Vintage Table Remodel
My mom picked up this little table at a flea market a few years back. It was cute, but with a significantly cracked veneer it needed a little work!
I started by heating the veneer with a heat gun, which melts the adhesive holding it to the piece. This makes it easier to pull off the veneer.
Then I used a putty knife to pull the veneer off of the piece.
I repeated this until most of the veneer was removed. Once the veneer was gone, I sanded the area with my orbital sander to remove any remaining adhesive or veneer. The top in particular was a bit more stuck-on and needed the sanding.
Then I painted the places where I'd removed the veneer. I used a DIY Chalk paint made out of latex paint, water, and baking soda. No matter how much I mixed, the baking soda didn't fully dissolve, leading to a bumpy finish. I wouldn't recommend it.
And my nightstand was done! If you like how it turned out, or want to learn more about removing veneer, check out the full blog post!
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