table makeover

Old Table Makeover


It was just out of a whim, I had no plan of doing this project. A breezy Saturday morning, with an on-and-off drizzle, a hot cuppa tea… I had finished reading the weekend stash of Newspapers… I just wanted to spend time in our verandah. And that’s when I thought of keeping myself suitably occupied. The table looked tad too bland, I had a stencil lying in craft box, an idea in my head and I had time on hand (psst…I didn’t want to do the regular chores!) plus I had nothing read.

This old table makeover was a rather quick project, all done in an hour!

And no, I didn’t bother to sand or prime the surface of this table; I just cleaned it with a scrub pad and soapy water, wiped it dry and started stenciling. I used yellow and orange acrylic colours to do the stenciling as the colour scheme gels well with the rustic ‘geru’ (Indian brick colour) in the verandah. Gave the last touches with a fine tip brush.

The bright pattern adds a dash of colour and of course it takes away the need for any table-cloth 🙂

DIY Stencil @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Stencil @ Hooked on Homes!

While I was at it, I also created a couple of stencils…all from scratch! To make your own stencils check out my post ‘DIY Stencil’.


Linking up with- Redoux Interiors, Miss Mustard Seed, Funky JunkNifty Thrifty Things,The Foley Family, Born Again Farm GirlCrafty Spices

The Heart of Your HomeDIY Showoff, Creating My Way to SuccessI Should be Mopping the Floor,  Skip to my Lou,  A Blossoming Life

Sugar Bee CraftsThe Recipe CriticNap Time CreationsA Bowl Full of Lemons,Cooking Mimi, My Uncommon Slice of SurburbiaI Gotta CreateLou Lou Girls

House on the Way, Ginger Snap CraftsOh My CreativeSomeday CraftsNot just a Housewife

The Newlywed PilgrimageBeyond the Picket Fence, 733 Blog, Marigolds’ LoftSimply Dream & CreateSeven AliveLive Laugh RoweA Creative PrincessGlued to my CraftsMommy on Demand

A Glimpse Inside, Put a Bird on it, Krafty Cards, The Charm of HomeMy Romantic Home, NancherrowThirty Handmade DaysAngels Homestead,  My Turn for Us,  City of Creative Dreams Tidy MomThe Bold AbodeBeacon Time with the Hungry HippoMommy on DemandMamas Blog CentralDear Creatives

I Heart Naptime,  Six Sisters StuffBe Different Act NormalNatasha in OzSimply GloriaSaturday ShowLiciousClassy ClutterReasons to Skip the Housework

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestrssinstagramFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestrssinstagramby feather

Revamping Old Tables

Do you find getting rid of things difficult? I find it really hard…in fact my biggest paranoia is that the day I decide to do away with something that I haven’t used in a while, the very next day there will arise a dire need / urgency of that very thing! Does it happen with you? or is it just me? Thank God for my better half who keeps the entire house sane and clutter free! He ensures that I don’t hang on to a thing if it isn’t being used. But then…there always are some things you just can’t throw away; even he agrees to it(rather… I force him to!). Mostly there is a sentimental value attached to it and one values the sheer pleasure of having it around.. And if that thing also turns out to be a useful home accessory…nothing like it! One such thing (among many others!) is a very old collapsible table which belonged to my husband’s grandfather. It’s around 90 years old.

Revamping old tables
I retrieved it from the storeroom at our farm-house. Everything about the table was fine except its top (I don’t have a before photo for this). It was chipped  and peeling in layers. I didn’t have to do much actually, I just removed the damaged surface using a chisel and my butcher knife and sanded it with an emery paper. I bought a box of bottle green 8×8 ceramic tiles (thankfully this tile size was just right).

To make my job simpler, I glued the tiles on the prepared surface using PVA glue. Once set, I used yellow grout to fill up the tile joints. Voila! Here’s peek at my revamped ‘Portuguese’ inspired vintage side table.

Here’s another old table that my daughter and I revamped recently to match with the decor in the master bedroom. We spread some PVA glue on to the white mica table top and pasted the left over wall paper that I used for revamping gigantic wardrobe in the master bedroom ( to read that story click here).

How do you like the revamp? How do you spunk up your old furniture?

Linking up with Miss Mustardseed ,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Six Sisters Stuff, Make it Pretty Mondays, Show Me What Ya Got, Beyond the Picket Fence, Seven Thirty Three, A Glimpse Inside, Krafty Cards

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestrssinstagramFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestrssinstagramby feather