Step 1: Sand the Table Frame
Our first step was scratch the metal garage sale table frame with steel wool so the paint will adhere better to the slick surface.
We also had plastic circles we had to pop out of our table that we also rubbed with steel wool.
Step 2: Paint the Table Frame
We then hand-painted the frame using Behr Paint and Primer in One, in the color Hazelnut Cream.
When the paint was dry, we sprayed the entire table frame with a clear sealer so paint has a protective layer.
Then we reattached the plastic circles back into place.
Step 3: Cut the Table Frame Bench Top
We secured the plywood bench top to the metal garage sale table frame by drilling holes in both the plywood bench top and the metal frame and attached using sheet metal screws
Step 4: Apply Glue to the Table Frame Bench Top
Step 5: Adhere Foam Cushion and Fabric Backing to the Table Frame Bench Top
We then covered the foam with white batting so the green foam color would not show though the fabric.
Step 6: Lay Fabric Atop Foam and Batting to Cover the Table Frame Turned Bench
We purchased the fabric from one of our favorite craft stores, Hobby Lobby for $8.98 a yard (we had a whopping 40% off coupon lowering that fabric down to our price range), using 2 yards, we covered the foam and stapled under the 1” over hang.
Step 7: The Finished Product - a $3 Garage Sale Table Framed Turned Bench
A $3 garage sale table frame turned into a beautiful bench. We think it looks incredible.
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