James
James
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Transforming a Old Kitchen Table Into a Smart Hallway Table

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5 Hours
Easy

I was planning to buy a hallway table for my home, but then a friend asked if I would help him to move some furniture and guess what? He had an old kitchen table and chairs he was going to dump.
I asked if I could have them....... And he said YES .Yipeeeeee
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
So.... Here it is in my kitchen / work shop ( the wife was out so I can include workshop, jus as long as it's all cleaned up by the time she gets home)
I got my battery circular saw out and cut a narrow strip off.
I didnt want it to wide as the hallway is not very wide, the saw cut most of it, just had to use a hand saw on a couple of the underneath pieces.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
Once I cut it to size I sanded it a bit with 120 grade sand paper to give the paint something to hold onto.
Then I gave the legs two coats of undercoat and one coat of top coat.Dulux white satin finish.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
Then lent it up against the wall/ window and painted the top.
The paint I used for the top is made by a Company called BEDEC in the UK it's a brilliant paint, you don't need any primer or undercoat and you can use it on just about anything.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
I then found two old purple bedside lights that I know where in the back of my garage some place and painted them black with the same paint as the top. The paint can go on: wood melamine plastics radiators MDF (do you have that in the states?) Lead masonry tiles plaster metals fiberglass and more phew?!?
Such a versitile paint.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
First I tested the paint on a small section of the lampshade, then painted them both in the same black paint as the top of the table.
They turned out really well seeing the had been suck in the back of the garage for the pass 5 years.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
Then once all the paint was dry I put it in the hallway with a few bits I had around the house, turned on the lights, and to my suprising they still worked. And I was sooooo pleased with how it turned out.what do you think?
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
Wow... How cool is that, AND it didnt cost me a penny.
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
Now the hallway feels complete.It looks and feels very classy.
Now, here's a question for you.. what can I do with the other half of the table I have left over.... And the 4 chairs?
transforming a old kitchen table into a smart hallway table
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  • Jonalee Hoffman
    on Aug 18, 2018

    Did you secure it to the wall seeing as how it only has 2 fro t legs.


  • Barbara Lopez
    on Sep 6, 2018

    YOU DIDN'T MENTION HOW YOU ATTACHED IT TO THE WALL. hOW DID YOU ATTACH IT TO THE WALL?

  • Barbara Lopez
    on Sep 6, 2018

    Yes I would try this looks great need to know how it's attached to the wall? You should cover the cords with something or slide a matching short bench underneath the it. GREAT JOB

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  • Nancy stouffer
    on Oct 22, 2018

    Yes i love it but i think i would put electric up closer to the table so you could not see the cords. And the color black i just love it.

  • James
    on Oct 22, 2018

    Thank you.

    • Theresa Zeth
      on Jan 30, 2019

      James sometimes this site is hard to follow questions and answers...

      Your project is BEAUTIFUL!

      You can send the other half of the table to me! Lol

      Many on here have ask how you secure this to the wall!

      Great idea and Thank you for sharing!

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