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Beautiful DIY Round Side Table Makeover With Napkins

This round side table makeover started out as a $2 thrift store find headed for the trash. Read on to see how it was completely transformed!

I’m sharing this round side table makeover as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge.

There are 14 budget-friendly home decorating ideas shared this month, so be sure to check those out with the links at the end of this post.

 

before and after table makeover

My daughter and I were out thrifting recently when I spotted this round side table. I know what you are thinking…it’s not very pretty.

thrift store round table before makeover

But, I needed a little side table for my bedroom and when I saw the $2 price tag, I knew I could transform it!

If you are a regular visitor here, you know I have been on a decoupage kick lately. It all started with a package of beautiful chinoiserie napkins I ordered from Amazon.

I have a love for all things chinoiserie, so I used them to make a decoupaged chinoiserie vase. 

Of  course I had about 20 napkins left so I put them to good use and made a fall pumpkin centerpiece and most recently, a few decoupaged garden pots. 

If you haven’t tried this technique yet, give it a try. It’s super easy, and very forgiving. Let’s get to the simple tutorial.

Supplies Needed For Round Side Table Makeover 

thrift store round table before makeover

How To Decoupage A Table Top

Start by removing the price tag and giving it a good cleaning. You can use a little goo gone if you need to. 

thrift store round table before makeover

Give the table top a couple of coats of white paint. The pretty napkins will show up much better if you paint it white first.

decoart paint and foam brush on table

I love to use foam brushes, because they are cheap, but also work great on smaller projects like this table.

painting thrift store table with foam brus

Continue to paint the entire table top and let it dry completely. You can use a heat gun to speed up the drying time if you want.

close up of white painted round table

Now it’s time to decoupage the napkins. Aren’t these so pretty? They look like wildflowers.

blue floral napkins

Start by removing the top layer of the napkin. Most napkins are 2-3 ply and you only need the top printed layer.

close up of napkins

Add mod podge directly to the table with a foam brush working in sections.

mod podge on table

Place the napkin on the table and lightly pat it down. I learned a tip of putting your hand in a plastic bag to smooth the wrinkles out. 

It really helps so the napkin doesn’t tear. You will not get all the wrinkles out, but it gives it a slightly vintage look. You can even sand it a little if you want.

using plastic bag to smooth wrinkles

close up of round table makeover

Continue to cover the table with the napkins and mod podge, trimming off the edges. As this table will be used for glasses, etc.

I chose to add a couple of coats of polycrylic to seal it.

putting polycrylic on round table

A soft blue paint was added to the bottom of the table. I lucked out and had the perfect shade of blue in my stash! Don’t you love when that happens?

bottom of round table painted blue

Here is a before and after to really show the transformation:

before and after round table makeover

So, what do you think? Not bad for $2 if I do say so myself. 

finished table makeover with mod podge and napkins

round table makeover with decoupage with vase

Where Can You Find Pretty Napkins For Decoupage?

  • Homegoods
  • Amazon
  • Christmas Tree Shop
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Kirklands
  • Dollar Store

I hope you enjoyed this round side table makeover. If so, please PIN the below image:

before and after table makeover

Visit the talented bloggers below to see their thrifty home projects.

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finished table makeover with mod podge and napkins

Beautiful DIY Round Side Table Makeover With Napkins

Yield: 1 Table
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

I picked up a $2 thrift store table headed for the trash and gave it a beautiful makeover with mod podge and pretty floral napkins for a cottage feel. It makes a great side table, or bedroom table.

Materials

  • Table - or piece of furniture
  • Paper Napkins - these are the ones I used
  • Mod Podge
  • DecoArt Outdoor Paint – White
  • Foam Brush 
  • Polycrylic Clear Finish

Instructions

  1. Remove the price tag and give it a good cleaning. 
  2. Give the table top a couple of coats of white paint.
  3. Paint the entire table top and let it dry completely.
  4. Remove the top layer of the napkin.
  5. Add mod podge directly to the table with a foam brush working in sections.
  6. Place the napkin on the table and lightly pat it down. 
  7. Continue to cover the table with the napkins and mod podge, trimming off the edges.
  8. Add a couple of coats of polycrylic to seal it.

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