Before & After: Margaux's Night & Day Table Makeover

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Margaux inherited this table, solidly built but in bad condition, from a friend. She began by sanding the top of the table, but when she discovered just how many times the top had been repainted, Margaux came up with an alternate idea:

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From Margaux:

A friend of mine gave this table to me when she moved. It was really solid but looked pretty bad. I started by sanding the top, only to find there was about 10 coats of paint and wax. I decided to discard the top and find an another solution. 

Meanwhile, I applied metalic paint to the base. Then, I remembered finding a huge pile of wooden boards on the street. I cut them the right length and sanded and oiled each of them. I glued and screwed the boards on the rim of the base. This project took about 4 hours and only cost $5!

Thanks, Margaux!

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(Images: Aux Meubles De Margaux)