The Furniture Files

DIY Small Table Makeover

Small tables are readily found at thrift stores.  Find one that doesn't need structural repairs.


The finish might  be damaged.  That's ok!

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The legs might be worn.  That's ok!

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Use sandpaper to scuff sand the surfaces

After sanding, wipe down the table to remove any dust and dirt.

Paint the table upside down.  Yes - upside down!

The first coat will be splotchy. That's ok! I used three coats of paint.

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Gently sand the painted table with 220 grit sandpaper, apply antiquing wax and seal it with a matte polycrylic

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Look at those details!