Time for another table mini makeover. My cats have made a mess of a console table I have in my living room. They are always jumping up on this table and they've scratched up the top so much that it looks awful.
The top is made of rubberwood and when I researched refinishing rubberwood, everything I found said it was difficult to do. Rather than frustrating myself over attempting to refinish the top, I decided to build a new top with a piece of maple veneer plywood and some quarter-round moulding.
Here is the table when it was new:
and here it is after its 2012 makeover:
But that top no longer looks remotely attractive. Cats!! Oh well, they keep inspiring new projects...
I measured the top of the table and cut a new top that was a little larger - I had found the original to be a little too small. I cut the quarter-round and mitered the corners and then glued and nailed it onto the new plywood top.
This is the underside of the table:
I used my favourite stain, Minwax Provincial, and a wood conditioner before staining. This makes it so much easier to get an even coat of stain without any blotchy spots!
Here is the final look:
This was a pretty quick fix that took a couple of hours to put together. Mitering the corners of the moulding was the only tricky bit. I'm still a newbie at figuring out how to do that...
Have a great day!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn't want to root through! Come along for the ride!!