How to Give a Table a 'Facelift'

by Susan Pollok


  • Chalk paint
  • Wipe on poly
  • Brushes
  • Microfiber rag
  • Sander
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    My friend wanted a new look for her table. She was tired of the pine look, but wanted to salvage this one instead of buying new.

    Step 2

    Sanded lightly to smooth out top and areas with signs of wear.

    Step 3

    Next I painted the top with black chalk paint (not chalkboard). I did this to give dimension to the paint. I would have just dark waxed over red, but this table will be used daily.

    Step 4

    I applied red chalk paint and brushed in all directions. I purposely left some black showing. Gives a 'washed' look.

    Step 5

    I now attacked the base. Surprise!!! I loved it black-but she wanted all red.

    Step 6

    Well now that's a mind changer. Going back to black!!

    Step 7

    Repainted the base. Added black to detailed groove also. I will seal entire table with wipe on poly.

    Step 8

    Looks much better!! She loves it now.

    Step 9

    Used a microfiber towel to apply poly. No lint and no streaks.