DIY Table Transformation

Hello, it’s Amanda from mommy is coocoo! I am excited to share another tutorial with you! Today I am going to show you how I transformed a $60 craigslist table into this peacock blue masterpiece…

Or, as this coocoo momma would say, “How to add a little somethin’, somethin’ to your table!”

When I purchased the table it looked like this. Pretty boring, yet sturdy and with lots of potential!

So, out came my peacock blue paint, glaze, and lacquer and my inexpensive table became the focal point of my family eating area.

Here’s how I did it:

{Before I get started, I would like to say you can do it too! It’s not that difficult, I promise.}

  • I bought a gallon of peacock blue paint from Wal-Mart (cost about $13). 
  • I lightly sanded the top of my table with my hand held sander. 
  • (and then) I just started painting (see it’s really not that difficult). Paint the entire table and let all the paint dry. 
  • Now it’s time to glaze. I bought glaze from Lowe’s or Home Depot (I can’t remember which one). If you aren’t sure what to do, go to the paint department find an employee and tell them you need some glaze. Viola! You will walk out (for about $25 bucks) with something like this.

Mix the glaze with whatever paint color you want to add to your already painted furniture. Does this seem scary? It’s not. I chose black paint but you could use whatever color you like (I’ll have more options for you in future posts).

I mixed equal parts glaze and black paint. If this is your first time to glaze don’t freak out, you may want to start out with more glaze and less paint. You can always add more paint to your glaze/paint mixture.

Make sure your table is clean (wipe all the dust off from when you sanded).

Start glazing! It’s just like regular painting now (clearly, you don’t need a new paint brush). I like to use long horizontal paint strokes. Don’t panic if you get too much paint in one spot! Keep your brush moving. You are going to love it!

After your first coat of glaze dries decide if you want to add more (I did because I wanted my table to be a little bit darker. It’s all about preference).

 Finally, I added this protective finish (bought at Wal-Mart) to the table (This step is a lot of work but it is worth it! Follow the instructions on the can).

I never had a round table growing up. Did you?

I really enjoy how close my coocoo party of five is when we are eating. Since there is no chance I am going to be able to eat a meal without helping (at least) three other people, the round table makes it much easier for me to serve, cut food, wash hands and faces, and give mean mommy looks when the kids aren’t eating their food.

I hope this tutorial inspires you! Thank you so much for allowing me to share today Melissa!

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  1. says

    It looks good to me. Very crafty. See I wish I was crafty and creative and could think of easy things like this. I would love to redo my room. even my bulletin boards in my room that holds my pictures. but my search on pinterest was a fail. would love to hear from you.

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