DIY Projects, Home Decor

DIY End Table Update

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Hey y’all, and welcome back! One of my favorite past times is thrifting and turning those finds into something beautiful and updated. This post’s piece didn’t come from thrifting, but instead from my grandma, which just made the project that much more fun and special. So let’s get started!

Supplies Needed: Plastic Tarp; Paint (I used Valspar Reserve); Brushes; Mod Podge in Gloss

Step 1: Wipe the furniture down, completely. If there are any sticky areas, be sure to spend extra time on those. It’s easy to be lazy with this step, but try your best not to be, otherwise the paint will not apply as smoothly and you’ll wish you had taken more time with it.

Step 2: Set up your tarp underneath the table (if you’re painting inside like me) and get started painting!

*Bonus tip: If your table has knobs like these that have old paint all over them, don’t throw them out! Just take a small bowl and mix water with acetone (nail polish remover) at about a 3:1 ratio. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and slowly rub the paint off the hardware. After it’s removed, rinse the knobs off in water, and there you go!

Step 3: It’s sealing time! Mod Podge is wonderful for so many different things, and sealing paint on updated furniture has got to be one of my favorites. I wanted this piece to have a shiny finish, so I applied the Mod Podge Gloss, and allowed it to thoroughly set overnight.

That’s it! Now you can decorate your freshly updated end-table 🙂 Image 8-3-16 at 9.10 AM.jpg


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