I've been wanting to throw away or redo this table for some time but I guess I just needed a push to get it started. Thanks to our roofer who threw stuff off the roof and broke the table for helping me get started.
I've had this table for 5-6 years. There was nothing wrong with it but it wasn't my favorite either. It simply served a purpose as a side table on the back deck or front porch. Once the mosiac tabletop was shattered, it gave me the chance to experiment and create a wood stained top I'd been wanting to try.
Once I removed all the glass, I spray painted the iron white.
While I was painting the table, my husband cut a 1 1/2 wide piece of wood (which was a quarter inch thick) into 13.5 inch long pieces. We premeasured the table and did the math so we knew we needed 9 pieces. I positioned them on the table to ensure they would fit. Now that I knew I had the right measurements, I stained the wood pieces.
After waiting the appropriate time for the stain to dry, I sealed it with a polyurethane. And the a second coat of polyurethane. Looking back I wish I'd used a gloss versus a semi-gloss to give it more sheen.
Once the polyurethane dried (per the instructions on the can), I glued the wood to the frame using liquid nails. I also glued the slats to each other to help them stay level and secure.
I'm glad I didn't throw it away because I love the table transformation! Although my husband thinks I should have painted it a different color, I think it looks so much better than the original. I like it enough that I brought it inside to use in the entry way makeover (more to come later). This and the reupholstered ottoman motivate me to rethink all my unwanted furniture.
Is there a piece of furniture you are considering redoing? Or maybe you already completed the project – how did it go? Leave a comment and let me know you were here or share your experience or ask away if you have a question!!
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