Making a Table

You may be wondering what I was thinking when bought this table… well it had 2 things going for it…

1-it had great legs

2-it was cheap

I’m not really the kind of DIY’er that buys junky furniture in order to create something new… I WISH I had that skill set, but alas I do not and I truly envy people who do… So this makeover will not be a big “WOW! What a change” but it may spark an idea for you…  think about it, I got a great table base for less than half the cost of a 1 new table leg!

The top of the table is Formica and looked out of place on the base, I knew I wanted something else…



Oh so much better after!

custom pine topped table

My Super Awesome Hubby attached three pine planks together with the biscuit joiner and then routered the edges of the top. I spray primed the legs and then painted them with some leftover custom mix Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I sanded down the top (220 grit paper) and stained it with dark walnut stain.


I just think the square pine plank top looks so much better than the round top on this table. I waxed the top with Annie Sloan Dark Wax, then clear wax, buffed and shined it up!


I lightly distressed the base and sealed the paint with a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax.


I’m taking this table to Lucketts… I think it will look so cute with my owl print chairs! This table would make a great game table or it’s just the perfect size for a small kitchen.

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on April 22, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Very nice, Susan! It took vision to see such a cute little table underneath that wreck of a Formica top.


  2. Charlotte Des Fleurs

    Hi Susan, can’t help but wonder if “someone” in the past ruined the original top and married it with that horrible formica top. You were so right. The top and the legs did not look like they ever belonged together. What did you do with the formica top? If not a giant frisbee, repainted it would make a great clock face.

    Smile from My Slice of Provence,

    Charlotte Des Fleurs


    • Thanks so much Charlotte! The top was original to the piece, I just saw another table just like it for sale! I wish I would have though about using the top for a clock face… Of course that would have been brilliant! I put mine in the free cycle space at the dump… Shoot! I’ll have to ask your opinion next time 😉


  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    You and your hubby are a great team! Love your new table!


  4. Susan, what are you talking about? 😉 YOU DO HAVE THE SKILL SET. The round formica was all wrong and you knew it. Not to mention, you lucky girl, you husband is handy and made the new wood plank top. You guys are good together.
    Now it’s perfect and those “great legs” are nicely accentuated in the beautiful color you whipped up! I always love to see your latest in my inbox. Have a happy week.
    Cheers to you and yours,


  5. Great transformation – handy husband too!


  6. Good idea Susan, would have been a shame to waste those legs, table looks so much better. Nice to have a handy husband.


  7. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    I love it! The colors are beautiful:@)


  8. That is truly worthy of a big WOW, girl! I love the transformation! Your vision was spot on, girl!!! Great job!


  9. This table is amazing… the pine planks and the custom color.


  10. I love it! what another wonderful job…and the color is perfect! again, thx for sharing the exact steps for each transformation 🙂


  11. I love your new table top and what a great idea. Love the color too Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty


  12. Susan! You are amazing! I can’t even believe you made that cute table! Such talent you and your hubby have!


  13. WOW! It looks fabulous now! Love the base color.


  14. I’ve been painting furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for a little over 6 months now and fell in love with it right from the beginning. Last summer I was browsing around some blogs and kept seeing people painting furniture. And they were using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I hadn’t even heard of this paint before, but the more I read about it, the more I wanted to try it out. I had a semi-successful experiment with homemade chalk paint, but I just couldn’t get this “miracle paint” out of my mind and just knew I had to try it.


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