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Upcycled coffee table with leather handles

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Sanding back to the original colour and adding black leather handles modernised this coffee table.





The project


I found this beauty on Facebook Marketplace and thought it had so much potential.


I started by sanding the whole table to its original raw colour and discovered a beautiful timber underneath. To add a bit more of a modern and interesting look I painted the bottom part black. The final touch was adding these beautiful black leather and gold handles. To protect the top, I added a clear varnish.






  • 40 grit and 60 grit sandpaper


  • Lane black leather handle 


Before and after


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