My end tables needed a makeover. I had a set of 4 folding tv trays, handed down to me through at least 2 separate owners and originally purchased at Target. Good, solid tables, but boring. I figured they needed a bit of a makeover and got to work. I painted the tables themselves a glossy white with a high hiding latex paint, and stained pieces of wood alternating colors. Top the tables with the wood strips and shellack the hell out of the surface and the makeover is complete! Yes, I’m leaving out the part where I stained my hands (and a now hidding wineglass) brown with wood stain, practially asphyxiated myself with varnish fumes and lost a fingerprint to a hot glue gun, but I still think it was totally worth it.
*I borrowed the before picture from June and Bear who made even the “before” look better than I ever could. See her sweet and stripey table makeover here!