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Makeover a Crappy Table

By: Missy B

Repurposed Table MakeoverI’m not quite sure where it came from, but this table has been with us for a few moves now and usually has a tapestry thrown over it with a printer on top. A few weeks ago I drove it up from the barn to the porch for me to give it a makeover so I could put it in the upstairs hallway. I cut a board to size and used to L brackets and screwed a shelf in that was a few inches less than the width of the piece so it was set back a little. Then I gave it a light painting with leftover paint I was using on some replacement boards for the barn before they were put up. It was raining lightly as I walked back from the barn with the paint tray and brushes, diluting the paint. So it had a nice wash effect and due to our leaking porch roof it was dripping rain on the top all night splashing away at the paint. Once it was dried I did some light sanding on the edges for a nice antiqued finish.

If you’re interested, here is another blog post I did about antiquing an end table.

Category: DIY Projects, How-To, The Transplants

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  1. Jayne says:

    Great job Missy!! Looks very rustic / warm / inviting instead of forlorn!

  2. Missy says:

    Thanks Jayne! I’m pleased with how nice it turned out — the before was pretty bad!

  3. Amber says:

    I have been working with a great product called ‘Howards: for Wood and Upholstery’ It works wonders on giving your final product a wonderful look.

  4. That’s great Missy. I have never had the patience for refinishing old things; I tried once but never finished it. I am the type I’d rather build one from scrap, but I’m glad there are folks like you who can recycle and refinish things like this.

  5. SanDandy says:

    You did a really nice job. I wish I had the patience to do that.

  6. Karl B says:

    Nice idea. I’ll need to think about some of my junk furniture in a new light. Maybe there is something there worth saving. Did you need to remove any of the finish that was on there? It looks like one of those vinyl coated mdf tables. Is that right?

  7. Missy says:

    No, I don’t think it had a finish on it. I didn’t do anything to it other than what you see in the post. Just a little paint. :)

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