DIY: Table Restoration

Happy new year everyone! One more day and we’ll say goodbye to 2015! So how did you spend the holidays?! Well I did spend mine with my family, did some shopping and of course since it’s a long vacation, I also did some DIYs, and on my first ever DIY post I’ll be showing you guys how to restore an old wooden table… But please bear with me, this was my first time ever to paint/restore something. Hope these simple tips will help you… 🙂

Since my make-up and skin care collection are growing, I needed another vanity table, so I decided to restore this old wooden table I saw unused at our backyard. Hooray! :))) For a first timer like me, research on how-to’s is a must! 🙂

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What you need:

  • Old wooden table
  • Paints (two different colors)
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint roller
  • News paper
  • Sand paper
  • Paint tray
  • Spatula

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Steps:

  1. Sanding. Proper sanding is very important cause this will ensure an even, smooth finish and the paint will not be prone to chipping. Of course after sanding it’s also important to remove the dusts caused by it.
  2. Painting. For first timers, we’ll skip priming (too much work! Hahaha!). As seen on my photos, I used two colors, teal for the top part of the table, and pink for the legs.
  3. Let it dry for 18-24hours. You’ll notice that the color of the paint gets darker as it dries… Which I very much like! 🙂

 

Other Tips:

  • If you want your table to have that artsy vintage-ish matte finish, after the paint dries you can also do sanding to go for that look.
  • Wash/clean paint residues as soon as possible, cause the longer it’s stuck on the floor and on your body, the harder to take it off.

 

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Tadah! What do you think about my newly restored table?… and the fact that it was made by a first timer, is it good enough? Well, I hope so. Hahaha!

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I love my new vanity table… It’s so me and I’m so proud that I did this all by myself! 🙂

What do you think about my newly discovered skill? Haha!

 

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*Photos taken using iPhone5s.

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