Makeover a Crappy Table
I’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.