Geometric Designed End Table

Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. is back sharing a simple painted table makeover.  She used a little tape to create a cool design on her tabletop and create a custom piece of furniture for her entryway.

I brought this end table home from a thrift store when I first moved to Florida… oh seven months ago! I almost didn’t buy it but I posted it on my C.R.A.F.T. facebook page, and before I left the store it had 44 likes. So I took the advice of my fans and scooped it up for $15.

painted houndstooth end table

At that price this sucker was a steal. It even has dove tailed drawers! Here she sits in the store, in my car, and her baring her dove tailed joints.

paint wood furniture

I wanted to use Annie Sloan chalk paint on this table but I’m impatient and don’t have a place to purchase it nearby. My next choice would have been spray paint, but my no yard situation makes spray painting anything bigger than a picture frame very tricky. So I opted for a quart of paint from Home Depot. It worked like a charm, and the dresser only needed one coat. I knew I wanted the top to be a wood/paint pattern so I bribed my husband to help me sand it. He used an electric sander to make the top paint free and rough up the sides. Here are some action shots:

sanding wood furniture

This is me photographing through the door… that sander is loud!

prepping wood furniture for paintAfter it was sanded I wiped it down really well with a wet rag to remove all of the dust. I vacuumed out the inside and let it dry. I taped off the top with frog tape since I had a different plan for the top of the table. Then I flipped the table upside down, and used an itty bitty brush to paint the bottom.

painting wood furniture

While I waited for the bottom of the table to dry, I painted my new World Market owl knobs white. I kind of love these little guys!

painting knobs

After the base of the table was dry, I started working on the top. I didn’t have a major plan, I just knew I wanted something with some wood showing. I eyeballed the design because I figured that as long as it looks good to the eye, what’s a centimeter or two?

taped design on table

And now for this most fun part of the table – taking the tape off to reveal the lovely design.

removing tape from tabletop

Voila! I love it!

houndstooth furniture

I screwed in the newly painted owl knobs, slid in the drawers, and started styling my new entry way table…

houndstooth tabletop

Here’s one of the whole she-bang…

painted and stained wood end table

end table transformation

And a good ol’ before and after…

before and after painted and stained table

I love the new look! And what I love even more is that I discovered how fun it is to make patterns with tape! Have you made over any furniture lately? Or done any tape patterns? I’d love to hear about it.  Here are a few of my posts lately, please come on over.

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Comments

  1. I love your table and the great design on the top. I would not have thought of doing a geometrical design but would love to try it now! What color did you use on the table?

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