Monday, September 10, 2012

"R" is for Round Table

Paint: round table makeover

 A friend brought me this round side table to refinish and she asked to have her last name initial painted on the surface:

The finish on this table was in bad condition, lots of peeling, roughed up paint:

And some added scribbles from little ones both on the outside and inside the drawer:

The table has pretty little claw feet that just needed a good clean and buff:

Love how the feet peek out from under the table edge:

Here's how I refinished the round table:

1. Strip existing paint:

2. Sand remaining finish and prepare for primer:

3. Prime one coat oil based spray primer.
Paint two coats Heirloom White satin.
Be sure to sand in between coats.

4. Print out letter as big as possible then sketch onto surface:

5. Paint letter:

6. Distress edges with sandpaper.
Stain with Minwax Early American:

7. To clean claw feet apply salt/vinegar/flour paste (my paste was a little runny here) and let it sit overnight:

8. Wipe off paste until foot is dry.
Buff with Dremel:

I'm definitely not a metal expert but the feet are now clean and fresh:

9. Seal entire table and feet with Minwax spray poly semi-gloss:

This friend also had me refinish a magazine rack awhile back, now she has a matching set!

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This looks terrific! Love your tip for cleaning the feet.

Jen said...

I love how that table turned out, the monogram finishes it off beautifully!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Oh my word. SO. INCREDIBLY. GORGEOUS. You are amazing!

If only I had the time to do this, I would SOOO do this. I'll put it on my ever-growing-to-do-list. ;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, jaime! you did a beautiful job on that table!

Ashlyn said...

Great job on the table. Looks beautiful! :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Gorgeous job! I love the initial. Megan

Jill @ said...

Love did a great job! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it!

Lizzi's Creations said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Love the monogram!

Jamie K. said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Wow! Here's another R word: Ravishing!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Great job! It's so pretty, it would look great in my house.

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

You did a fabulous job, so pretty! I'd love for you to link this project up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

Restore and Renew said...

I just picked up a table almost identical, thanks for the tip for cleaning the feet. I hope my turns out half as nice as yours.

jill wilhelm said...

Hi! Saw your table at MMS and had to show you.....

I redid the same table last year! So many of my pics look just like yours!

Great job!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your did a lovely job! It looks terrific! I would be delighted if your would link to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

Schulz Family said...

Visiting from Frugal Friday. This is so gorgeous. And your how to is really well explained. thanks so much

daisypetals said...

Totally beautiful transformation! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

suzyq said...

This is a gorgeous makeover - just love it - what a great tutorial!
Your newest follower -would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time :)

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

WOOW,this is a great makeover.....I just is beautiful :)
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

OMGosh! She's perfect! Beautiful table and beautiful job making her pretty again. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Showoff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jennifer said...

Its beautiful, great job! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

Prissyville said...

How beautiful! You could have easily left it unpainted with a nice stain but I definately love the painted and distressed version.

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Love the table love the letter.
Where did you find the font to your letter. Would love to know what it is.
Thanks Faye at