Crazy For Half Tables: Table Restyle using Mod Podge


I love half tables!  I was so excited when I found this one at a thrift store while shopping one weekend with the family.  It was the first item in my cart.  I was also ecstatic over the reasonable price- only $5.99! I knew exactly where I would put this table in our house, at the base of our stairs.  Space is limited in this area and this half table would be a perfect space saver.

I searched through my available scrapbook paper and went through several styles before I settled on this one.  I turned the table upside down onto the backside of two sheets of paper and traced the table top onto the paper.  I cut the tracing and used Mod Podge Matte Finish to glue the paper to the table top. I used my rubber Mod Podge tool and my hand to gently smooth out any air bubbles.  While the table top dried, I painted the rest of the table black with acrylic paint. One of the things I like about this table is, it had some etched details on the legs and top.  I accentuated this by painting the floral etching white.  Once all the paint dried I used about 4 coatings of Mod Podge to seal the piece.  I skipped priming the piece because the table felt rough almost like it had been lightly sanded before I bought it. The paint covered well with about two coats. I was happy with the design and the neutral black and white design goes well with our living room walls which are painted with Behr paint and primer in one sandstone color.

before and after



Two pieces of scrapbook paper design of choice

Black Acrylic paint

Mod Podge Matte Finish

Rubber Mod Podge

Scissors, Paint Brushes, Black Marker

Table top close up


8 thoughts on “Crazy For Half Tables: Table Restyle using Mod Podge

  1. annanza2 says:

    It was so cool connecting with you at “The fabric store” today. (Andrea….cashier). I am now following you too. I can see the love in your work. You’re awesome. This “Word Press” thing is cool. Perhaps I will take another stab at it. I look forward to more stuff from you.


    • Thank you Andrea! You all were so nice at the store today when my little one decided to get her hands dirty!
      Thank you so much for your kind words it means a lot and helps keep me creating! I will enjoy getting to know you out here. Good luck and let me know if you need any help with wordpress so far it has been great! A lot of wonderful creative minds! Oh and I am about to look you up on pinterest too : )


      • Thank you. You are so right. A little bit of acknowledgement goes a long way. I get your emails everyday and I find your work very inspiring.


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