Burlap & Black

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

I’m really excited to show you this makeover because this is one of those projects that had a major transformation.  Not major in that it took me 9 months to complete like my gray dresser, but there’s just a pretty big difference in the look of the “before” and the “after.”  There’s also a little story about how I acquired this piece.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

I was garage sale-ing with my mom at a subdivision sale and we stopped at this particular house.  They had lots of things outside but almost immediately I noticed this table.  Even though it had a country vibe, I liked the A-frame style and the height of it.  The only issue was that it was off to the side and behind the lady taking money, which usually implies that it’s being held for someone else.

My mom (aka my reluctant assistant) beat me over to her.  “Is that for sale?!”  The lady replied that it had been for sale, but someone’s kid had accidentally knocked it over and one of the doors had broken off.  “If you want it, you can just have it.”  I could hear the frustration in her voice over the event.  “Just take it; it’s yours if you want it.”  Um, yes!!  So we loaded it into the car and I paid zero for a table that was marked $7.50.  (And I probably would’ve paid that for it!)

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

Once I got it home, my first task was to remove the pinecones and twigs.  Those things were NOT easy to remove- they had both glue and tiny nails holding them on.  I used a flathead screwdriver to get the pinecones off and then pliers to pull about a million very tiny nails out from each of the doors.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

The next step was fixing the broken door.  Luckily the split was down the edge of one side, so I just used wood glue to secure it back in place and let it sit for about 24 hours.  If you don’t have a clamp available, you can always use a wrench to secure a small area.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

I painted everything black except for the textured areas.  Since the texture on the front and sides was so rough, I knew sanding wouldn’t be a good option.  I used the other side of the burlap sack from my burlap art I made last year and cut out four sections to decoupage onto the table with Mod Podge.

After applying the Mod Podge in sections, I had to hold the burlap in place for a long time until it stayed up by itself.  I was honestly worried that it might not be strong enough but it worked great!  I finished by distressing the wood a little and then applying Annie Sloan clear wax as a protectant.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

I absolutely love the table now and I think it looks a million times better than before.   Pinecones definitely aren’t my favorite decorating accessory.  ;)

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

I also like how the little bit of turquoise and pink on the burlap pop against the tan and black.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

Did you notice the detail in the woodwork on the trim?  Beautiful.

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

Accent table makeover using paint, Mod Podge, and burlap.  What a transformation!

 This table has been sold.

Jen

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21 Comments on Burlap & Black

  1. Kelsey
    (July 5, 2013)

    Hi there! Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers Collective on FB and just wanted to tell you that this makeover is AWESOME! I love it! Great job!
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    • Jen
      (July 5, 2013)

      Thanks so much, Kelsey! Glad you stopped by. :)

      Reply
  2. margherita
    (July 8, 2013)

    Ciao Jen, piacere di conoscerti…! sono margherita e ti vorrei fare i complimenti per i tuoi bellissimi lavori. Ho scelto uno a caso dove fare un commento ma devo dire che tutti hanno una particolare caratteristica: l’amore che ci metti. Anche io ho fatto qualche restauro ma mi dedico principalmente ai quadri. Devo dire che non so specializzarmi ancora in una cosa sola. E per questo che adoro il Mixed Media, che mi permette di esprimermi ogni giorno in qualcosa di diverso. Mi auguro di ritrovarti spesso e spero che tu venga a trovarmi qualche volta.
    marghe

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  3. Jamie
    (July 10, 2013)

    I love this! What a great idea ;) Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

    Reply
  4. Shelly Andrade
    (July 11, 2013)

    This is just the coolest transformation ever! LOVE what you did!! Great job!! Shelly Andrade of Shizzle Design stopping by via MMS Furniture Feature Friday.

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    • Jen
      (July 12, 2013)

      Thank you Shelly- your comment made me happy! :)

      Reply
  5. Liz @ Quirky Vistas
    (July 12, 2013)

    What a cute and funky piece. I love how you got the table and what you did to it. Great idea using the sacks. I have two that I’ve been saving for something for a year. I’ll have to keep your idea in mind. I just love it!
    Liz
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    • Jen
      (July 12, 2013)

      Thanks Liz! I have several sacks too… just waiting. ;) They’re so big that even one can last for several projects!

      Reply
  6. Toodie
    (July 13, 2013)

    Very creative! Absolutely love how it turned out; you, my dear, are a creative genius and may come to my house and revamp anything your heart desires!

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    • Jen
      (July 16, 2013)

      Oh my! (Blushing) Thank you Toodie, what a compliment! ;)

      Reply
  7. Cynthia
    (July 13, 2013)

    Seriously? You’d hardly recognize that from the before picture. It looks amazing!

    Reply
  8. Mary Soulios
    (July 14, 2013)

    Coming over from Breida with a b Facebook link to this. How innovative!

    Reply

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