I have been sitting on this little beauty for a while now…
Just your typical thrift store kids table.
After I gave it a pretty thorough sanding, I took a couple cheap white lace table runners from the dollar store like this,
and overlapped them in the middle until I liked the look of the pattern placement.
Lightly adhered them to the table with a spray adhesive, and then carried it out into my garage and sprayed through the lace with white spray paint.
When I peeled the table runners off, the lace pattern was barely visible on the pale wood. That’s ok. We’re not done yet!
Let it dry well, I think I left mine overnight. And then I gave it a generous coat of dark stain.
Even after two coats of stain, the lace was still not popping through the way I had hoped. I sort of thought I was going to have to restart, so when the stain had dried I attacked it with the sander again and wouldn’t you know? The white lace started to show up:)
I sanded the top until I was happy with how much of the pattern was showing through, but I left the edges nice and dark.
I finished it up with a few coats of satin poly. Lightly sanding between each coat.
It’s all done!
I added it to a corner of our family room, it’s the perfect spot for reading, homework or a princess tea party!
Even big sister joined in:)
A pretty easy makeover, I had everything I needed except the lace table runners.
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