Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Upgrade Your Table: July DIY

This DIY came about because I actually loathed the finish on this sewing table. The color was dark and drab, making it unpleasant to look at. I decided to step up it's game with just a simple paint job.

The cool thing about wood veneer is, that as long as the finish is still in good shape, all you have to do is a sand and prime it just like you would with regular wood.

After taking out any hardware, we sanded the entire outside of the sewing table with an electric sander. There were some spots on the table that had swelled due to water damage, so we made sure to pay extra attention to them as we were sanding.

We decided to forgo priming the table, and instead used the first coat of paint as a substitute. 

After applying the first coat and letting it dry, we used wet sandpaper to get rid of any hairs that the brush left behind. This allows you to get rid of any minor defects with out messing up the paint.

We then applied the second coat and allowed this to dry overnight.

 I then took the hardware that we had removed earlier and spray painted it gold. As I said earlier this week, I am obsessed with gold, so of course I choose to spray paint the hardware just that.

I also think that the gold works better with the color scheme. It gives it that extra something. 

The next day I went to work painting the legs white. I liked the idea of different colored legs, because I thought it created a nice breakup in color. If the entire table had been completely coral, I think it would have been dull and monotonous. 

After the legs dried, I put the hardware back in, and that was it! It's such an easy upgrade, that can add a lot to a room. These colors are so much warmer and exciting than the original finish, and this is a sewing table that I will proudly take in my room.


  1. Such a good DIY, tha table looks great! you made it seems easy!

    1. I had lots of help from my dad, who basically told me how to do everything up to the painting... but I will take the credit for that! Thank you :)

  2. Great idea. I love the way you upgraded your table, it looks much cuter now :)
    I have many tables that need upgrading, maybe I should do it.

    Anyway amazing, and thanks for the idea. I love your DIYs, you have a lot of ideas!!!

    Mary x

    1. Thanks so much! I think it looks so much better now as well!