Repurposed Phone Table

I love to bring new life to a piece of furniture that someone has discarded.

Repurposed Phone Table-

I love how this one turned out!  It was in decent shape to begin with, so I decided to keep some of the wood exposed.

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I started by taking it apart.  It was easy since all the legs just unscrewed from each piece.

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I used Minwax’s stainable wood filler to fill in the holes that were on the top piece.  I did not care for the small wood  piece that was on the back of the table.

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Since the pieces were flat, I decide to use my hand sander, making sure to go with the grain of the wood.

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Once I was happy with the amount of stain that was removed, I wiped down with a scrape rag and then used my tack cloth to make sure all the dust was removed from the wood.  This is a critical step in the staining process.

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The next important step is to apply the Minwax Pre-Stain.  After using this product, this is a step that I will never skip when staining, it makes a huge difference on how the stain adheres to the wood.  It makes your stain richer in color.

I applied 2 coats of stain and sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper between the coats.  I applied a top sealing coat using the Minwax fast drying Polyurethane.  You can also stop over to Minwax’s Facebook page and see some really great pictures of other projects.

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Once all the pieces were stained, I taped off  using Frog Tape and I began to paint the drawer and the legs.

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I used an off white latex paint and made my own chalk-like paint.  You can read how to mix your own paint with my repurposed plant stand.

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Repurposed Phone Table

I decided to add some character and stress some of the edges and surfaces on the phone table.  I love how this one turned out!

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Of course who would use it for a phone table!

signature gradual grey

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