Do you love a good before and after? This side table flip with caning is adorable and was from the thrift store.
I’ve been loving the caning I’m seeing on projects. I purchased caning in a small roll and was just waiting to try it.
I spotted this table at Goodwill. It was $14.
Yes to me it was UGLY, but it was heavy and I knew it had potential.
I’m excited to show you how it came out.
Do you love flipping furniture? When they are great deals and turn out awesome, you just have to share.
Working with the caning was super easy. Below I’ll share the steps I used to get this look.
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TABLE FLIP STEPS
STEP ONE – CLEANING
The first step is always a good cleaning. In this case it was dusting it first, then I used Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner all over.
STEP TWO – PREPPING TO PAINT
Next I removed the hardware. This included the door pull and hinges for the door.
After the hinges, I unscrewed and removed the feet, there were three of them.
The last prep was to remove the trim on the door.
That is where I planned to use the caning.
It was glued and nailed so it took quite a bit of prying to remove it.
STEP THREE – PAINT
Since my plan was to put the caning inside the trim area on the door, I decided to paint it with Dixie Belle Silk Mineral Paint in Anchor.
That way when you look at the piece, it looks like there is nothing behind the caning.
After painting the black, I began covering the remainder of the piece with Dixie Belle Silk Mineral Paint in Endless Shore.
An off white color which will look great in my reading nook.
The final color was Dixie Belle Silk Mineral Paint in Nautical.
This bright navy would be perfect for the trim on the door, it pops against the caning.
I used only two coats of the Endless Shore on the cabinet.
STEP FOUR – CANING
I purchased the caning from Amazon in a small roll.
I unrolled it and laid it against the door.
There were markings from where the trim was, so I could see exactly where the caning would cover.
I sprayed it with my misting bottle of water. I’ve read that it shrinks a bit, so my goal was to spray it, then tack it down so then it stayed tight when it dried.
I tacked it down with a few drops of hot glue and then trimmed it with scissors to fit the area.
After trimming, I tacked the edges down with more hot glue and next was to add the trim back on.
STEP FIVE – PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER
I was ready to add the trim back on top of the caning. I used a nailer to attach the trim but because the smaller pieces were plastic, some of them chipped.
I used Dixie Belle Mud to repair the crack and fill the nail holes on the trim. After it dried, I touched up with the Nautical.
Next was to put the legs back on, the hinges and add a blue and white porcelain knob with a compass on it for the door.
I still can’t believe this heavy piece was only $14. When I was at Goodwill, I had a person writing up the ticket when a couple walked up and decided they wanted it. Fortunately I was already in process of buying, so I got this steal!
My advice, don’t go into the store unless you have a way to bring it home! Haha, that is one way to motivate me to keep my car clean.
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