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.
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
- Mohawk Epoxy Putty Stick
- Spray Paint
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Measuring Tape
- Spray Adhesive
Here is the table before. It had quit a few gauges and scratches.
The first thing I did was removed the drawer and lightly sanded down the whole piece.
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.
Next I lightly sanded over the puttied areas to create a smooth surface with 120 grit sandpaper.
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.
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.
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.
I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric.
Here are a few AFTER photos.
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.
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