Side table make over

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How to up cycle a table

The nesting table.

We have seen a few nesting tables around and have been trying to get our hands on a few for a while.  Nesting tables are something every ones grandparents/parents had so its not like they are hard to find, they just go for a good price on TradeMe!!
I found someone in Christchurch selling a few things for the home and got these and a “What-Not” that im thinking of doing similar colours (let me know if you have seen some cool ones).
These are SO easy to upcycle so I recommend you keep an eye out in your family’s homes for some sitting in the garage.  I have had a few people question the formica on the top aand getting the paint to stick to it.  I used RUST-OLEUM’s 2X ULTRA COVER, its a paint and primer and it bonds to plastic so its ideal for this – you can get this at your local Bunnings and it has such a quick dry and thick coat.

How To:

  1. – Clean down the table, make sure you sand if there is any damaged paint. I used a damp scour pad with detergent.
  2. – Let the table dry after cleaning.
  3. – Remove legs if you can and tape down any areas with masking tape that you dont want to paint.
  4. – Apply undercoat and let dry for 15-30 minutes 
  5. – Apply your first coat of paint and let dry, again for 15-30 minutes.. repeat until paint is no longer blotchy and let dry for an hour 
  6. – Put any legs back on and remove any masking tape
  7. – YOUR DONE! – Let us know how you got on!!!!
The most exciting thing to do is take a before and after. We like to connect with everyone that is keen on giving this a go and may need tips and anyone else just dropping by so please feel free to leave a comment, subscribe and check out our Instagram (and other blog posts).
Thanks team!

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One thought on “Side table make over

  1. I’ve just found your blog. Absolutely brilliant So good to see someone young seeing value in sturdy old furniture and also mixing new and vintage furniture. Keep it up!!

    Deborah

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