In With the Old: Game Table Makeover
Eddie couldn’t pass up this pedestal table for $40. He loved its curved legs and metal claw feet (reminiscent of Duncan Phyfe style), but the peeling wood veneer—often a sign of improper storage—was in need of an update. Reproduction pieces such as this are diamonds in the rough; don’t let an unsightly finish discourage you. That’s what primer and paint are for! Just make sure it’s sturdy before you commit.
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- flat-head screwdriver
- handheld electric sander
- primer (shellac-based stain blocker)
- epoxy wood filler
- coarse-grit sanding cloth
- white paint
- Scotch-Blue Painter's Tape
- glossy pink paint
- heavy scrapbook paper
- spray adhesive
- glue gun
- grosgrain ribbon
Tip: Work carefully and quickly – epoxy dries fast! I recommend Minwax brand, it’s the best.
Tip: Be sure to use 3m Scotch-Blue painters tape. It really seals the paint out.
Entry chair seat fabric: China Seas’ Java Java
Game table chair paint: Laura Ashley Home Berry Red 6 (206) by Valspar through Lowe's
Game table chair fabric: Boscobel in Spring from Calico Corners
Game table pink paint: Laura Ashley Home Deep Pink 5 (LA105) by Valspar through Lowe's
Curtain fabric: Judy Linen (39) by Grayline Linen
Cocktail napkin fabric: Handkerchief Linen in Pink by Grayline Linen
Playing cards: Pastel Bicycle Playing Cards by Kardwell; Tiffany playing cards by Tiffany & Co.
Drawer liner: Sassy Cat (751049) by Pebbles Inc.