10 Great Table Makeovers with a Coastal Theme

Inspiring coastal table makeovers with the help of Paint, maps, pulls, rope, and more.

table makeover nautical
A beautifully painted compass is the focal point of this side table. But Nancy of Sea Rose Cottage didn't stop there. She completed the nautical theme with a Navigation Chart that is Decoupaged to the front drawer, and a cute Monkey Fist pull.

If you are looking for the cheapest versions of good quality solid wood tables (be it a writing desk,  console table or other) and solid wood furniture in general, go with unfinished wood pieces, like this cute Unfinished Wood Console Table painted by Confessions of a Serial Diyer.

Unfinished wood furniture pieces are ready to be personalized with paint or stain without stripping or sanding -well, perhaps light sanding to smooth out the surface, but that's all.  

Table Makeover with Upholstery Nails
Nautical table makeover with Decorative Upholstery Nails by The Bon Bon Shoppe.

beach table makeover
This table makeover also includes a Decorative Pull for the Drawer. By In the Fun Lane. Original source no longer available.

table makeover with map
This large Coffee Table from eBay was black and the glass top was severely scratched. The glass was covered with a local historic yatching and excursions map.

tray table makeover
An inexpensive Tray Table is made into a chic nautical side table. After painting, chunky lamp finials were attached to the corners and rope was wrapped around. Via Apartment Therapy.

The Ikea LACK Table, transformed with Rope. Start out by lightly sanding the entire table, then hotglue the rope to it.

table makeover from sewing machine
This Display Coffee Table from My Home Ideas morphed together with a sewing machine base and a printer tray.

coastal table makeover with shells
Table makeover from Fearless Nesting in Maine. A splash of color and some shell embellishment make this table a one of a kind.

Ocean Art Painting Table Makeover
For the really artistically inclined, here is an idea for a table top painting by Metamorfoza via Pinterest. Find a link to DIY poured resin art here: Ocean Beach Resin Art.