A new facelift for a trashed table


Found on side of the road... totally free table waiting for the garbage man to haul it away.... but then! We saved it from Mt. Trashmore and we're turning it into an industrial/coastal living masterpiece! 



New Purpose

It's going to be a nautical/coastal living table with a built-in light ready to make a beautiful and practical side table. 

Steps to Transform

Cleaned it up first and foremost! Yukky! It was in the garbage! I reattached the spindles and sanded down all the bumpy and marred chips. After cleaning process, I Modpodged with Hard Top, sanded down between each coat with 000 steel wool. I pieced together some nautical scrap booking paper to the top and proceeded to build a nautical looking light out of plumbing material and spray painted using Rustoleum hammered white paint to match ..after sanding and completely drying I used Rustoleum Clear 2x Matte Finish to seal. I removed a clamp from the shop light and fed it through the plumbing pipe, and cut the hole in the top of the table for the cord to be hidden.  I attached the plumbing light fixture to the table with a plumbing flange and 1" brass screws  viola! A beautiful repurposed table straight outta trash! 

Rust-Oleum Products?

Rustoleum White Hammered Spray Paint for plumbing light fixture 

Rustoleum 2x Matte Finish Spray Paint for a sealer 

Other Products

Michael's scrap booking paper 


Plumbing pipe 

Shop light with clamp removed 

Plumbing Flange 

Brass screws for flange 

Minwax Cherry stain for edges of scrapbook paper 

Lightbulb - Edison style 

Lighting Kit 

Jute cord and adhesive -3M

Rustoleum spray paint: White Hammered and also Clear Coat 

Modpodge Hard Coat 

000 Steel Wool 



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