DIY Wood Tile Nightstand–Without Power Tools!

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Chaney from May Richer Fuller Be has been using the same nightstand since she was in college. While it was still in good shape and she liked it just fine, Chaney says the dark wood didn’t go well with the light and airy look of her master bedroom. Chaney decided it was time for a makeover and challenged herself with giving the table a wood-tiled look – without using any power tools. Mission accomplished, and all Chaney needed was an X-acto knife!

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Dining Table Makeover with DIY Zinc Tabletop

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Traci from Beneath My Heart had been planning a makeover for her well-loved table for quite sometime and knew exactly the look she wanted – a zinc tabletop with distressed base. Traci did an easy update to her existing table base with some chalk paint and then got creative with the zinc tabletop, covering a piece of MDF with steel and aging it with muriatic acid. I love that you can use these steps to completely transform any old table or desk!

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Paint and Stain Farmhouse Dining Set

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When six chairs in need of an update came knocking on her door, Jennifer of Contemporary Harbor was inspired to give them a makeover and make a table to match. With the inspiration of a farmhouse dining set from Pottery Barn, Jennifer got to work repainting the chairs and then constructing a new planked tabletop. I love how Jennifer simplified the build by reusing the legs from an outdated table. What a smartie!

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Whitewashed Round Dining Table

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If you love that light and airy whitewashed finish that you often see in catalogs and magazines, the good news is that you can achieve the same look without paying big bucks!  Desiree of Camelot Art Creations completely changed the look of a honey-colored wood table by layering watered down grey and white paint. Desiree says the beauty of the technique is that she can simply wipe off the paint if she doesn’t get the results she’s after.

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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Jocie of The Better Half had been dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse table for her dining area. With a bit of begging, Jocie convinced her handy hubs Ethan to take on building the table from scratch. That is… until she came up with an ingenious idea. Instead of building from scratch, Josie and Ethan reused the legs and parts from a secondhand table and built a new solid oak tabletop. Their table is every bit as gorgeous as their Pottery Barn inspiration but way cheaper and even higher quality!

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Number Art Nightstand

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For her “Big Guy’s” thirtieth birthday, Dana from Crafted Niche surprised him with a nightstand she picked up off of Craigslist and refabbed with some cool number art. Dana used a projector to trace on the number design and then painted it in with homemade chalk paint. While the outside is pretty amazing, Dana also customized the inside with dividers to hold the Big Guy’s beloved sunglass collection. She definitely gets some awesome girlfriend bragging rights for this gift!

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Faux Zinc Dining Table

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Michelle of That Mommy Blog wanted to give her dining room a makeover that would reflect her “true and passionate love for neutrals, texture, and metallics.” She made a huge impact in the space by transforming her dining table into the table of her dreams with a faux zinc tabletop and distressed base. Michelle’s faux zinc finish is impeccable and offers a more subdued way to integrate metallics into a space.

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Zinc Coffee Table

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One thing Kelli from Restore Interiors felt was missing from her living area was a coffee table. She got a secondhand table from a friend that happened to resemble one from Pottery Barn with a zinc top. Kelli liked the idea of a zinc top but wanted it to have more of a vintage look than all shiny and new. Kelli experimented with “recipes” and really achieved the look of zinc in the end.

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