Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
When I shared my cerused dining table makeover yesterday, I had several people comment and say that their own dining table needed a bit of an update as well. Since I know that probably not everyone wants a cerused dining table, I thought I’d bring you some other ideas (as well as helpful links) to get your creative juices flowing. No need to live with an outdated dining table when there are so many options for updating and making over your table!
Here are some of my favorite ideas…
Idea #1: Paint the apron and base a solid color, and re-stain the top in a rich stain color, like this dining table before and after from Blue 11 Interiors.
Idea #2: Paint the table top and the base in different but coordinating colors, like this before and after table makeover from Celebrating Everyday Life.
Idea #3: Add a stenciled design to the table top, like this before and after from Pretty Handy Girl.
Idea #4: Paint the base, stain the top, and then lightly whitewash the top for a beautifully aged look, like this table from Paint Me White.
Idea #5: Paint the table top to look like a zinc-covered table, like this one from That Mommy Blog.
Idea #6: Actually cover the table top with zinc, stainless steel, copper, or any other sheet metal, like this zinc-covered table from Unexpected Elegance.
Idea #7: Add some color to your room by painting the table one solid exciting color, like this table from Everyday Lovely.
Idea #8: Strip and re-stain the table. You can completely change the stain color, and even give it a distressed/weathered look, like this table makeover from Simple Details Blog.
Idea #9: Add some sparkle to the top with glass, nailhead trim, etc., like this table makeover from Dwellings By DeVore.
Idea #10: Replace an outdated or damaged top with a concrete table top, like this table makeover from Kara Paslay Designs.
And finally, the most classic, never-go-out-of-style option…
Idea #11: Paint it white, like this table makeover from 11 Magnolia Lane.
Those are some of the best ways I’ve found to makeover an outdated dining table. What ideas do you have? If you’ve done a dining table makeover and have pics posted online, feel free to share a link in a comment below so we can be inspired by your creativity!
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