I saw these beautiful dining table on pinterest for $4000-$7000 and I decided I can definitely DIY that! Here is my how to.
Modern Round Moon Table
This is the before picture. I apologize know its a horrible picture. However, I found this table on Facebook marketplace for $40!
This is my inspiration.
I started by spray painting the bottom base part sunlit brass. It is rust-oleum from lowes.
Next I used my jigsaw to cut off the beveled border of the table. This table is solid wood, thankfully!
I tried sanding it but I was too impatient. The table had a solid few layers of finish on it.
So I applied my handy dandy paint/finish stripper. I use Citristrip from Lowes as well. After I scraped and and wash off the strip I sanded down the top of the table. I didnt bother stripping the base because I will be covering those up with dowel rods.
Next I cut 3/4 inch dowel rods down the middle so that I have half moon shaped dowels. I made sure they were cut to the size of the base of the table. Then I used my nail gun to secure them to the base.
Next I applied a white wash to the dowels and the top of the table. I used 50/50 water and white chalk paint. The white wash neutralizes the yellow in the wood.
After that dried I applied American stain over top the white wash. I made sure to wipe any excess off immediately after brushing it on.
I used the same technique to the base.
I used an old rag to wipe off any excess stain.
Then I applied clear matte polyurethane. I used two coats.
Heres the finished product!
- Sunlit brass spray paint rust-oleum (Lowes)
- White chalk paint (Lowes)
- Palm sander and sand paper
- American stain (Lowes)
- Clear matte polyurethane (Lowes)
- Paint scraper
- Citristrip (Lowes)
Lannen on Sep 27, 2021
Very creative! Can you comment on how you cut the dowels in half without any splitting? I'd be inclined to make the project easier by trying to buy them pre-cut in half. I know you can buy half-round moulding (from any of the big box hardware stores) which would approximate the look.