What are ideas for repair of the top of a bedside table?

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I have a bedside table that has the top damaged, but the rest is still in great condition. I would like some ideas as to what could be added to the top.
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  • Brenda L Herrling Brenda L Herrling on May 31, 2017
    Sand - steps available here: http://www.lostandfounddecor.com/how-to-refinish-a-table-dresser-part-1/ Post a before and after photo - would love to see your finished work.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 31, 2017
    Without a picture of the table , it's hard to say . My advice is to sand it down really well , clean it, stain or repaint it. Then apply several coats of polyurethane , lightly sanding between each coat.

  • Debby Debby on May 31, 2017
    If you are not a stainer, you can either lightly sand and paint, or purchase some contact-type vinyl and cover the top. I've done both with good results.

  • Gina Gina on May 31, 2017
    Measure the size and go in search of a piece of marble or granite or what ever to go on top of it. Stores that sell stone often have small pieces left over. Ikea has marble pieces for the kitchen that can be used. I have found marble pieces in job lot stores. I found two pieces of marble at a yard sale that worked well on my IKEA end tables that were really small 2 drawer cabinets.

  • Tamara A Cope Tamara A Cope on May 31, 2017
    Depends on the look you are going for but a light butcher block piece would add a rustic feel

  • Pat Pat on May 31, 2017
    A mirror. It will reflect the light of the lamp. OR you could put a piece of fabric on the night stand top and put a piece of glass over that.

  • Renee Miller Renee Miller on May 31, 2017
    Thank you!