Check out my old table. It’s seen a lot of craft projects, paint, glue and crumbs. And the worst part about this table were the recessed areas where all the glitter and food crumbs would like to hide out. The design was supposed to look rustic and instead it often looked unappetizing. That’s why for years I’d always have a table cloth covering its hideous complexion.
I knew the table could function better so instead of throwing it out and getting a new one, I got to work to make it family-friendly and good looking.
Wood filler to the rescue! This stuff worked like a charm. I used Elmer’s Wood Filler and spread it onto the table like peanut butter. It was a rather fun ooey gooey mess!
I spread it over all the recessed areas of the table and it went on rather quickly.
And then I started painting.
I used paint I already had. Choosing from Robin’s Egg Blue and a 1950’s blue/green I mixed the colors using a dry brush technique first. Then I added just a bit of browns and yellows skimming the top of the dried blue layer with a dry brush and bit of paint. This helped make the table look old and feel warn.
And now I can wash my table easily. No recessed areas for things to get stuck in. Just a smooth surface that is unique and functional.
And best of all, now tablecloths are optional and not a necessity. I only spent $6 on the wood filler, and used left over primer and paint from old projects. It was really affordable, good for the environment because I didn’t need to dispose of the old table, and I’m a happy momma! And we lived happily ever after. 🙂