DIY Tiered Side Table Update With Paint, Metallic Wax and Nail Head Trim
If you have an old side table that needs an update, you'll be amazed how much better it looks with this DIY project that uses paint, metallic wax and nail head trim.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 1hour30minutes
Drying Time 3days
Total Time 3days2hours
cordless finish sander
120 grit sand paper
400 grit sand paper
1" paint brush for the legs
2" paint brush for the top
a small side table
nail head trim
Step 1: Sand and Clean
First, remove any existing trims and garnishes.
Use a finish sander to scuff the table surface.
Hand sand the legs with the 400 grit sandpaper to rough up the surface.
Fill any holes and rough spots in the veneer with Carpenter’s wood filler. When it is dry, re-sand until the top is smooth to touch.
Clean the entire piece with a degreaser to ensure there is no dust, grease or dirt left.
Step 2: Paint The Surface
If you are using latex paint, apply a coat of primer. This is not necessary if you are using chalk paint.
After it has dried, apply 2 or 3 coats of paint on the table surfaces, allowing it to dry thoroughly between coats. Read the instructions on the can to find out how long your brand of paint requires for this.
If you want to protect the surface a little more and don't mind the extra shine, apply a couple of coats of urethane.
Step 3: Apply Gold Wax To the Legs
Apply 2 coats of metallic wax to the spindles of the table with a small brush, and smooth the brush strokes with a damp sponge.
Before it dries, buff the wax with a soft dry cloth to bring up the patina.
Step 4 : Add Nail Head Trim Around the Edges
The final step is to add nail head trim around the edge of the table top.
You can either apply individual upholstery nails, or use a nail head strip that only requires a nail once in a while.
DIY Tiered Side Table Update With Paint, Metallic Wax and Nail Head Trim printed from https://www.fromhousetohome.com/update-an-old-side-table/ on February 15, 2022