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Pine Table Upcycle

I guess this is more of a furniture revamp than an upcycle: we bought a table, and it remains a table. Just now it is a fabulous, funky table!

Here she is in her original state, minus some varnish on the legs. A perfectly nice and functional pine table with a heavy, solid feel that tells you it’s a quality item. We acquired the table at a local charity shop for a very reasonable price. There’s nothing wrong with it as it is, but we wanted to add a bit of interest to go with our new kitchen.

Antique pine table ready for a redo

First we removed the legs, which luckily were attached with screws so were easy to disassemble

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Legs were then reattached after sanding down. We didn’t need to sand the top as we had other plans for that…

pine table with sanded legs

Next job is priming the wood ready for the final colour (I must admit I quite liked it in white too!).

priming pine table legs for repainting

Here’s a glimpse of the final colour – a bold sunshine yellow which sets off the dark top rather nicely! (Excuse the decrepit old laminate flooring).

table with repainted yellow legs

The final part of the process involved adding a zinc top to the table – basically a large sheet of zinc which is moulded around the wooden top and then soldered in and hammered in place. I sadly don’t have a picture of this process as my hubby got on with it quite quickly. He enjoys a new craft as much as I do…!

However I do have a detailed photo of some of the effects we tried out using cut lemons, scourers and sandpaper!

zinc table top with different effects

Zinc can be marked or stained with citrus fruit to produce different effects

Here’s another peek at the finished table…

beautiful pine table upcycle using zinc and yellow paint

I’ll show you more when we have a decent floor in place to show it off!

Meanwhile, we started on up-doing the chairs to match…! More in my next post. Have a great weekend everyone! x

 

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