Introduction: Rusty Modern Thrifted Table

Picture of Rusty Modern Thrifted Table

We spotted an industrial metal and wood side table at our local Starbucks that we thought we could DIY. After we found the perfect table at a thrift store, we used a faux rusty/crusty technique to transform it. We loosely followed a tutorial from Rogue Engineer. (See our full blog post for a link to the tutorial for more information.)

Step 1: Gather Materials

Picture of Gather Materials

Materials:

  • Black paint--we used a flat black that we had on hand
  • Spray Primer
  • Sand
  • Paintbrush
  • Aged Metallic Rust spray paint (once the paint/sand mixture is dry, randomly highlight areas with this spray paint)
  • Leftover, premixed RockSolid Garage Floor Coating in metallic Silver
  • Sander

Like all projects, this was started with a good cleaning.

The table was sprayed with primer.

Step 2: Create Rust Effect

Picture of Create Rust Effect

We used leftover black paint and store bought sand.

We mixed sand into the black paint until we had the consistency we wanted.

Everything, with the exception of the top was painted with the mixture.

Step 3: Create Top

Picture of Create Top

For the top we used leftover metallic floor coating that we had from this project. It's self leveling so the lines didn't show once dry.

Step 4: Done!

Picture of Done!

This table might have been a long time in the making, but we are happy that inspiration struck and we decided to use the floor coating. The finish is so mirror-like and modern. It was a great use of the leftover floor coating. And Steph found a place for it in her house right away!

This is another great "use what you have" project. How would you have finished this table?

For more detail please visit our website!

Comments

watchmeflyy (author)2017-04-06

Nice table! I also couldn't help but notice the book lamp in your intro: beautiful! Did you make it or was it purchased?

Yonatan24 (author)watchmeflyy2017-04-07

Looks (to me) like something they bought.

grannyjones (author)Yonatan242017-04-07

It sells for nearly $500. We need an instructible for a nice knockoff.

Thanks! The lamp was purchased, it's called lumio. We love the reflection on the table!

About This Instructable

2,555views

11favorites

License:

Bio: We're homeowners sharing our DIY adventures as we learn to maintain, improve, decorate, and use tech in our homes.
More by MotherDaughterProjects:Mid-Century Modern Landing ZoneDremel Tool Accessory StorageWonder Woman Inspired: El Wire Cement Lamp
Add instructable to: