This table was very plain and boring. I had an idea to spruce it up.
Thift shop flipdiy side table
I picked up a couple 1x4s, made some cuts.
Then I attached the 1x4s to the top like so, giving about an inch of overhang on all sides. Now it's not so plain.
I attached them from the bottom so you won't see the screws. It always makes a piece look a little sharper.
I used an espresso stain, love this rich, dark color.
I gave the base a coat of primer and a coat of paint in winter sky gray.
After I stained the top, I gave it a coat of polycrylic.
I lightly distressed and stained the edges.
And there you have it!
Before and After
I love how this turned out!