ic Kathe With an E: Fast & Easy End Table Re-Do

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fast & Easy End Table Re-Do

Mr. B has a little table that sits on his end of the sofa.
It has truly seen better days.
The finish is scratched up and frankly, I was getting tired of looking at it.
The bad part is, it fits perfectly there! 
It is just the right size to not intrude into the walkway from the family room into the breakfast space and kitchen.
I had hunted for a new nicer table to sit there but had no luck and, believe me,
I looked EVERYWHERE for one.
What's a girl to do?
Well, the first thing this crafty gal did is, she busted out her new sander she got for Christmas and smoothed out the offending top surface.

After I got done sanding I thought about staining the top but then I decided to veer and go a whole different route.
Out came the Modge Podge and some scrapbook paper.
It only took 2 pieces of paper that I bought on sale for 6 for $1.00 at Michael's awhile back.
After the Modge Podge dried I used an Exacto knife and carefully trimmed around the scallop design on the table. I then put on two coats of polyurethane, drying between each coat.
A few hours later she was put back next to Mr. B.
Not only do I love her new look, so does Mr. B! 
He can now safely set a glass of tea or his iPad on his "new" table and not get a splinter! He was even pleased with the paper I chose. He said it really fits his style!
Kathe 1 Table 0.
So I ask you, rhetorically, who needs to buy new when you have a crafty gal in the house??
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  1. It's cool, Kathe! All while you were baking bread, roasting a chicken and working in the yard?

  2. Kathe this is cute! Wait does that offend Mr B? ya know the 'cute factor'...oh well it is! Looks great! hugs, Linda

  3. You did a fantastic job on this!! Add so much character to the table! Thanks so much for the link up!
    xoxo, Jordan.


  4. very cute... and you did a great job trimming it, it looks great! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  5. Your end table turned out great! I love the music paper you chose. Have a great week.

  6. Fabulous, Kathe! Kathe 1 Table 0 is so appropriate! Ha! Thanks for sharing this inspirational table makeover at my A New Creation link party!

  7. Love the transformation! Mr. B married a clever woman!

  8. Great job, Kathe :) What a great new look!

  9. Cute table. You did a wonderful job. Hugs, Marty

  10. Well done! The table turned out so cute.

  11. Very cute! It's amazing what a little creativity and Mod Podge can do :) I'm hosting a brand new linky party beginning today on my blog - would love for you to stop by and link up!


  12. What a great table redo! Love the musical themed paper {my son would too!}. I have an end table that I'll be working on as soon as the weather warms up too and this gives me some ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Stopping by from The Dedicated House linky party.

  13. Wow. Nice project and it came out great!! Linda

  14. Great look! I have a table that could use a face lift!! Might give this a try! Lynn

  15. it turned out SO cute! I love the paper you chose! I came over from Tuesday Talent Show....I would love for you to come over and share your talent at my Tuesday party! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/winners-and-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

  16. Lovely project! Great work!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime. Visiting from Do Small Things With Love blog party.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  17. That table is looking great! Wonderful job!

  18. Oh, this is awesome! My daughter is a music ed major and she would LOVE this!

  19. How absolutely adorable, Kathe! I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  20. Such a great makeover -- love how you decided to finish the top. LOL -- I got the same sander for Christmas :)

  21. I found your blog through {Just Something I Whipped Up} link party…thanks for sharing, this is a great idea! I really loved how it turned out...I have some furniture I should try this with.

    xoxo, Meg

  22. You go girl! I love my power tools almost as much as I love my kitchen tools! I love the table. Good choice with the paper.

    Forgive me for being so late in thanking you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I just got back from vacation and am trying to play catch up!

    See you next week at the In and Out of the Kitchen party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  23. Love that you re-purposed something that was working in your home to make it so beautiful. I love the music note scrapbook paper. I am inspired to rethink some of my stuff that is slated for the thrift store. Thanks!

  24. what a cool project. I love anything to do with any type of paper. Thanks for sharing!


  25. Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Freedom Fridays.

    my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

  26. Cool! I love things made with sheet music! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  27. It looks great Kathe. I'm glad to know you can put polyurethane over Mod Podge. I need to put a finish on the clock I made but I was too scared. P.S. I pinned your table.

  28. really great redo, is there nothing modpodge can't make better ?

  29. I love your choice of paper - it's really nice. Love the overall outcome! It looked like it was a fun project.

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.


  30. Hi Kathe with an E,,, :)

    This is my first time visiting your blog, and it's so cute. You sound exactly like me, everything you like is pretty much what I like too. I think I'm going to enjoy getting to know you better, and reading more of your blog. :)

    The little table looks amazing. I love the paper on it. WHat a difference it makes! That would be a cute thing to do to a bench for our piano!!

    Glad I found you! Def pinned this, and following along as well :)

    Have a wonderful day, and stop by anytime to say hello if you can.
    P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I've started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!
    Hugs, Bella :)
    Bella's 40 Day Challenge

  31. How cute! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)

  32. You are one crafty gal Kathe! I love the paper you chose and what a pretty quick fix. Thanks for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

  33. Great job! Oh, and I have that exact same sander...love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party this week!

  34. Looks great Kathe!!!
    Thanks for linking to my Super Link Party! I am featuring you at Wednesday's party. I hope you will check it out! :-)

  35. Cute table - and yes, being crafty does save money!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  36. Good job! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  37. Kathe, really cute redo. Glad Mr. B likes it too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  38. I love your table!! You did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  39. So cute Kathe with an E! That is a great fix for a worn table top and I'm putting that in my file of things to do. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  40. How cute is that! It has been a very busy week for me so, I am just now catching up from last week's party. Sorry to be so late! Thank you for sharing at TTF


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