How to Upcycle an End Table

Easy DIY table makeover!

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How to Upcycle an End Table
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I bought this little table at Walmart for $12

I bought this little table at Walmart for $12

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I found this little gem in the clearance section of Pier 1!

I found this little gem in the clearance section of Pier 1!

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$19.95??? No way!!!

$19.95??? No way!!!

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The clearance sticker read $8.98 but at the register it was only $4.98!!!!! SCORE!!!!

The clearance sticker read $8.98 but at the register it was only $4.98!!!!! SCORE!!!!

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After putting the table together, I took it outside and used my mouse sander to lightly sand off the finish.

After putting the table together, I took it outside and used my mouse sander to lightly sand off the finish.

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A side note: my husband's sander was super powerful so I hated to use it. He bought me this smaller one called a mouse sander. NEW ADDICTION!!!!! I want to sand everything now!!! Well worth the money!

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After sanding it, wipe the table down with a damp cloth.

After sanding it, wipe the table down with a damp cloth.

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This is only my opinion, but Krylon paint is HORRIBLE!!!

This is only my opinion, but Krylon paint is HORRIBLE!!!

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This is what it looked like after the first coat...

This is what it looked like after the first coat...

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It ran and bubbled..I ran back to Lowe's and bought Valspar and it covered beautifully! I really like Rustoleum as well.

It ran and bubbled..I ran back to Lowe's and bought Valspar and it covered beautifully! I really like Rustoleum as well.

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After 1 coat of the Valspar. You can also spray upside down, which is nice!

After 1 coat of the Valspar. You can also spray upside down, which is nice!

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I'm also in love with this Minwax product called Polycrylic. Sort of like Modge Podge but thinner and more clear. Better for bigger projects because it's cheaper.

I'm also in love with this Minwax product called Polycrylic. Sort of like Modge Podge but thinner and more clear. Better for bigger projects because it's cheaper.

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After applying the 3rd coat of Polycrylic, I lauded the mirror down while the 3rd coat was still wet. Press firmly!

After applying the 3rd coat of Polycrylic, I lauded the mirror down while the 3rd coat was still wet. Press firmly!

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Make sure you let each coat of Polycrylic dry before applying the next. About 30 minutes between each coat.

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Her's the finished product!  Love it!!!

Her's the finished product! Love it!!!

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