Wooden Side Table Makeover


Easy DIY Upcycled Furniture Idea: Wooden Side Table Makeover

This article, Wooden Side Table Makeover is sponsored by Mohawk. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wooden Side Table Makeover

One of my best friends moved in to a new place and wanted to change her décor. I spotted this old wooden side table she had and asked her if she needed me to give it a makeover to match her new design. With a little love and a few easy steps, this little wooden side table makeover was a breeze.

Time: 1-2 hours plus dry time


  • Sandpaper
  • Mohawk Epoxy Putty Stick
  • Spray Paint
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Measuring Tape
  • Spray Adhesive


Here is the table before. It had quit a few gauges and scratches.

Wooden Side Table Before

Wooden Side Table Top Before

Wooden Side Table Scratches

Wooden Side Table Damage

The first thing I did was removed the drawer and lightly sanded down the whole piece.

Wooden Side Table Makeover 120 Grit Sandpaper

After I cleaned off all dust and debris, I applied Mohawk epoxy putty in all the gauges, cracks, and nicks on the top and legs. The epoxy stick comes in many colors to match your wood, however since I planned on painting over this, I used beige. When applying the putty, knead it with your fingers first and apply a generous amount to the surface that needs repaired.

Wooden Side Table Makeover With Mohawk Epoxy

Wooden Side Table Epoxy

Next I lightly sanded over the puttied areas to create a smooth surface with 120 grit sandpaper.

Wooden Side Table Sanded

Once I cleaned off the debris and dust, I spray painted the drawer and base with Krylon’s chalkboard slate gray. I did several light coats.

Wooden Side Table Spray Painted

The piece looked nice gray, however after looking at it, I wanted to add a little color and pattern to match my friend’s décor.

Wooden Side Table Painted

I measured and cut fabric to fit the top of the table as well as the sides. A rotary cutter to cut the fabric is a ideal for this piece.

Wooden Side Table Fabric Cover

I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric.

Fabric Top Side Table

Here are a few AFTER photos.

Wooden Side Table Upcycle

Wooden Side Table Makeover After

Wooden Side Table Makeover DIY Inspired

Check out my guide for why you should buy furniture secondhand. It also includes a list of trash to treasure project ideas.

Thank you to Mohawk for sponsoring this post. Be sure to check out all their products for your wood, fabric, and leather DIY projects including touch ups, polish, cleaner, and more.

Wooden Side Table Makeover Before and After

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  1. I love what you did with this little side table! The putty stick looks so much easier to work with than my tub of putty. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  2. What a great makeover! I’ve never heard of Epoxy putty stick, so learned something new. Hope you can come and share on Merry Monday again.

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