Paint Stick Tabletop by REstyle Contributor Thistlewood Farm
Refresh a Vintage Table
CONTRIBUTED BY THISTLEWOOOD FARMS
If you have an old table lying around in your home that could use some re-finishing, try out this fun herringbone tabletop. Instead of a fresh coat of paint or stain, this textured topper gives a new life to your table.
Materials and Tools Needed
- Paint stir sticks
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Sandpaper + sander
- Miter box
- Cut paint strips into 5″ sticks. KariAnne used about 25 paint sticks for this project. She cut each strip individually with a saw in a miter box.
- Measure 2 1/2″ from the edge of the table and place a strip of blue painter’s tape. The tape will be a guide for the first row. Line up the first 2 wood pieces with tape and a square ruler.
- Apply wood glue and let dry.
- Continue lining up wood pieces using the tape as a guide. Glue each piece into place with wood glue. Follow herringbone pattern as shown.
- Continue STEP 3 until the basic pattern is laid out. Measure side spaces and cut side pieces to fit. Don’t worry if the sides don’t line up perfectly, they will be sanded later.
- Fill gaps with wood putty. Let dry. Sand entire table top. Round the edges of the table top until the sides are uniform and lined up.
- Stain table top. Follow directions on stain for application. Apply two coats and follow up with a water based polyurethane to seal the wood. KariAnne used Minwax Provincial.