Somethings just need a little tender loving care. This wood table you see in the picture to your left is a solid piece of furniture. But most people want something modern or a statement piece in their home. Why not try and re-furbish it? If you must buy the latest in furniture, then donate the side table. But if you're confident in your skills, then read on to learn how this wood table gets a face-lift complete with before and after pictures.
All it took was a bit of paint, a distressing technique applied to the paint, then new knobs to give it character. Here's what was done:
First, the table was sanded down using an electric sander with a medium grit sandpaper. Next, the entire outer shell of the table was painted a navy blue color. Then, a coat of white paint was applied on top of that. Next, we took a fine grit sandpaper and sanded the table to expose the blue underneath giving it a "distressed" look. Next, was the painting of the inside or underneath shelf the same navy blue color. The table was then wiped down of all debris. The entire wood table was given a polyurethane top coat of paint to seal it up and protect the paint.
For the final touches, the drawer was lined with a floral contact paper and a new pumpkin style knobs were fastened to the drawer.
A much different piece by the time it was done!