painted the varnish on the top and let it dry.

The end result…

Before:

After:

It was hard work but all worth it in the end. Our TV stand is next…