Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Simple Map Table Makeover


Hey Guys!

Today I am going to share how to make over a sad looking table into a fabulous table!

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I love a simple makeover and this table is just that.

I am in furniture makeover mode at my house. We recently sold our house and we are in the process of buying another one. So, while I really should be packing (lame) I am re-doing furniture that should have been done a long time ago! I refuse to move anything that needs a makeover and didn't get one. 

Enter this tutorial for a Simple Map Table Makeover

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I had this super cute table in my garage for way too long! My teenager wanted it for her room, so I let her paint it pink. She is changing her colors, so I got my darling table back!

The first thing that I did was prime! I chose to paint this table using good old spray paint. I love all kinds of painting, but when it comes to a quick makeover, spray paint is the way to go. 

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I love all things Rustoleum, and this includes spray paint. This is the only brand that I use. So, I primed the table with some white Rustoleum primer and then let it dry.  After the primer, I painted a couple coats of Heirloom White. (one of my personal favorite colors) 

Once everything was dry, I was ready to add the map love. I am loving all things maps and globes right now. I am the proud owner of a collection of 7 globes and I am always looking for me. I may or may not be on the brink of a globe hoarder...

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Supplies needed:

Antique Mod Podge
Old atlas or map
sponge brush
(Peanut M&M's and Diet Coke are totally optional but strongly suggested)

I laid out my maps first before I added the mod podge. I didn't like the white around the edges, so I went ahead and cut those off. Once I liked what it looked like, I opened the mod podge and went to town. 

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You will notice that I used antique Mod Podge instead of regular mod podge. Why? I love that the antique dries cream and not clear. So, when I am doing any kind of vintage feeling project, this is my go to mod podge. 

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After my maps were dry, I added a little bit of stain to antique the table and show off the details of the table. I love the look of antiquing a piece, but this step is optional. I think that the table would look awesome either way. 

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That's it! Now you have a fabulous map table that didn't take a lot of time & will be an awesome conversation piece in your home! 

I hope that I inspired you to create something new!

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2 comments :

  1. So thrilled I found your blog today via Pinterest!!! That Pinterest! Such an addiction, I tell you!!!!
    I am loving your blog, I've got 3 kids in college so I'm loving some of these awesome ideas!!!
    Thanks for sharing~
    audrey

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  2. Cute. Love the "hello" where'd you get it?

    thx

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