Upcycled Furniture

Project DIY: Transforming a Vintage Table

We love a good DIY project! Not only is it fun to give new life to old things, it is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Part of a sustainability mindset is finding ways to use what we already have and therefore purchase less.

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The DIY Project: Turning this vintage table into a turquoise beauty!

Wooden table on top of drop cloth
Vintage Table – Before

Why I Love It

Krista and I found this unique little, wooden table and fell in love with the size and shape of it. Vintage pieces always have so much character!

The Plan

We were so excited to give this wood table a new life! The hope was to preserve and highlight the wood grain on the top, but we decided the walnut top and oak bottom would have been too much of a contrast, so chose to paint the table one solid colour. We fell in love with a turquoise chalk paint and couldn’t wait to use it!

Supplies List

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The Process

When using chalk paint, sanding down furniture is not always necessary. If the furniture has a glossy or bumpy surface, sanding the piece will allow for a more polished finish. Getting rid of the glossy stain will prevent it from bleeding through your chalk paint as well.

We used multiple coats of chalk paint to build a rich colour. The final touch was waxing and buffing the table to give it a slightly glossed finish.

Painted turquoise table on top of drop cloth
In process. Building up the coats of paint.

The Finished Product

Grey couch with pillows in background. Turquoise coffee table stands in front of couch. Glass vase with tulips sits on a stack of magazines beside a cup and saucer all placed on top of the table.
The finished product!
Look at those details on this beautiful table!

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