Easy DIY Folding Table Makeover
Make Your Old Table Look Like New Again
We have had this folding table FOREVER, probably around 8 years and it has seen better days:
My girls LOVE to have tea parties and always use this nasty table. I looked at it and decided it would be really easy to take apart and spruce up for just a few dollars.
The same techniques that I used for this DIY folding table makeover would probably work similarly with any other table, so if you have an old table sitting around give it a shot! You can literally make your furniture look brand new again with some simple paint and some other supplies.
- An old table
- Table Cloth
- Spray Paint (I used ocean breeze)
- Staple Gun
- Painter’s tape
How to Do a Folding Table Makeover
Use a screwdriver to remove the top of the table from the base.
Tape the feet with Painter’s tape.
Take your folding table outside and spray paint it. I put a box down so I wouldn’t turn my grass blue!
I love the Krylon Spray Paint because you can change the nozzle for how you are spraying. You can get some here.
It took about 2 coats to paint the table. I let it dry between coats.
While it is drying, you can start to resurface your folding table. I got my flannel backed vinyl material from hobby lobby. It cost under $3 for a yard. You could also use a table cloth.
I left the other table top on, but you can remove it if you want. Use the staple gun to staple the material to the table top.
Trim it close to the edge so you can screw it back to the base easily.
Hammer in any staples that didn’t go all the way in.
Now you are ready to screw it back to the table base.
Look at that difference!
Honestly, I’m pretty proud of how well this DIY folding table makeover turned out. I almost can’t even recognize the table anymore! I really love how to zebra print looks and the spray paint color goes really nicely with it.
I wasn’t the only one loving the results of this DIY either, my girls were so excited about their “new” table. Their tea parties are going to be much fancier now!
My favorite thing about this project is that it only cost me $3 to do! This is because I already had the spray paint, but even if I didn’t it wouldn’t have cost me too much to go out and buy some. Definitely worth it for the result!
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I love this idea Marji. I have a similar card table that my hubs just got pinewood derby spray paint all over. I am now inspired to make it look fab again!
Did you use a whole can of spraypaint for the table? I’m planning to do this for a table and 4 folding chairs. I bought 2 cans of Krylon spraypaint. Do you think this would be enough? Thanks!
Probably only half a can if that much. 2 cans should be more than enough to do the table and chairs. I have some folding chairs I’ve been wanting to do too! Good luck!
Do you think you could do the chairs that go with the set the same way? I know they have cushions too so I’m not sure how that would work!
I think you should be able to!
Tried this but stapling would not work. The particle board was too hard and the staples don’t go in. I even tried putting my weight on it to no avail. 🙁
I tried to staple and the staples went through the fabric the suggestions? Should I be using light duty or heavy duty staples?
I tried this and couldn’t get the table top to line up with the screws to put it back together 🙁
What size staples did you use? I’m going to try this but the table top looks a little thin for staples.