Monday, July 8, 2013

Thrift Store Table Makeover/Re-build (Reveal)

The hall table, unfortunately, wasn't supposed to be a table we made over, but someone got a bit overzealous with the sander.  We ended up down to the plywood,so we had to redo the entire top.  
This project quickly went from a thrift store makover to a rebuild.

Here's how the original table looked...



And here's how we turned it back into something beautiful.

After we removed the old top, we went to Home Depot and found a nice piece of 16" x 48" pine wood.  I picked the piece with a beautiful grain to it.  We bought quarter round for the sides of the table to make sure it had a nice finished edge.
We had the guys at HD cut down the piece of wood for the exact measurement we wanted.  Then we used the nailgun and attached it to the base.  We did the same with the quarter round making angled cuts for the corners.  
Once it was all attached I sanded it down....this time being more careful.  We picked a stain that matched our hardwood floors and used an old cotton shirt to apply the stain to the table top.  After letting the first coat dry, we added a second coat.  Then we topped it with two coats of clear polyurethane to seal the top.

Then I turned my attention to the drawers and legs, which were originally painted tan.  I decided to go with a crisp and glossy white so I use builder enamel white paint for the drawers and legs.
I bought new wood knobs and stained them the same color as top.  They easily attached with a screw and we called it a day (or two!)

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Project by: Stephanie
Posted by: Melissa