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This side table makeover's twist comes from the contrast between bright new color and worn out looking wood.
This side table catches the eye but is super easy to make. Choose color you love, preferably a hue that contrasts with wooden surface. Antiquing wax makes perfect earthy finish.

Posted by Sannu Vaarala Published See Sannu Vaarala's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a wooden side table. It is essential that the table you choose is made of wood so you get the bare wood visible to the table surface.

  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove as much paint with scraper as you can and then finish by sanding. It doesn't matter if the foot has some paint in it because you are going to paint it again. The table surface though should be clean with no paint stains.

  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sand the table surface clean and smooth with sander. Remember that the table surface is going to be left visible with no covering paint. Clean the table with water and a towel. Let dry.

  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint the table foot and the edge of the table surface with coconut paint. I chose lilac color. Paint 1-3 layers. Let dry properly.

  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then it is time to treat the table surface. Apply antiquing wax with a cloth to the wood. Let dry.

  • How to make a side table. Side Table Makeover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sand the table surface gently so you get the beautiful wood visible and the surface becomes a bit lighter. Clean with cloth and you are ready.

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