Have you ever driven by your neighbor’s trash and seen something they are throwing out and thought about throwing it in your trunk and taking it home?
I do it all the time. In fact, my kids make fun of me for doing it. That is until they see how I transformed it.
Take a look at what I did to this table …
It didn’t look like much sitting on the edge of the driveway waiting for the garbage disposal it but I saw potential in this little table.
I’m going to use three different techniques to turn this into a beautiful piece of furniture and give it a new home.
The first thing I had to do is sand it down in its natural state. You’re going to want to use a medium to fine sandpaper, depending on how many layers of paint you have to remove.
In the next step, I’ll be using two different colors of chalk paint on the bottom half. I painted the first layer in yellow color then when it was dry, I painted over the yellow with an orange color.
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The reason I painted it in two colors is that I wanted to give it a distressed look and have some of the yellow coming through.
Once the orange paint dried, I used a small piece of sandpaper and lightly sanded the edges.
You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video (Below)
Here I used a sponge to apply the gel stain to bring the wood back to its natural beauty.
This was the fun part. I found a design that I liked on Graphic Fairy and simply printed it on my computer. Then laid it on the table over the graphite paper and taped the corners to hold it in place and traced the design on the table.
Then I used a paint pen and filled it in, so it was visible.
Use a fine piece of sandpaper to lightly distress the design to give it an aged look.
Last step: seal it with a matt polyurethane clear coat.
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I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this one-of-a-kind table and found some inspiration.
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