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A Side Table Makeover with a Decoupaged Fabric Table Top

I recently rehabbed this side table that was a  $13 yard sale find. It originally had  a glass top that had long since been broken which left the entire wood top intact except for a large 2-inch hole on top in the front  where the glass could originally be pushed up from underneath. I needed an easy way to fix it without cutting a new top.  I decided to do a side table makeover with a decoupaged table top.

Side table before makeover

First, I needed to fill the hole in the top of the table.  A slat of wood screwed in underneath the top, and then slice of  of two inch dowel glued on top, and then filled with wood putty and sanded fill it in perfectly.  While I was waiting for the wood putty to dry, I painted the outside of the table in a black semi- gloss paint. It took about 3  coats of paint for complete coverage. After moving the knobs and drilling a new holes, Rustoleum Universal Spray (awesome stuff) an it had a whole new personality.  It looked so much more updated! See how you can decoupage fabric on a tabletop here.

Side table before makeover

Once the top was completely dry, I was able to do a  fabric  decoupaging method.  I picked a pretty black and white damask pattern for the top of the table. Damask has such a timeless look, and I knew it would be able to be used for years to come.

Painted table makeover with fabric

Moving the knobs made a huge difference to the front. I filled them using this method, and then re-drilled them in a better place. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone would put knob holes in the middle of the cabinet. It makes the door really hard to pull on and open. I moved them to a normal place at the edge of the door.

I found a pretty, black butterfly knob.  I liked the idea of the butterfly knob instead of something plain.
Butterly knob on painted side table makeover
A pretty knob on a piece of furniture is like adding jewelry and can really make it look even more upscale like this dresser makeover with gold arrow pulls.
Inside of furinture decoupaged top


I also painted out the inside as well and decoupaged the same fabric on the floor on the side table makeover with a decoupaged table top. It makes for a nice finished surprise when you open the door.


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