Give new life to a well-loved piece with Prooftint
What you'll need
Prepare & repair
- Remove the previous coating using timber stripper and a wire brush. For stubborn, existing coatings use a wire brush drill attachment. Be careful to not scratch the timber.
- DIY projects can come with surprises and in this instance, the table top was beyond repair. To create a new top, first remove the original one. Then use a timber round panel and cut it using a circular saw to recreate the hexagon shape.
- For a smooth, even finish, sand the whole piece with 240 grit sandpaper. Geneva's hack! Cover the back of a piece of sandpaper with electrical tape then cut the sandpaper into long strips. The thin strips mean you can get into the little details of the piece.
- Another surprise - one of the legs broke off! Reattach the leg by drilling 19mm holes in the base and the leg, then use dowel and wood glue to put them back together.
How to create a scalloped bath tray
Create your very own bath tray and level up your nighttime routine. Not only is the timber tray a stunning addition to your bathroom, it will also hold your book, candle and tea while you relax.
How to create a wooden mirror with our woodstains
Create a bespoke centrepiece mirror that looks expensive and exudes style. The best part? It's DIY and fully customisable, thanks to our divine range of Prooftint woodstain colours.