Give your coffee table a makeover using pennies

Give your coffee table a makeover using pennies

DIY Penny Top Coffee Table
DIY Penny Top Coffee Table

We’ve found a use for all those pennies you’ve been putting aside! You can use them to give an old coffee table a unique makeover!

Do you have an old side table that has seen better days, but you don’t want to throw it away? Here’s a fun way to revive it! You literally only need a few pennies to do this furniture makeover project. Forget conventional finishes like paint or varnish for a while. 🙂

DIY Penny Top Coffee Table - Pennies on Table

Let’s face it… there’s not much you can buy for a penny nowadays. In fact, I’m not sure there’s anything under about 5 cents! Here’s a clever and seriously inexpensive idea for when you need a new table at home. Buy an old, plain or boring but decent table from a local thrift store. Then use all those coins to create your own penny table!

If you don’t like the idea of using coins, you can also use dominoes, bottle tops, toy building blocks or anything else that takes your fancy. It’s a great project (with a bit of a challenge) that you can accomplish in a weekend, and it will give your old table a total makeover.

Why not give it a try on your old side table or coffee table?


  • Wooden Table
  • Pennies
  • Sand Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Black Paint
  • Thin Molding
  • Wood Glue
  • Tarnish Remover – for cleaning some of the pennies
  • Super Glue
  • Ultra Gloss Glaze


  • Mitre Saw
  • Paint Brush
  • Clamps (you can use other things as substitute for holding the molding in place until they dry)
  • Foam Paint Brush

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Thanks to Heart Maine Home for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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