Have you ever suffered from OLD? I don’t mean age, I just mean making other things in your life a financial priority so you’re not over spending on frivolous items. I’ve had this crafting table for years and it’s been used in many different ways. There is some permanent damage to it, things I can’t repair. My main frustration has been that I am learning to sew and some rough edges on the table kept snagging my fabric. Even though I am thrifty with fabric purchases, it was really annoying me, so I decided it was time to fix it.
1 Roll of contact paper with enough square footage to cover the whole table surface!
1 Can of Spray Paint- your choice, but I LOVE this Valspar Metallic paint and WILL be using it again in another project.
You have the choice to take off the hardware and paint it or leave it on the table. Because I didn’t really care what the underside of this old table looked like, we left the hardware on. Then we wiped down all of the metal on the legs and other hardware.
Then came the fun part! Holding the spray paint 6-8 inches from the surface you’re painting, use long strokes and release the nozzle after each pass to avoid drips.
After 2 coats of paint have dried, roughly 1 hour, you’re good to flip the table over and start on the top. We had to sand this table quite a bit around the edges, like I said, it was the rough edges causing problems! We used a medium weight sandpaper (We is my friend Tammy and me by the way) and rubbed all of the edges at roughly a 45 degree angle to smooth them out.
Then we brushed it all down and got the contact paper ready! We measured extra so it would go over the edges of the table and cover up all the hideous brown!
We had to decide whether to try and trim and measure exactly or let it overlap. OF COURSE we let it overlap for ease, and maybe because it was getting dark and the bugs really like white contact paper.
We had to kind of fold the paper along the corners of the table. It’s not as neat as I would have liked, but it’s covered and still smooth! You can certainly see the imperfections in the table through the contact paper. However, this is a crafting table, and before long it will have all kinds of mess on it anyway! The best part is that if it gets too bad, I can peel the contact paper off and put new layers on top for a quick and cheap freshen up!
As you can see from the painters tape on the wall, there is absolutely some work in progress going on in our house! I can’t wait to show it all off to you!
What do you think of the craft table make over?by