Over the last year as we’ve been settling into our new house we are slowly working on projects in different rooms of the house. Last week I shared my gallery wall that I finally put together and today I wanted to share a little bit of my craft room that we are in the process of putting together. Piece by piece it is coming together and it all started with this craft table redo.
My friend found this table that someone was basically giving away and had it at her house for a couple weeks. She asked me if I wanted it and I immediately made my husband pick it up and bring it to our house. We’ve had this table for almost 2 years, but it wasn’t until a few months living in this house that I decided to give it an update. See that lovely faux wood grain laminate top!
It wasn’t in the best condition, but hey it was free and I knew that I could give it a little life. I bought some Deco Art chalky finish paints to use for this table redo. I wanted it to be bright because I wanted to incorporate color into my future craft room.
I used about 2/3 of the blue paint jar to paint the base of the table. I did have to use more of the white for the top. I ended up having to buy another jar of the white chalk paint to finish the top. That dark laminate top just didn’t want to be covered up by that white paint. But it didn’t take long because it dries so quickly. We just painted this in my kitchen since it was so hot outside. You can see the top corner had some bumps, but I just filled it in with paint to make it match and blend in with the rest of the table.
Once it was all dry, I used a fine grit sand paper (150+) and gently sanded the top to make it smooth. I also distressed some of the corners of the legs to give it a little character. I wiped all the sawdust off with a clean towel and then used the Deco Art cream wax on the entire table. I just used a foam brush to brush it all over and then let it dry.
I LOVE how it turned out! Since I’ve painted it, it has kind of moved from room to room in our house until we, last month, were able to finally put it in its spot in the craft room. I even made some fun striped jars to match the table to hold my crafting tools.
My kids love doing art projects and homework at this table and I’ve even had some friends over to do some crafting around it too!
I can’t wait to finish my craft room around this fun table. It’s amazing what a little paint can do!