How I Transformed a Thrifted West Elm Table

Home by Heena
by Home by Heena
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I have spent a good part of this year drooling over gorgeous dining tables outside of our budget, constantly searching Facebook Marketplace, and considering building our own. Our old table was a $30 garage sale find that we had tried to modernize, but it was time for it to go. One day, I came across a West Elm dining table on Craigslist and knew it was too good to pass up. Read more to see how I transformed it for an entirely different look!

Find the right table to work with

This is what the table originally looked like. I knew that I had to do something to the base since the nickel would clash with our brass accents and it just wasn’t my style.

Remove the table top off of the base

The marble top was heavy, but we were able to move it between the two of us. The base is a hollow metal piece.

Spray paint the base

I used Satin Heirloom White by Rust-Oleum. The base needed about three coats. Make sure to start and stop spraying away from the item you're painting to avoid drips. Remember to spray paint outside with appropriate PPE!

Put the table back together

Attach the tabletop to the base once it's dried.

The Final Result

I was going for a minimalist sculptural look, and this simple project got the job done! Head over to my blog post for the full reveal and links to sources. As always, find me on Instagram  @homebyheena for daily inspiration!

Suggested materials:
  • Spray paint
  • Thrifted table
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  • Lisa Mcwhorter Lisa Mcwhorter on Sep 15, 2022

    I'm drooling over fact that you found such a cool table secondhand, that it's from West Elm, the style of table, and most of all.... the fact that the top is a big thick piece of white marble!!!

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