Dollar Store Enamelware Table

3 Materials
1 Hour

The table from the dollar store Five Below had me at "enamel"! What could I do with this $5 table that would be cute and my style?

The only problem with this gold trimmed table was that the gold was really kind of brown.

It definitely needed repainting.

This modern looking table was not the farmhouse style I usually go for but it was worth trying to make it over.

The first thing I did was to paint over the brownish/gold bottom of the table and legs black.

I'm using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black because it sticks well to metal and is self leveling so these brush strokes will level out when it dries.

Another option would be spray paint but I didn't have any on hand.

Next, I painted the top edge.

I was careful not to paint the edge perfectly, making it look like the chippy edges of vintage enamelware.

Now it was time to work on the top.

I wanted to add a simple design.

I cut a cardboard stencil that I had in my workshop into a circle that would fit inside the table top and make the stenciling easier.

I stenciled the design using the same black as I used on the bottom of the table.

When the stencil design dried I sprayed the top with a gloss sealer.

This little $5 table makeover definitely exceeded my expectations!

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  • Shirley
    on Feb 7, 2021

    Love this look! If I can't find this exact table I'll check out my local thrift stores. Wal-Mart used to carry a cheap round side table that would work. I'm sure I can find something to try this cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • Homeroad
      on Feb 7, 2021

      Thanks so much Shirley! You can do this with any table if you can't find this one. Just spray paint a round table with a high gloss white paint to start.

  • Denise
    7 days ago

    I love this idea and I love the choice of stencil. You have inspired me to try this!

    Thank you!

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