It even has beautiful rope detail.
My plan was not to use it as a kitchen table, but to transform it into a coffee table. I already have a round coffee table but it wasn't what I really wanted for my tiny living room. It served its purpose but I wanted something more substantial. You can see the old table below...
First thing I needed to do was to remove the screws that attach the table to the base from the pedestal.
I then measured the height of my seat cushions on the couch and decided to make my coffee table the same height. Using a hand saw, I cut the pedestal to the appropriate height. Don't judge me...I know that I'm doing a messy job in my livingroom!
I used masking tape to make the cutting line so I kept it level and straight. It worked very well!
I replaced the screws at the top of the pedestal making sure to measure and line up the holes at the bottom of the tabletop.
I sanded the table top and stained it using Minwax Dark Walnut stain. When dry, I lightly sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper to remove any roughness. I then waxed it with Minwax Paste Wax to protect the surface. The edge of the tabletop together with the legs and pedestal received a coat of primer before I added two coats of Behr paint called Totally Black.
Here is the finished table...
I love it and am very happy with the results. And, it only cost me $25.00 and a few hours of labour!
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