DIY Folding Table Guide: How to Make a Folding Table Look Nice

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Are you working from more than usual? You might need a quick, dedicated tabletop workspace. Maybe you need extra table space for your craft or living room. That old folding table in your garage could be the perfect piece of furniture to serve a new purpose in your home—but it’s not exactly in style as-is.

When using a folding table to accessorize a space in your home, no one needs to know it’s a folding table that used to collect dust in your garage! With the right DIY folding table decorating tricks, it can fit right into your home’s décor. Here’s how!

Covert Cover-Up

One of the simplest ways to conceal a folding table is to cover it. Depending on your style, a fabric covering gives you the opportunity to get creative and make your folding table either blend in or stand out as your latest statement piece!

Don’t settle for merely draping a cloth over the table. Choose a fabric or decorative vinyl that you love, then attach it to the table using a staple gun or hot glue. Trim the edges to help your covering look like the covering is the tabletop!

Spray The Gray Away

Using event furniture for everyday use in your home is a cost-effective way to fulfill your furniture needs. However, those folding table legs aren’t the best look for many home decors.

Spray paint is your answer for a folding table makeover! Folding table legs often show plenty of wear and tear, depending on the age and use of the table. A fresh coat of metallic or colorful spray paint can cover damage and blemishes while boosting the look of the table legs. Choose a color that follows the latest trends or keep it simple and timeless with white or silver.

If you don’t want to use a fabric covering for the tabletop, you can also spray-paint the surface of the table! Choose a high-quality paint that can hold up to regular table use as part of your home’s everyday furniture.

Add a Layer

If the tabletop is too damaged to paint or cover with fabric, add a layer with colorful or pretty table cloths! Add a few wooden planks to the top of your table for a fresh, new surface.

Make sure to secure the planks to the original tabletop. Sand the planks for a smooth finish. Stain or paint the planks to match your interior decorating tastes!

With a new top, your old beat-up folding table can turn into something beautiful! It might become sturdy enough to serve as your new kitchen table or workstation in your home office.

Get Creative With DIY Folding Table Rehab

Whether it’s a fun craft project or a necessity, get creative with your DIY folding table rehab! Create a new piece of attractive, useful furniture using a folding table tucked away in your garage and a few inexpensive techniques.

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