Coffee Table Revamp & Kilz Primer Giveaway

{Giveaway is Closed}

I’ve been helping my friend, Vicki, with a few updates around her house and first up is that coffee table that we found down in Port St. Joe for the sweet price of $22.  I noted that it was a solid wood table and would look great painted creamy white, so Vicki bought it and hauled it home.

It was a perfect candidate for a makeover.  That blah wood was begging for a revamp and Vicki wanted to go in a creamy white cottage direction with this table with potential.

We used the same Kilz Clean Start that I used on the porch walls and gave this table a fresh coat, getting it ready for 2 coats of creamy white. The fine folks at Kilz contacted me awhile ago and offered to send me a gallon of their Clean Start primer, so I of course, said YES!

We got a sample quart of Sherwin Williams Antique White to use as the main color.

After a coat of primer and 1 coat of Antique White, she looks like a new table already.painting and distressing a coffee table

After 2 coats, we were ready to start sanding back the edges for a distressed look. painting and distressing a coffee table

I didn’t have my electric sander with me and we ran out of sandpaper, but managed to get some of it done.  painting and distressing a coffee table

It’s a really cute table now and will be perfect for her family room.  I’ll show you more in there as we get moving along on it.  Not bad for $22 and some paint!

Here’s some fun news too for ONE of you!  Kilz offered to give away to one of my readers, a gallon of Kilz Clean Start of your very own to try out.  What can you do with a gallon of Kilz?  This stuff is great for walls or furniture, so the sky’s the limit.

All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post, telling me just what project you’d like to try out with Kilz Clean Start?

I’ll choose a winner in a few days and you will receive your very own gallon of primer.  You gotta love that!  Thanks, Kilz!

- Rhoda


  1. Great job on the coffee table. The distressed look gives some character to it.

  2. I’d start on my kitchen…or my bathroom…or some furniture pieces that have been driving me nuts. I have such a long list of projects I might need to supplement it if I won! ; )

  3. My daughter wants to repaint her bedroom this summer. We picked out a color to try out on her walls to see if she loves it. I am wondering if I should use a primer, then paint, or use one of those new paints that has primer in it. I think Kilz Clean Start would help a lot.

  4. I’ve got a dining set I want to paint.

  5. I have a bunch of furniture I am planning to redo and beautify again 🙂

  6. I was wanting to try my hand at refinishing some thrift store furniture and then sell it on craigslist. I’m without a job at the moment and I would love to take my passion to a “cash” level! LOL

  7. I would love to repaint my laundry room. It is a coral color. I want to paint it Tiffany Blue. Kilz will be a must to have a clean slate.

    Thanks for the entry,

  8. VintageBeachgirl says

    I would love to try the new Kilz on the doors in our beach cottage, there are some spots I tried to clean at first then realized they were under the paint. So I’d like to use it on these ancient doors and then some nice off-white paint should “Kilz” those spots, ha ha!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and thanks to Kilz for providing the prize! Take care, VBg

  9. Andrea Skeens says

    We have three doors leading to an outside patio and they all desperately need to be repainted. In fact, I think I can hear them calling to me saying “Kilz…Kilz…Please paint us” 🙂 If I win this, I won’t have an excuse anymore. Thanks for the entry.

  10. Margaret Anne says

    I have sooo many projects right now on my todo list. You have really inspired me, not only with your projects but with your character! Blessings to you! Ps. 18:2

  11. Bonnie Sue says

    I inherited my grandmothers antique dining room hutch. It has beautiful rounded glass and is made of mahogany. As beautiful as it sounds, it has an awful stain color and quite a few nicks and dings. I would LOVE to paint it a creamy white but first I need to paint it with Kilz. Thanks!

  12. We so need Kilz for our bathroom. The previous owners had a dark blue on the walls, and it shows through any coat of paint that we’ve used, so much so that we’ve contemplated wallpaper. Kilz is what we should try first, though!