I Painted My Sofa! (Before & After)

After a while, Steve joined the kiddos for a few minutes, before heading to a meeting. Repeat above steps until you have 2 legs (or more if that’s how you like to party). I laid the table on it’s side, and drew a line on the side of the leg facing up, and another on the side facing toward me. I did this using a piece of graph paper, which allowed me to align one line on the paper with the edge of the leg, thus making sure the edge of the paper was perpendicular to the edge of the leg.

For the self adhesive felt tips to stick to the chair and table legs, you will have to be sure they are clear of dirt, lint and dust or the pads just will not stick. All in all, it cost me about $75 for all the materials which is a lot cheaper than buying a pre-made beer pong table. After letting the stained wood dry for the recommended time suggested by the stain manufacturer.

One day while shopping in Home Depot, we walked by the stair balusters (newel posts) and realized that if we turned them upside down, they looked exactly like furniture legs. Portland cement – You may have to buy a full bag for $10.00. It will last for a long time as you only need a pint or so per table. The center legs are different because I didn’t want to splurge on mid century legs that wouldn’t be seen.

IKEA furniture can fit a lot of shapes and spaces, but it’s not the same as raw materials, and often costs more than just getting the raw materials for your DIY project. Hopefully by now, we all know that you’re supposed to sand furniture before painting it. However, unless you sand it down like you have the arms of a powerlifter, your paint won’t last forever. It’s definitely a temporary solution to my sofa situation, but I think it looks pretty darn good! Before you assume IKEA is a furniture hacker’s haven, you should make sure it’s the best place to make your specific idea come to life.


Very little wood veneer was salvageable, so we sanded it all down, patched and filled all the areas that needed it and primed it with CIL Smart3 primer The knobs and pulls were super cool, but also in rough shape with the white enamel coming off and the brass peeling badly. So if you’re looking for a rustic farmhouse workspace, don’t pass up that yard sale table.

I recently had some new hardwoods installed and the workers told me to hot glue the felt pads on the feet of the furniture. Take out the glass and get some burlap (purchased mine from Home Depot) and layer it (about 2 or 3 layers) behind the frame. Not solely provides master craftsmanship in the repair and restoration of Queen Anne and pincer and Ball Style Chair and tabularize Legs.

It’s just not going to be a sofa that you want to snuggle on. So don’t take your main sofa out of your family room where the family watches t.v. each night and paint it. Your family will hate you for it. I’ve been obsessed with pipes as table legs since my coworker showed me a custom console table his brothers made him. You will now have a structure which concrete can be poured in. Note — the actual top of your concrete table will be very smooth because it will cure against the smooth and flat melamine surfaces. That’s a long way of saying, be prepared to hang out at Home Depot or Lowe’s for a while.

For the commercial woodworker, the benefits are similar, with the table base kit also being an efficient way to boost production while saving labor. Many consumers are searching small nook for your home that is stuffed with an antique collection and old wood furniture. If you are planning on remodeling your table furniture designs, then not to worry since you can simply and cheaply do it by changing the legs.

Now we will need to grab our pipes now and assemble the table leg sections before we screw anything onto the table top. There was another provider on Etsy but he was a bit slow to reply, and the legs didn’t look like they were finished as well. The mortise and tenon joinery is historically accurate and proven to be the strongest assembly technique for building wooden dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, kitchen islands, vanities and benches.

I’m a freelance graphic designer and interior decorator, this is where I share my design ideas, recipes, DIY furniture projects and crafts. This product works in conjunction with a hinge (purchased separately) to hold the table leaf in a horizontal position. To apply the wax turn your table right side up, take an old, clean, white t-shirt that you are okay with throwing away and put a clump of wax in the middle of it. Apply the wax in a circular motion through the t-shirt being sure not to apply it too thick or it will get blotchy.