Introduction: Upcycled Side Table

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When I visited my local Habitat For Humanity Restore, I found this nice little table. The veneer on the top was peeling off a bit, but the table itself wasn't damaged or chipped. So for $5, I picked it up and decided to give it new life. While you probably won't find the exact table that I used, you can use the same techniques that I used for just about any other similar project.

Step 1: Materials and Prep

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This is a super easy project, all you really need is your table/furniture object, one or two spray paint colours, and some medium to fine sandpaper (not pictured). First thing you need to do is sand any rough spots. For mine, I only needed to sand the top.

Step 2: Getting Ready to Paint

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Take apart the pieces if you can. If they don't come apart, you will have to tape off the pieces you don't want to paint. For this table, I am painting the top and the legs a light peach colour, and the stem piece is going to be white. I separated the pieces and now I'm ready to paint!

Step 3: Painting

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Prop the pieces up and gently sweep the paint can back and forth, keeping it about a foot away fro the piece you are painting. Follow the directions on the paint can and do another few coats.

Step 4: Finished!

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Let the paint dry at least 24 hours, although I prefer leaving it a bit longer, just to be safe. Now put the pieces back together, and there you go! You have a very simple upcycled piece of furniture! It probably costs about $15 in supplies, which you may be able to use again on a different project.

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