Accent Table Makeover: Metal & Wood
Hey all! So you know that I recently got the chance to work with, Bargain Hunt, one of my favorite places to shop. I found this cool little table at their Chattanooga location and I shared the before and after on their blog. Today, I’m sharing the how-to. I was planning on using it upstairs in the living room but now I’m rethinking that. My dream sofa is with the upholsterer now and I’m thinking it might look petty awesome downstairs with the new table.
I love accent pieces that have interesting details but they’re even better when they’re functional.I absolutely love pieces that combine materials, such as metal and wood, and I’m crazy about little details. Sometimes it’s the smaller pieces that pack a big punch and bring a lot of personality to a space.
When I spotted this table I thought it had a great shape and I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to give it a makeover. And since it only cost $37.00 I knew I had to have it for the new house. I’m so glad I bought it. The makeover was really pretty easy, and could be done with any accent table of any shape.
I chose this birch because I found the grain pattern to be so pretty. Plus it’s thin so I knew it would be easy to cut. I used two pieces just to make it a little thicker. I used a piece of cardboard to sketch out the pattern I wanted, just something simple. I placed the table upside down on the birch and traced the top. To come up with the measurements I just marked the center on each side and measured out an inch on either side, from where I marked it, to give me a center strip of two inches. Then I just divided the side sections by three, which left me with three triangles on each side.
Before I cut the wood I labeled the pieces on the back, just to make it a little easier to put back together, and of course I labeled the side that would be face down. This just made it a little easier to put back together since I knew the edges probably wouldn’t be perfectly straight. And I actually used TWO sheets of birch. I cut both pieces round, but only cut the pattern into the TOP layer. I sanded all the cut edges to remove any rough spots or splintered pieces.
Once I got the wood cut I spray painted the table with Krylon metallic gold paint and stained all the wood with Minwax stain in Jacobean. Next, I glued the wood to the table with E-6000, my secret weapon for things you never, ever, ever want to fall apart. This is some hardcore glue y’all.
I could have stopped there, but I really wanted to add some pretty handles to the sides. I fell in major love with this hardware I found at Hobby Lobby. So I drilled a hole on either side of the table, just under the top, and attached the handles with a screw. Not only does it add a pretty little detail but it also makes it a lot easier to pick up the table and move it around.
Can you believe this is the same table? I’m so glad I found it at Bargain Hunt! It was a fun little project. This could be a nightstand, an end table or the perfect little piece to pull up to a sofa or chair while entertaining, so your guests have an extra spot to set a drink. It’s the perfect little piece for our new home. Thanks again to Bargain Hunt!!
**This is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% my own.
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