Friday, May 4, 2018

Trash to Treasure Table DIY

To celebrate "Trash to Treasure Month" I'm turning some discarded chairs into beautiful stenciled side tables with just a little paint and plywood.  Wood chairs make the perfect set of table legs and you would be surprised at how many chairs get tossed that are perfect for this project.  I'm using these on my front porch this summer but might bring them inside for a party....We'll see!  Remember to give things a second chance and always Make Your Mark!
 Ready for company

Love my Fleur Medallion stencil from DecoArt!

Watch how I made them here!
Old wood chairs
Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Woodland Green and True Teal
1/2" thick plywood
Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass
Jigsaw and Sander
Masking tape
Fleur Medallion stencil from DecoArt
1. Draw a line just above the base of the chair along the back
2. & 3.  Cut off the back of the chair with a jigsaw and then sand
4.  Cut 20" x 20" squares for the table tops
5.  Trace and cut 4" wide 20" long scalloped trim for the sides of the table tops
6. Sand each piece so they're nice and finished
7. & 8. Glue the pieces on the sides of each 20" x 20" table top using Amazing Goop II Max
and let dry
9.  Center the chair legs on the base of the table top and glue together with more
Amazing Goop II Max
10. & 11. When dry, paint the base of each table with Woodland Green and True Teal
12.  Paint the table tops with Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Grey Taupe
13.  Using 1" wide masking tape, adhere strips all around the scalloped sides of each table
14.  Paint more Gray Taupe on each side of each piece of tape
*This allows the taupe paint to seep under the tape, create a 
perfectly crisp barrier for your stripe color
15.  Paint black in between each strip of tape and remove the tape when dry
16.  Go over each edge with a metallic gold paint marker
17.  & 18.  Using Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass, stencil the DecoArt Fleur Medallion in the center of each table and on each corner
Tray chic side table
Table with a striped skirt

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