Didn’t I just share a coffee table build with you all over the summer? I sure did. It was our upholstered, tufted coffee table and you can find the plans for that here. There are many things I love about an upholstered coffee table. They’re great for putting the old feet up and relaxing a bit and they have such a chic and elegant feel. What I found after living with it for a while was that I really missed having a solid surface to put drinks on, a surface for playing games with the family and a place to put the popcorn during a movie night. Don’t get me wrong, the large basket that I was using helped a lot but it just wasn’t quite the same. I also tried a breakfast tray and still came to the same conclusion, I wanted a regular coffee table again. So we starting planning for a DIY modern farmhouse square coffee table!
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The timing couldn’t have been better because we were invited back by Kreg Tools to create another furniture build for their website BuildSomething.com. When I started thinking up design ideas I really wanted something that had clean lines, a second shelf for magazine and book storage and a medium brown stained top. After a little planning and sketching and with our Kreg Jig in hand here’s what J and I came up with.
A DIY Modern Farmhouse Table
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It’s a 3×3′ square table, which fits our sectional perfectly! We added angled supports for a little interest and I can’t believe how much I love it! It crisp and bright but still has warmth with the stained wood top. I wanted to make sure it didn’t have an overwhelming farmhouse or rustic look, so I did not distress the bottom half. The paint color I chose was Decorators White by Benjamin Moore. It’s one of my go-to white paint colors. The top is stained first with Sun-bleached by Varathane and then topped with a dark antiquing wax.
My basket found a new home on the shelf below. It’s the perfect place for all those things you want to keep handy but out of the way.
Aside from plywood, paint and stain that we had on hand the coffee table costs under $40 in materials. You can’t beat that! One of the best things we ever did for our woodworking hobby was to purchase a Kreg Jig. It has made so many furniture builds in our home possible.
If you’re looking for the free building plans we’ve shared them here on- Build Something.
Don’t forget to take our spring home tour this week. Our home has seen several changes this year and I can’t wait for you to see what it looks like today. You can see our tour here.
Have a great week friends and happy building!
Marty Oravetz says
This looks perfect. Marty
Thank you so much Marty!
chris aka monkey says
i love, love ,love this coffee table xx
Thank you so much! I’m glad you stopped by. ?
Absolutely gorgeous Amanda! Loving that gingham print bedding in your room. Also, the new coffee table is perfect!
Thanks girl! I debated switching out the duvet for something with brighter colors for spring but I’m glad I decided against it. Buffalo check is a classic!
What kind and color stain and paint did you use?
Hi Jaynee! I used Valspar’s furniture paint in Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore for the base. For the top I simply used antiquing wax by Annie Sloan to stain and seal it. 🙂
Jaynee, the base is painted in Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore in Valspar’s furniture paint and the top is stained with Annie Sloan’s antiquing wax.
Shelbi Nelson says
Hello! I have not tried to build furniture yet but would love to start with something similar to your table. I absolutely love how bright and modern it looks. Do you happen to have the measurements you used for this table?
I am hoping to recreate something similar, we shall see how it goes!
Thanks so much, your work is beautiful!
Where did you find the basket for under the coffee table?! I have been searching all over for one.
Kelli, I found that one at TJ Maxx or Ross a couple of years ago. Most of the baskets in my home have come from TJ Maxx. They’re super affordable and they normally have a great selection. 🙂
Where did you get the wood for the top and how much was it? I’m looking to reupholster my storage ottoman since the top is broken and make it into a storage coffe table since it still has life in it and I need something to put my drinks on! Lol.
Hello! I love your table!!! You mentioned that it is 3′ x 3′ but I don’t see anything that says the height. Dimensions on the drawings would be super helpful. Any chance you could share the height of tje finished table as planned? Thanks so much! Can’t wait to start on this!
Shea, the height is 18 1/4″ tall. 🙂
Perfect! Thanks so much!
Love the table!! Question… What color are your walls?
Thanks Michelle! The walls are painted in Halo by Benjamin Moore.
Did you paint the table top first.
I painted the base first before I screwed the top on. It just made it a little easier to get into the corners. I stained the top once it was on.
What is the height of the table?
It’s 18 1/4″ tall. 🙂
Where is your rug from?? Love it!!
Thanks Lindsay! I purchased it from World Market a couple years ago. They no longer carry it but I just added some links to the bottom of the post and I included a rug that is similar. 🙂
Hi:) just wanted to confirm ..u stained the top with Sun bleached by Varathane and then put 1-2 coats of Annie Sloan Dark wax to seal it?