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DIY Round Side Table Makeover

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I am excited to share this round side table makeover with you today! It was an easy project and I am IN LOVE with its shape and how it turned out.

I haven’t been to many yard sales this summer, but I have found a couple that have been so much fun! I think I have maybe stopped at five yard sales total this summer. That is a crazy low number for me. I am usually out and about every week seeing what I can find. The pandemic has changed that, but it hasn’t stopped it completely. I have been to two sales this summer that were really amazing and I came home with some great finds. Although, through this pandemic, I am a little pickier about what I am bringing home. #whodis

The piece really has to speak to me for me to bring it home this year and this table was screeeamminggggg, “TAKE ME HOME!” 

I listened.

before photo

I didn’t see this table right away because the lady hosting the sale had a bunch of things on it. When I finally did get a glimpse at it, I asked her if it was for sale. She said, “yes” and I told her I would take it. 

top of table

The part that was really speaking to me about this table was the shape of the base and from the side, the table didn’t look so bad. 

table base

The top though …… was a situation all in its own.

top of table

The situation on the top didn’t chase me away, it was just surprising when she took all the stuff off of it.

Peeling veneer is never a deterrent for me because I have discovered three different methods to fix it. 

top of table

Not only was veneer missing off the top, but what was left was crackling and in poor shape. The veneer around the edge of the top was missing and peeling off as well.

The top would take the most work, but I could still see so much potential in this piece. I couldn’t wait to get it home and start working on it. 

before side of table

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Supplies Used In This DIY Round Side Table Makeover

Gel Stain – Dixie Belle Paint (color “Walnut”)

My Favorite Heat Gun

Orbital Sander

Sandpaper

An old rag to apply the gel stain

Like I have said before, I am always sharing the “behind the scenes” look into each project I work on in my Instagram stories. You can find me on Instagram HERE

heat gun

The first thing I had to do was get out my favorite heat gun and see if I could make the top and the edge around the top look better. 

It worked SO WELL!

table top sanded

Once all the veneer was off, I used my orbital sander to prep the edge and top for stain.

after sanding

I really liked the chippy black paint on the base, but when I rubbed a piece of sandpaper over it, it all fell off. Since this was coming off without any trouble at all, I decided to remove it all and stain the entire table. 

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

This was my first time using the gel stain from Dixie Belle Paint. I am hooked! It was so easy to apply and the “Walnut” color is beautiful! 

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

Once I had the table done and it was dry, I brought it into our living room. Since we got a new sofa, I have not been inspired in this room, but the table was a perfect fit for the left side of the sofa. 

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

As soon as I got it into the room, I was excited to have a new surface to decorate. 🙂

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

Let’s be honest with ourselves – isn’t that the main reason we get excited about new furniture? The new decorating possibilities?  

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

Now, if I could just figure out the wall behind the new sofa, I will be set. 🙂

With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

Would you have painted this table instead of the stain?

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With only a few supplies and a few steps, this round side table makeover was complete! It has been a great addition to our living room.

If you like this makeover, you will also love these transformations:

French Provincial Dresser Makeover

Rustic Dresser Makeover Tutorial

The Easy Way To Remove Veneer From Furniture

 

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