Hello awesome friends, and welcome to June! Can you even believe it’s June already?? Today’s pub table makeover started out as my very favorite kind of project…a freebie!
One of our sweet neighbors reached out a couple of months ago to ask if I would be interested in this pub height table:
I rarely turn down free, so of course, I gladly accepted the donation!
At first, I tossed around the idea of cutting the base down to bring it from a pub-height table to a regular side table height, but in the end I kept it as is.
To prep this table, I first gave it a good cleaning with White Lightning:
Once I had it all clean, I swapped out the water and gave it another wipe-down to rinse.
Because this table had a very slick, glossy factory finish, I gave it a light sanding all over with 220 grit sandpaper:
I almost always skip the sanding when using chalk paint, but I decided to play it safe with this particular finish, so just a quick sanding is all I did. I vacuumed up the dust with my shop vac and I was ready for paint!
This table had a two drop down pieces and I always like to start these by positioning them upside down. I painted the legs first with Fluff, and then for the sliders that held the sides up, I didn’t want my paint in those areas to be too thick, so I chose to use a spray primer just for those parts:
Only one coat over the Fluff was needed, and I immediately removed the tape after painting the green.
Once everything was dry, I flipped it over and painted the top solid Farmhouse Green.
Sand & Seal
That was it…quick and easy!’
You can see how I apply sealer with a sponge in this video:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
Here is how this fun free-to-me table looks now!
I’ve used this color combination on two other tables in the past, and I just love the summery feel it gives these pieces!
And here are the peek-a-boo stripes!
This table would be a great addition to a sun room or covered porch. That’s what I imagine for it for some reason, and that’s also why I chose to seal it in Gator Hide. I wish I had two bar stools to redo to make a set, but it would be cute in a corner solo holding a large plant also.
I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces to apply the stripes…
See how easy it is to space out stripes HERE! No math required, I promise!
Aren’t these hydrangeas so pretty??
They are from the one I potted on my front porch! I just love the purple!
Hydrangeas are my favorite, and I’ve really missed them all at our old house. We had tons of blooms all summer!
I actually have a nice-sized hydrangea bush that is full of blooms in the back yard:
This is from our living room window. It started from a small piece of one that had belonged to my hubby’s grandmother that his mom had given us when we lived at our old house. We dug it up and brought it with us when we moved in 2017. It’s finally blooming this year, and they are almost ready to cut!
Thank you to my amazing neighbor for thinking of me when looking to purge this piece!
Quick, easy, and FREE! My favorite!
And I get to cross another piece off the to-do list:
Five down, thirty-something to go!!
See the first four here if you missed them:
Here’ s another small drop leaf table I redid in a fun color that you might have missed:
See how it looks after HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday with this hanging shelf:
UPDATE: The makeover of this shelf is night and day!! See the beautiful after HERE now!
See ya’ll then!
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