diy Dining Table … sounds intimidating?
No worries, our simple diy ideas will transform this $25 neglected dining table with only a few simple supplies.
Shopping Garage Sales or at Thrift Stores in the Fall is the perfect time to score big! So a few weeks ago I headed out on a beautiful Fall day to see what I could find. Shopping at Thrift Stores or Garage Sales can uncover treasures you may not have envisioned so keep an open mind.
Browsing around a local thrift store, Worthwhile Thrift and Freedom Boutique I came upon this neglected dining table.
Immediately I was able to visualize this table up-cycled and ready to use for dining, a game table even for a home office! Equally important this diy dining table was in pretty decent shape it just needed a little tlc.
diy process …
Whenever possible take the piece apart it’s a lot easier to re-finish that way.
Clean it up …
Throughly clean the piece with water and then go over it with disinfecting wipes.
Fortunately, painting the legs with Devine Color in Devine Blue Jeans was a simple process they were in good shape so no sanding was required, yay 🙂
Tip ~ Foam Paint Brushes of different sizes makes the job so much easier!
Using a white Primer paint the table top, sides and underneath.
Luckily I had some leftover Primer from Benjamin Moore.
Paint underside …
Flip the top and paint the underside in your desired color, I used Annie Sloan Ochre.
Burlap was the key to updating this neglected dining table!
The faux wood 42″ round laminate top with plastic edging and a missing leaf that left a split down the middle was in need of serious help.
And burlap was the key to fixing this noticeable gap adding texture and interest to this otherwise nondescript table.
Table top at 42″ I purchased 1.5 yards of burlap @ 3.99 per yard equalling $5.99.
Mod Podge …
A great product; simple, fun and effective to adhere the burlap to the top of the dining table.
Liberally apply Mod Podge with a foam brush then carefully place burlap on top.
Because it acts like a glue it sets up quickly and dries clear.
After the Mod Podge dries, cut the burlap leaving a 2″ trim to secure to the underside of the table.
Paint & Sand …
First coat with white primer, let dry.
Because the burlap has fibers it needs to be smoothed out by sanding.
Second coat of paint, Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Ochre.
Sand again if necessary to smooth out the burlap.
Clean the surface of sanding dust between painting.
Painting burlap is easier with a bristle brush.
Apply the ribbon trim with Mod Podge using a foam brush.
Originally I wanted to use nail head trim but with the plastic edging I couldn’t get the nail heads through.
Actually, using ribbon gives it the same effect at a fraction of the cost.
Apply clear chalk paint wax to the top after the paint is completely dry.
Be patient let the wax set up, it may take a week or so.
Almost Done …
Reassemble the table, sit, eat and enjoy!
Supplies we used for our diy dining table …
Burlap: 1.5 yards @ $3.99 yard
Paint: Primer, Benjamin Moore, Leg Color, Devine Color, Devine Blue Jeans, Top Color, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Ochre.
Wax: Chalk paint wax
Brushes: Foam Brushes, bristle brushes, wax brush
Ribbon Trim: $1.99
*Placemats and table runner purchased at the thrift store too!
The weekend is here, enjoy 🙂
and as always thanks for sharing your week with us! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home