Hi All! I am going to be spending a little extra time with family over the next couple of weeks, so I have enlisted some help from my favorite bloggy friends to help while I am away. Today Michelle from Our Crafty Mom is here to share a really cool end table project with you! I hope you all enjoy this fun project as much as I did and don’t forget to jump over and check out all her other beautiful crafty ideas!
Hi! My name is Michelle and I blog over at Our Crafty Mom. Please stop by and say Hi. I love to meet new people! On my blog, I post about DIY projects, home decor, decorating and of course, crafts! I have an eclectic style that has definitely evolved over the years. I love cottage farmhouse style. Recently I have become obsessed with coastal decorating, which you will see in today’s project.
Thank you so much, Cat, for having me visit with you today! I’m excited to be here! For this post, I will be sharing my DIY Map Table. I owe a big thank you to my Dad as he showed up at my house one morning with a truckload of furniture that a neighbor was giving away (ok, really the neighbor was throwing it away-but giving sounds better!) There were two 80’s style step down end tables. They weren’t in bad shape, but definitely needed a makeover. One immediately stood out as it had a compass on the side. I was so excited, because I just happened to have an old map that would turn this baby into a cool diy map table with coastal flair.
First, I prepped the table, giving it a good cleaning and sanding. Then I gave it a coat of Americana Chalk Paint in Serene. Isn’t that a great paint name for this coastal table? I knew I was covering the entire top so just gave it one solid coat, then let it dry. I had a map of California that was the perfect size. I began measuring and cutting, trying to keep it in order as much as possible. Once the table was dry I used mod podge directly on the table and laid the cut piece on it. Use a credit card to smooth it out. You will still have wrinkles, but not as many. Once the entire table is covered with the map give it another coat of mod podge. I wanted it to look aged, so I took a dry rag and lightly stained it with min wax walnut stain, wiping it off immediately. I sanded the legs to give it a distressed look and also gave them a coat of wax. I am really happy with it. I will give it a coat of poly to ensure a drink can be placed on it.
This DIY map table turned out great and Michelle is definitely one crafty lady! If you enjoyed her post as much as I did, please let her know in the comments below!
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