Before you throw out that old card table, you may want to read about my refresh!
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A few years ago I was in a Goodwill and saw a card table that was calling my name. For some reason I turned my back on it and ever since that day, it’s been haunting me. Talk about perfect timing for the At Home DIY Thrift Store challenge and guess what I found? Another card table this time at Habitat Restore for only $5!!
Of course I found it when I was getting ready to paint all the kitchen doors. I put that poor sad table to work until I was ready to refresh it.
First things first, I took the top off. Which was SUPER easy because there are just a few screws that holds the top to the base.
I pulled off the nasty brown plastic that covered the top, but tried to save the foam so there would be a little bit of padding.
Now it’s time to have some fun!!!
Using sandpaper I gave the base a good rub down to take the sheen off and get it ready for paint. I had some really pretty Devine Color spray paint from a project I didn’t end up doing. Thank goodness for stashed supplies. After a few good swipes of the spray paint, I could tell even that was a huge improvement.
This super adorable flannel lined table cloth I found at Hobby Lobby was perfect to recover the top of the table. I pulled it secure, cut off the excess, and used the staple gun to tack it in place.
Believe it or not, that’s it. I reattached the top to the base and my $5.00 thrift store find looks like new! I love how easy it was to give it a little update and all in total cost me less than $10.
This thrift store find has new life!
This thrift store refresh is going to be the perfect addition to our outdoor entertaining.
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