Last summer I turned a rickety old plant stand into a side table using a silver tray. Well, I’m here to tell you guys that while it turned out adorably, not the best choice if you don’t want to constantly remove tarnish from your furniture haha. Oh well, I had the best intentions.
I was perusing the aisles of Home Depot and found a round piece of wood that would make the perfect table top — who knew Home Depot was so useful?! OK, OK, I did.
I purchased it with the intention of re-redoing the plant stand.
First, I sanded the table, which was mostly smooth, minus the edges.
I didn’t want to repaint the base of the table, so I opted for a fun color of stain. I used a mint green, water-based stain from Minwax. I pretreated the wood first, using Minwaxs wood conditioner. Then I applied two coats of stain.
I sealed the top with some poly and let it dry before attaching it to the table base.
It’s different and I like it, but it doesn’t look so good next to my blue chair. Whoops.
All in all, this table redo took me about an hour total, not including dry times. Not to bad for the second time around!