Upcycled TV table

I’ve been sitting looking at my TV table for years and thinking ‘I must do something with that table, it’s a mess’. We bought it years ago as an oak TV table; the only oak is a 1mm sliver coating the surface, clearly then it’s an oak veneer. Not only that but within a short time of buying it a drink was spilt over it at a party and by the time it was mopped off the surface had lifted. So I had often looked at it thinking about how it could be improved.


The offending table!

I finally decided to have a go this weekend. I decided to paint the base with chalk paint, which I then waxed after distressing slightly using a fine sandpaper which I wet first:

I wanted the top to look old (ironic really for a TV table!) So I went to a reclamation yard and bought some salvaged pine. I loved the imperfections and wanted to leave them visible, see below:

I just sanded it down, softened the sides and corners slightly by rubbing them down, then finally gave it a waxing which I buffed lightly when it had dried.

This is what it looked like when it was finished:


I can watch the TV now without being distracted by what I’m going to do with the table!

It’s been fun to have a weekend upcycling project, it’s been a while since the last one. It’s nice to have a ‘new’ piece of furniture for the price of a couple of planks of wood and a pot of paint!

Hope you have a great week.

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